A West Michigan brewery moves from its current location to the Tanger Outlets in the Byron Center. The 5 Lakes Brewing Company in Dorr made their move to the new entertainment district within the Outlet Mall official today with an announcement from the Tanger Outlets Mall.
The move will make the brewery the heart of the new outdoor entertainment district, which is due to open in the Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids this fall. The new location is known as the “5 Lakes Brewpub”. Although the brewery has received a full liquor license, it is not brewed on-site in Dorr as it has been for the past five years.
Information about the move has been discussed in online groups for the past few months after it was made public on the local news site TownBroadcast 3 months ago. The brewery has been in Dorr for five years after converting an old restaurant and bowling alley into the restaurant and Brewhouse Lanes.
Brewhouse Lanes were permanently closed during the pandemic, but the brewery maintained food and beverage service as per guidelines during the pandemic. This also includes expanding the take-out options.
Doug and Cindy Lameyer opened the brewery in Dorr with their partners Lisa and Randy Blain in the former Seasons in Time restaurant and Jake’s Goodtime Bar & Grill. It is not yet known whether the room will remain a restaurant.
Potential tenants may be cautious about moving into the place as some community officials, including Dorr trustee John Tuinstra, who has in the past voted against a facility that sells alcohol, have spoken out against facilities that serve alcohol in the community .