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FSR Magazine: Scofflaw Brewing Co. to Open at Midcity Yards in Columbus, Georgia

(FSR Magazine) June 29, 2022

The Cotton Companies, a real estate development and investment firm based in Columbus, GA, announced the addition of Scofflaw Brewing Co., one of the country’s fastest growing breweries, to Midcity Yards.

“Columbus is the perfect city for new expansion,” says Matt Shirah, Founder and CEO of Scofflaw. “When we opened on the Westside of Atlanta, there was hardly any commercial activity in our immediate area. Since opening doors in 2016, Scofflaw has served as an anchor for our community. We’ve seen commercial development explode around us, positively shifting the future of the neighborhood. We couldn’t be more excited to join Midcity Yards on a project that we believe will have the same incredible long-term effect in such an exciting and active place like Columbus.”

Scofflaw will occupy approximately 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at Midcity Yards, which includes a tasting room, brewing facility and beer garden. Their plan is to brew most of the popular beers currently found in Atlanta and launch new recipes, ultimately creating a place that locals can enjoy and feel ownership over, while helping to drive tourism, just as they’ve done in the past.

“The vision of Midcity Yards was to create a destination where all people could casually cross paths and connect,” says Chris Woodruff, President of The Cotton Companies. “Columbus is ready for a brand like Scofflaw. It isn’t just because they brew some of the best beer in the country, it’s because they know how to foster community. We view Midcity as the link between Uptown and Midtown Columbus, and Scofflaw, along with its other tenants, will help to bring vibrant energy to an area that has been dormant for far too long. It’s the key to connecting this great city in many different ways.”

Located between 5th and 6th Avenues, Midcity Yards is the active destination in Columbus where friends, family and neighbors come together to have fun and wind down. Humming with activity, yet casual to its core, Midcity gives vibrant new life to the city’s long-time industrial hub and adjacent historic railyard. Its focus on outdoor community, great food and drink, along with a fun and casual vibe, make it the perfect place for all people, any time of the day, to casually cross paths and connect.

Scofflaw will join Fetch Park and Moe’s Original BBQ (opening late Summer 2022) in the development, along with a forthcoming boutique fitness concept.

General information and updates can be found online at or via Instagram by following @midcityyards.



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