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Mayor Gary W. Starr and Middleburg Heights City Council recently broke ground for the new Fat Head’s brewery and restaurant in Middleburg Heights. This $12 million-dollar investment is being made by Harsax Management and Fat Head’s Brewery which is the second-largest craft beer brewer in the State of Ohio.
The City of Middleburg Heights initially attracted Fat Head’s Brewery in 2011, at that time beating Pittsburgh to be the location for the Fat Head’s production brewery. Since then, Fat Head’s has grown in both capacity and reputation with the support of the City of Middleburg Heights which has taken steps to ensure the continued growth and success of Fat Head’s in the community. As Fat Head’s looked to accommodate continued growth, the City of Middleburg Heights again found itself in competition with other cities and other states to be the location for the major expansion of the production brewery and 220-seat full-service restaurant. It is because of the good relationship between the City of Middleburg Heights and Fat Head’s that the company has chosen Middleburg Heights to be the location for the new brewery and restaurant.
The new restaurant will be unique to Middleburg Heights and offer a dining experience like no other in the region. The new brewery and restaurant will create new jobs in Middleburg Heights in addition to the current Fat Head’s employees. The new 125,000 square-foot building will make Middleburg Heights a destination for bus tours and people seeking to tour the production brewery and dine at the restaurant.
This is just one of the many development projects currently in progress which reflect the continued significant investments that businesses are making in Middleburg Heights including investments by UPS, Southwest General Health Center, Quadax, and a number of new businesses planned for the Southland business district.