Core Brewery to open second pub in Fayetteville

A banner marks the location for the future home of a Core Public House on Mission Boulevard in east Fayetteville.

Photo: Dustin Bartholomew, Flyer Staff

There’s a new watering hole coming soon to east Fayetteville.

Signs recently appeared for a Core Public House on Mission Boulevard, just west of the Crossover Road intersection.

Core has opened a handful of the “public house” neighborhood bars around the state in recent years, and the new pub will be the second in Fayetteville. The brewery also operates a location at 3671 Mall Avenue.

According to founder Jesse Core, the new pub on Mission wasn’t exactly part of his plans.

“We were really kind of done building the pubs to be honest,” said Core. “We had so many people in that neighborhood telling us they needed something in that part of town, though, that we finally looked at it. Once we found that location, we knew we had to do it.”

Core said the new pub, which will be their 10th overall location, will be similar to the recently opened Springdale location on Emma Avenue, and will include dart boards, a ping pong table, and a casual atmosphere. The new pub will be about 2,200 square feet, with a large patio and outdoor area.

“The Emma location really kind of opened my eyes,” he said. “Folks really love the atmosphere at that location. So we’ll incorporate some of that stuff at the new one.”

The Core pubs typically serve their own lineup of locally-brewed beers, ciders, wine on tap, and as of recently, a variety of appetizers and panini-style sandwiches.

Core said construction is expected to move pretty quickly at the new location, which should be open sometime in the first quarter of 2017.