November 18, 2016
Kask Taproom on 4th ave in downtown Prince George opened its doors on November 18th, 2016. This new test kitchen and craft beer tasting business is going to be a sure fire hit in our downtown and is just another example of all the great things happening in the area.
The following is an excerpt from www.opinion250.com news report on the opening and captures what is happening beautifully:
More and more businesses are making the decision to open in downtown Prince George, an area of the City which has seen more than its share of challenges.
Investment in the downtown has been growing, with façade improvements ( the old Photo Fax building on George Street a prime example), the resumption of construction of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, the addition of a pizza outlet to Nancy O’s on Third Avenue, façade improvements underway at the corner of Third and Quebec, the decision by HomeWork to return to downtown, the opening of Jim’s Clothes Closet on 4th , the development of Crossroads Brewery on George Street and now Kask.
The opening of Kask on 4th means 4th avenue has no retail vacancy space available. That’s the first time that has happened in several years. “This innovative business will play a pivotal role in redevelopment of downtown” says Mayor Lyn Hall.
Kask’s owner, Ross Birchall says his outlet won’t be in competition with Crossroads Brewery, in fact, CrossRoads product will be one of the craft beers featured.
Over the past year, several developers have remarked that it is clear Prince George is open for business and Birchall echoes those comments “The time is right for doing business in this city. A cooperative Mayor and Council, incentives such as the Façade Improvement Program, several young entrepreneurs that I’m pleased to call my friends and an appetite for change makes all the difference.”
There are other plans in the works to help further the revitalization of Downtown Prince George, including developing student housing, and a park next to the Wood Innovation and Design Building .