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Atchison Riverfront

118 S. Second St., Atchison, KS 66002

After celebrating five years in Shawnee, we’re excited to share with you that this summer we’ll add a SECOND LOCATION at 118 S. Second St. in Atchison! Courtney grew up outside of Atchison, and her parents and grandpa still live there. Taproom Manager Jenalea Myers grew up just 10 miles west of Atchison in the small town of Cummings. Fun fact: Even though they grew up 10 miles apart, they didn’t meet until college!

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Initially constructed circa 1887, the building served as a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad freight depot and played an important role in the development of Atchison as a regional railroad hub. The brick depot replaced an earlier wood-framed freight depot that stood just to the east. The current building originally had a two-story south half with offices and one-story north half for moving freight between wagons/trucks on the west and railroad cars on the east.

The Burlington railroad remodeled the depot in 1943, removing most of the south half and all of the second story. Offices occupied spaces on the first floor. Burlington Railroad remodeled the depot in 1943 and retained ownership until circa 1966.

 

Since then, it’s mostly been vacant … just waiting for the right opportunity. Enter the Berger family, who took the building on as just one of many economic development projects they’re involved with in Atchison. A brewery had been on the Atchison Area Economic Development Corporation’s “wish list” for years. As early as the 2018 community survey and the 2021 survey, the public demonstrated the desire for a local brewery project. Also, a ballot question from November 2020 eliminated the 30% minimum food sales requirement in Atchison County, effectively clearing the way for a small, non-restaurant brewery to open in the Atchison community.

 

The Berger family oversaw the remodeling of the building to become a brewery and even got it registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Then, the building just needed an established brewer — preferably one with ties to Atchison. Enter Courtney and Servaes Brewing Company!

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