Two days prior to the opening of the new Grapes n’ Growlers location in Felida, co-owner Tom Mahoney’s head was churning with excitement and anticipation.
However, Mahoney’s feeling of exhilaration wasn’t necessarily centered on his newest business venture with his wife, Paige, and friends, Ashley and Amanda Cahoon.
No, Mahoney had his mind on a different kind of kickoff – as in the game that he and Ashley Cahoon attended on Oct. 21 between USC and Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., a trip two years in the making.
“It was one of those things we had to delay to enjoy the game,” Mahoney said of having the opening of the newest Grapes n’ Growlers’ location on Oct. 23, two days after the game. “… If we didn’t, we’d be sitting there at the football game thinking about it the whole time.”
Just a little more than two and a half years since the Mahoneys and Cahoons opened Grapes n’ Growlers (www.grapesngrowlers.com) in east Vancouver, comes their second location at 10714 NW Lakeshore Avenue, Suite 105, in Felida, which could prove just as popular as the original location in time.
The space is 2,000 square feet with a few televisions scattered throughout – but that’s not the focus here. There are two glass garage doors that will be open during warmer months that will eventually open to outdoor seating for hop heads and families alike.
“I’ve been waiting for this,” said Justin Hite of Washougal, a frequent customer at the original location. “I’m a…