The Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., located on the Belfast waterfront, helped launch the Maine craft beer craze after it opened in 2007. Owners David and Sarah Carlson announced in February that they were putting the brewery building and Three Tides, the cocktail bar and eatery located next door, for sale. But the businesses closed just two months later, and although David Carlson told the BDN in June that he wanted to reopen the brewery store and tasting room as soon as possible, that did not happen.
Now, Portland-based Tranzon Auction Properties has scheduled 36 Marshall Wharf for a foreclosure auction Dec. 3. There will be previews from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and 26, according to Ruth Lind, a Tranzon sales associate who said the location has a lot to offer.
“It’s right on the waterfront, and Belfast is a very thriving community these days,” she said. “Having a waterfront location is amazing. And the building also has quite a bit of historical significance for the town.”
But the former city granary, a roughly 6,000-square-foot wooden structure that was constructed in 1900, also has some issues. The low-lying building is prone to flooding, with David Carlson telling the BDN in June that two major flooding events this year helped lead to cascading financial disaster for his business.