To the casual reader it must seem that Parkesburg Today is on the brink of becoming “Victory Brewing Today.”
Once a week, sometimes two or three times a week, PT runs a post with links or pictures about the latest news on the Downingtown craft-beer brewer and its new brewhouse on Route 372 just west of Parkesburg.
That notoriety continued yesterday as County Commissioner Ryan Costello positioned Victory Brewing right up there with Vanguard and QVC, as landmark businesses everyone knows and capable of boosting Chester County’s image across the country and around the world.
“People know Vanguard, people know Vanguard” Costello is quoted in the article, implying it is only a matter of time before Victory Brewing, who’s beer is already sold in 34 states and several countries, is recognized as a Chester County brand.
Guy Ciarrocchi, president of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry is quoted in the Philly.com article as well.
“It’s a story of local success we can all be proud of,” said Ciarrocchi.
At the end of the day Victory Brewing, Ciarrocchi is spot on; Victory Brewing is a neighbor residents of Parkesburg, West Sadsbury and the entire Octorara region can be proud of!
Victory’s new brewhouse will not only generate sorely needed local jobs as well as expand Octorara’s anemic tax base. More important though than even jobs and a stronger, more robust tax base however is the shot of confidence Victory’s decision to move into our back yard gives existing residents and business owners.
Victory search for a new facility took the brewer’s founders to points north, south, east and west. In the end, after a multi-year search, management decided the waters, open space and access to transportation and distribution hubs offered by the West Sadsbury location made West Sadsbury an ideal setting for the company’s present and future production.
So if Victory finds enough to like about Parkesburg to make a $30 Million dollar investment, then maybe, just maybe, we can too.
And maybe, just maybe, readers will forgive Parkesburg Today as we continue to accentuate the positive by giving Victory more than their fair share of electronic ink.
Enjoy the entire Philly.com article in Monday’s edition here.