Portner’s Brewhouse announced its immediate closure on Friday in an email to patrons, little more than a year after its opening.
The cause of the West End brewpub’s closure appeared to be a breakdown in rent negotiations, per the email.
“In realizing the changes to the surrounding landscape, we pushed for appropriate changes to our lease agreement, which were temporarily provided by the landlord. However, permanent change could not be achieved,” read the letter, signed by owners Catherine and Margaret Portner. “We did everything in our power to sustain the company it for as long as possible, which is why we are sharing the conclusion to this chapter with you today.”
Calls to management have not been returned as of press time.