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Craft Brewer Headed to Water Valley

The Hendricks building in Water Valley (Photo the North Mississippi Herald)

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WCBI — Oxford’s loss is Water Valley’s gain. And you can add beer lovers to that list.

Two businessmen originally looked at Oxford for a new business venture but now say they plan to convert the old Hendricks building on Main Street in Water Valley into the state’s fourth microbrewery.

Andrew O’Bryan and Dr. Mac Nichols tell the North Mississippi Herald they are only waiting on their equipment to be made to begin construction on the building. The brewery will employ 10 to 15 people initially.

City leaders say the business will add to the rebirth of downtown and attract tourists to the Casey Jones Museum and growing list of downtown restaurants.