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Brewing up revitalization in Clark County’s downtown areas

Craft brewers, taprooms play important role in invigorating business in Ridgefield, Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground

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"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch.
"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch. (Elayna Yussen for The Columbian) Photo Gallery

When Lucky Lager closed in 1985, ending more than a century of brewing in Vancouver, the future looked bleak for local beer lovers. City leaders even went so far as to pass an ordinance prohibiting breweries downtown.

How times have changed.

Brewpubs, the micro-scale offspring of their industrial ancestors, have emerged as community gathering places and neighborhood economic engines, bolstering nearby businesses by drawing in potential customers outside of traditional hours.

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