Father, son ‘want to give back to the town we grew up in,’ co-founder of new Centerville brewery says

‘Loose Ends Brewing’ will offer food menu, full bar in addition to its own beers

The father-and-son duo of Kent and John Loose lent their names to their joint business venture for which John Loose came back to Centerville to open with his dad.

The new 175-seat craft brewery and restaurant to be named “Loose Ends Brewing Co.” is in the works at 890 S. Main St., a retail strip center in south Centerville, and the two men are hard at work turning their vision for a craft brewery and restaurant into a reality.

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“The main factors that have led us to opening this place has really been about the beer and local community,” John Loose told this news outlet. We want to be able to give back to the town that we live and grew up in, and we plan to be very active in that regard.”

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“I graduated from Centerville in 2005, went to Ohio State, and recently moved back from Knoxville, Tennessee to open this place,” John Loose said. “The focus for us is to be able to offer something for everyone and make it a family establishment where people can come in and relax with some great beer and excellent food.”

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

Plans call for offering a full bar in addition to the craft brewery’s own beers. The food menu will rotate and will include weekly specials, Loose said.

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Centerville city officials said the city has approved the zoning use as a retail brewpub/brewery, and plans call for the addition of a patio.

“We have heard loud and clear the interest in more craft brewing options,” Centerville Economic Development Administrator Michael Norton-Smith said late last week in a release. “The fact that this is a father-son team makes their story all the more unique. Loose Ends Brewing Company will be a terrific complement to the dining and entertainment offerings already in the Centerville Shopping Center as well as those that will be coming in the future as the nearby Centerville Place development moves forward.”

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Loose said he and his father are excited about the south Centerville space.

“This project has been two years in the making, and we spent the majority of 2018 looking at different locations in the area from Bellbrook, Springboro, and Centerville. There wasn't much out there when we were looking, and when this space became available, we were thrilled,” Loose said.

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The business founder are working on the Loose Ends Brewing web site and Facebook page, but will be offering updated on their progress on the brewery's Loose  Ends Brewing Instagram account.

***ORIGINAL STORY (Sept. 13, 2019)***

A new craft brewery, named “Loose Ends Brewing Co.,” is in the works in Centerville, according to online records from the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control.

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The founder of Loose Ends Brewing filed an application on Monday for a craft-brewery license to operate at 890 S. Main St., a retail strip center in south Centerville, according to the state’s liquor-control web site.

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We have reached out to the founder of Loose Ends Brewing seeking details, and we will update this story with any new information.

An architectural firm has submitted preliminary drawings of the proposed new business to Centerville city officials that show space for dining, bar dining, and private dining, as well as a stage, and lists an array of restaurant-related equipment that would be part of the project.

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Credit: City of Centerville

Credit: City of Centerville

If the Loose Ends Brewing project is approved and its founders successfully navigate the other challenges involved with a business startup, it would become the fourth craft brewery to locate in the Centerville-Washington Twp. region. Lock 27 Brewing also operates in south Centerville, Heavier Than Air Brewing is open on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp. and Sojourners Brewstillery is in the works just off Ohio 725 in Washington Twp.

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Not every liquor-license application leads to an actual business opening, however, as projects can be derailed by regulatory, financial or other obstacles.

More than 15 craft breweries have opened across the Miami Valley in the last eight years, and none has closed.

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