Photo of the Day: Breweries Transform Communities

Boulevard Brewing opened in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, Mo., creating a brewery out of a building that had been a railroad's laundry. While it probably would have been cheaper for the company to be in the suburbs, the brewery's managers are "committed urbanists" who like the idea of contributing to the vitality of the central city as opposed to building on undeveloped land in the suburbs.

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(AP) — This combination photo shows, left, an undated photo of Boulevard Brewing shortly after its opening in 1989, in Kansas City, Mo., and right, a tour group visiting the brewery on July 1, 2013.

Boulevard Brewing opened in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, creating a brewery out of a building that had been a railroad's laundry. While it probably would have been cheaper for the company to be in the suburbs, the brewery's managers are "committed urbanists" who like the idea of contributing to the vitality of the central city as opposed to building on undeveloped land in the suburbs, says Boulevard's CFO, Jeff Crum. (AP Photo/Boulevard Brewing)

 

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