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Bocktown Monaca Closes and Helps Employees Find Immediate Work
I’m sad to report that Bocktown Beer and Grill’s Monaca location connected to the Beaver Valley Mall has closed its doors after five years of business. The Bocktown brand and owner Chris Dilla have been pioneers of the craft beer movement in the Pittsburgh region, delivering fun, informative, educational, and memorable events for over 10 years since their first destination opened in Robinson in ’06. The Monaca location has been introducing people to craft beer from Pittsburgh and beyond since 2012.
Bocktown in Robinson is expected to see some of Monaca’s employees join their team in the upcoming weeks. They also announced they will actively help others not being transferred find work in the service industry. In fact, at the time of the release of this feature, only eight employees remained who have not received job offers.
In a statement released via Bocktown’s website, they said: “We are grateful to have played a part in bringing Pittsburgh’s craft beer scene to Beaver County and encourage each of you to keep exploring the fabulous world of Pennsylvania beer.” They went on to express their appreciation to all the county patrons who visited Bocktown over the years and thanked them for their “business, support, and positive feedback.”
Bocktown in Robinson has plenty of events and happenings lined up for the rest of the summer, including weekly samplings, a consistently-evolving list of rotating taps, and Localfest, a celebration of locally-sourced food and craft beer. Dates for Localfest are August 16-21. Follow Bocktown’s events via their website and through PCBN Connect’s Imbibe Pittsburgh events calendar.