Cornelius father, son team up for taproom trip in Huntersville

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Nov. 14. By TL Bernthal. The owners of 760 Craft Works, which was originally planned for Cornelius, expect to open their brewery and taproom on Gilead Road in downtown Huntersville in the first quarter 2023.

Wagner Ramsey

Wagner Ramsey, who lives on Green Dolphin Lane, said the 12-tap brewery will serve beer, cider, seltzer along with boutique wines that you won’t find at Harris Teeter.

Ramsey has been a home brewer for years and was looking for a new business venture. His son, Trey Ramsey, also of Cornelius, suggested they open a brewery.

760 defined

760 is a nod to Lake Norman. The 760 elevation line is where Lake Norman is at full pond.

Future site of 760 Craft Works


Ramsey said they applied to Cornelius to allow the brewery on the rectangle of  land on Kunkelman Drive between the back of the Goodwill parking lot and the luxury Watermark condominiums.

The town required buffers for breweries and the  Ramseys couldn’t build the 5,000-square-foot, two-story brewery without the town’s OK. In the two or three months it took to get the OK, the land was purchased.

Enter Huntersville

It wasn’t long before Ramsey got a heads-up that Huntersville might have a spot for 760: the old Huntersville Police station.

Ramsey said he had hoped to open the 8,000-square-foot brewery and taproom on Gilead Road last summer, but is now looking at opening in early 2023.

Work is ongoing on 760 Crafts Works, which a Cornelius father-son team hope to open this spring on Gilead Road, Huntersville.


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