Anderson said he’ll oversee the development of Wanderlust Coffee Bar, including training employees. He will not have an ownership stake in Wanderlust, and the venture will have no impact on the popular Ghostlight, which Anderson described as “my baby.”
It makes sense to operate a craft brewery/restaurant in shared space with a coffee bar, with its early-morning hours. Wanderlust will feature a circular bar that spans two rooms, and at night, it could offer seating for brewpub customers, Anderson said.
Young said Wanderlust will add a distinctive component to The Wandering Griffin and will complement its offerings.
The 10,000-square-foot brewpub will seat about 300 in its restaurant and tap room, and 120 more on a patio. It has additional seating in a private-events room. The brewpub will employ 60 to 80 people. The brewpub is projected to open as early as this fall, serving other local breweries’ beers until its own brewing system can be installed.