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The Balloon Factory by FAB Beer Plans to Open in Somerville

The people behind a brand new gastropub in Somerville are also working on opening a brewery within the city as well.

Eater Boston is reporting that The Balloon Factory by FAB Beer is looking to open on Broadway just east of Teele Square, with a fundraising page saying that the facility would focus on beer, wine, and liquor sales on-site along with regional distribution of its contract-brewed beer. The fundraising page also says that the space would include a bar and a large outdoor area, with both large and small events being part of the plans including weddings, parties, wine and cheese flight nights, cocktail-making classes, and more. The business is looking for a total of $100,000 in funds over the next two months or so and is about a quarter of the way to that goal.

The FAB team has also collaborated with the people behind the now-closed Bergamot restaurant on Washington Street to open the brand new FAB gastropub in that space, which is a combination restaurant/art gallery.

The address for the upcoming Balloon Factory by FAB Beer is 1060 Broadway, Somerville, MA, 02144. The website for FAB (which stands for Food Art Beer) is

[Earlier Article]
FAB Gastropub Is Replacing Bergamot in Somerville

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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