After less than a year in operation, Rochester's popular Forager Brewing Co. gastropub is outgrowing its space.
The hipster-friendly beer, coffee and food place plans to take over space within its 1005 Sixth St. NW building that now houses the Kutzky Market retail area.
"We just need more room, so we're going to re-organize," said co-owner Annie Henderson.
The plan is to close the 1,200-square-foot market area at the end of June and start moving beer-aging barrels into the space in July. Beside beer storage, the space will be used as a customer waiting area as well as a public art space with a small retail piece.
The market, which features many local handmade items and antiques, has eight vendor booths.
"A lot of them already have new homes. Some are moving into the Dwell Local (store)," she said.
The shift also opens up room for Forager to host a local art galley and music performances.
"There will be a lot of new programing over there. After C4 (nonprofit Rochester art collective) closed, it has been tough for local artists to find free space for events," said Henderson. She previously served on the C4 board with her Forager co-owner, Sean Allen.