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This March 22, 2009 photo, a gutted beer vat is shown at the former Olympia brewery in Tumwater, Wash. Ten years ago Thursday, June 20, 2013, the whistle at the former Olympia brewery sounded for the last time. The brewery was closing after more than 100 years of beer-brewing tradition. The final whistle blew on June 20, 2003, and the plant finally shut its doors a week later, with hundreds losing jobs and the community losing "the legacy of a well run business that supported a community," said Carla Wulfsberg, a former city of Tumwater museum coordinator and local historian. Not much has transpired at the brewery since it closed a decade ago; the main brewery building above Tumwater Falls is still vacant and still for sale.
TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — The former Olympia Brewery at Tumwater has been vacant for a decade, but it could start making beer again.
A real estate broker who has been trying to sell the property, Troy Dana, told The Olympian (http://bit.ly/15qzQpD) the former owner has lifted a deed restriction that prevented alcohol from being produced.
Dana says he’ll check back with smaller breweries that have expressed interest in the property.
Plans to bottle water at the plant went down the drain and much of the property went into foreclosure.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com