2009-11-12 / Local & State

Preservationists Eye Iron City Site In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh neighborhood preservation group wants to save the former Iron City Brewing Co. complex from the wrecking ball.

The brewery in July moved its production and bottling operations to the former Rolling Rock brewery in Latrobe, about 45 miles east of the city. Before that, Iron City beer had been brewed in the city since 1861 and at the same location in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood since 1866.

Although the company still has corporate offices and a warehouse in Pittsburgh it plans to demolish the rest of the complex.

But a group called Lawrenceville Stakeholders wants the city’s Historic Review Commission to consider saving the buildings for redevelopment.

Brewery president Tim Hickman says he’s open to the idea.

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