$3M entertainment complex with brewery coming to Outlet Shops of Grand River

Grand River Drive-In opens on July 3.

The drive-in theater at the Outlet Shops of Grand River is set to open on July 3 as part of a larger entertainment complex.

The co-founder of Avondale Brewery plans to build a $3 million entertainment complex with a brewery, beer garden, restaurant and amphitheater that will accompany the drive-in theater, mini-golf course and upgraded playground.

On Monday, the city of Leeds approved an incentive package with a sales tax abatement of 2 cents from funds generated through the new development for two years and 1.5 cents for another 13 years for costs associated with the developer’s plans to build more in the future, with a cap of $1.5 million in 15 years.

The Grand River Drive-In will open July 3 with a celebration, including fireworks and a food truck rally.

The other elements will open in phases, with the Backyard Beer Garden and Neighbors Beer House brewery opening in the fall, according to spokeswoman Stacy Smith.

For more details see Thursday’s print edition. Find copies at Mills Pharmacy, Leeds Jane Culbreth Library and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. Subscribe here.

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