After the brewery closed in 1951, the building was sold and has since been owned by many families. In 2011 the Dick Brothers Brew House was purchased by Liz and Chris Solaro breathing new life into the district. Liz created Gallery Solaro in 2012 hosting gallery shows, live music and special events. Soon after, Liz & Chris purchased the Bottle House Buildings for live music performances, as well as other community and special events.
In 2015 business partners Bret Austin and Mark Krogman formed Dick Brothers, Inc. and purchased the Stock House and Power House Buildings. Eventually the pair purchased the Bottle House Buildings, selling one building to Jon Hanchett of the Cheese People. Since then Mark and Bret have been working to restore the buildings and bring them back for the community to enjoy.
Most recently, Bret and Mark opened the Dick Brothers Brewery Museum in the Stock House Building. The newly renovated space houses collections and memorabilia, as well as tells the history of the Dick Brothers Brewery.
The Stock House is also home to Quincy Brewery & Arts, a non-profit whose mission is to cultivate a sustainable arts district that provides a cultural hub for arts education and outreach to the community through a variety of partnerships and programs. Quincy Brewery & Arts programming includes, building preservation, available art space, and partnered arts education & outreach.
In the coming years, the Cheese People production will also be housed in the Bottle House building owned by Jon Hanchett.
With new ownership of the buildings, the group has partnered together to slowly reveal the expansive underground tunnel system. Tunnel Tours have been arranged through community special events and can also be reserved for private groups through Quincy Brewery & Arts.
Dick Brothers, Inc., Solaro Properties LLC and Jon Hanchett have been working to revitalize the Dick Brothers Brewery District buildings, creating a cultural hub for the Quincy and Adams County, IL region while restoring the spaces for over 180,000 SqFt of available new occupancy.
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