Originally hoping to open in May, Chuck’s Hop Shop is now hoping for a late August or September unveiling.
The family-friendly beer market and tap house is slated to open in the empty Copymaster building on the corner of 20th and Union. Owner Chuck Shin currently operates the popular Chuck’s 85th Street Market in Greenwood. The bottle shop has 30 craft beers on tap, growler fills to-go, and nearly 1,000 bottles for sale — many of them local beer.
Chuck Shin has signed a 10-year lease for the 20th and Union spot and, according to reporting by Seattle Weekly, cited slow permitting as the cause of the delay.
The new Chuck’s Hop Shop will have eight parking spaces, compared to the original location’s three. They’ll also host food trucks every day, and they’re planning to have some outdoor seating space. In an attempt to be family-friendly, Chuck’s will be open to all ages and serve ice cream.
Expect lots of taps: Shin is planning for 50 taps and a dizzying selection of craft beer bottles — perhaps even more than at the Greenwood spot, which is 700 feet smaller than the 3,100-square-foot Central District location.