The Lovell Brewery + Taproom was originally built to house expanding the Lovell Auto Co. in 1922. As a fire devastated the city, some drastic measures were taken to save the new building. As many Astorian business owners were out of a storefront, the building transformed into the Lovell Arcade and Theater until the city was able build back up. The building remained an automotive dealership and repair facility until the late 1990′s. As the Fort George Brewery stretched out into a brewery block in late 2010, the Lovell Auto Building was renovated to house a 30 barrel brewhouse, canning line, and taproom. Much like the Lovell Arcade of old, as the brewery expands they have hosted markets, speeches, and concerts. The brewery and taproom is open to the public Friday through Sunday. This space will continue to evolve just like their beers.