Fruitful Roots, a new craft brewery, will be built in downtown Cornelius

Sept. 29. Brothers Douglas Marion and Travis Marion and their wives Shannon and Chelsea, respectively, will soon close on three lots near the Food Lion on North Main. They are planning a 5,000-square foot taproom and brewery with a small kitchen and shaded patio.

The name: Fruitful Roots.

Groundbreaking will be in the first part of 2023 with the grand opening in the first quarter 2024.


Travis Marion

Travis Marion has brewing and corporate sales and marketing experience, while Douglas Marion has a finance, business and real estate background. Douglas, the owner of Cornelius-based Advanced Wealth Strategies, a financial advisory firm, said they will be hiring a head brewer.

The location is within walking distance of the new Cain Center for the Arts—a $25 million economic development engine in the center of downtown.


Douglas Marion

“We believe LKN craft beer drinkers will appreciate the vision we have for creating an experience through which community thrives, rooted in trusted connections and shared adventures.” says Douglas Marion.

“We will …. create a truly unique craft beer retreat within downtown Cornelius,” Douglas Marion said.


8 Responses to “Fruitful Roots, a new craft brewery, will be built in downtown Cornelius”

  1. Awesome venture and partnership!

    Posted by Scott | September 29, 2022, 12:57 pm
  2. Congratulations ‼️Looking forward to this .

    Posted by Karen Tovar | September 29, 2022, 1:59 pm
  3. Will they have enough parking like you said you had for the Cain Center then turns out you had to add temporary parking lot across from library and now in front of food lion 😏

    Posted by Steve | September 29, 2022, 4:15 pm
  4. Can’t wait! Really excited to have a brewery in Cornelius.

    Posted by John P | September 29, 2022, 5:08 pm
  5. Can’t wait for this!

    Posted by Lily | September 29, 2022, 5:09 pm
  6. This is a great addition to the city!

    Posted by Gabe | September 29, 2022, 5:11 pm
  7. Excited about things coming to downtown Cornelius but also glad I live on other side of 77 because it’s already overcrowded, parking challenged and bad traffic.

    Posted by PR | September 29, 2022, 8:52 pm

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