Tyler’s Taproom in Raleigh closed

The Raleigh location of Tyler’s Taproom has closed and a new concept will go into the almost 11,000-square-foot space.

Owner Tyler Huntington, who also has locations in Apex, Carrboro and Durham, said Friday that the taproom at Seaboard Station was just too big for their business. Huntington said he had been in discussions with another company to do a new concept there but decided instead to let them take over the space.

“It was time to change,” Huntington said. “The taproom business was getting really competitive in Raleigh.”

The Raleigh location opened about four years ago. It was the biggest of the four Tyler’s Taproom locations; the Durham location is about 9,500 square feet. Customers with outstanding gift cards can redeem them at the other three locations.

Huntington said he is going to focus his energy on his new distillery, Revival Spirits Distilling Co., in Durham, as well as expanding the company’s catering operation next year.

Huntington said the other company is working out their lease with the landlord but he could not reveal details of their concept.

A message was posted on Tyler’s Taproom’s Facebook page announcing the decision Friday:

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