The Plant & Chatham Beverage District

The Plant & Chatham Beverage District

220 Lorax Lane
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Primary Contact: 
Tamela M Schwerin
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Secondary Contact: 
Lyle Estill
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About Us:

The Plant is a diverse 17-acre eco-industrial park located on the east side of Pittsboro, North Carolina. We are the home to like-minded local economy focused small businesses. The Plant has turned local commerce into an experience with an art gallery, many outdoor spaces for gatherings and events, amazing spirits, ciders, meads, beers, a coffee roaster and a farm to fork kitchen that grows her food on site. Hemp clothing and CBD products are also part of the offerings.


In the 1940's, it was part of an enormous flower farm, Sunshine Gardens or Boardman’s Flower Farm and in the late ’80’s, The Plant was acquired by Inco Alloys who constructed the four main buildings and used them to manufacture metal alloys for military use. Inco Alloys closed their plant in 1993. Lyle Estill and Tami Schwerin bought the property in 2004 and have renovated the industrial buildings.


Today, The Plant is the home of the Chatham Beverage District, and as such, home to Fair Game Beverage Company, with local NC delicacies, Chatham Cider Works, Starrlight Mead and BMC Brewing. We enjoy the smells of coffee from Vortex Roasters too!


Activities include Chatham Axes (if you have aggression to release), Pittsboro Electric Bikes for rent or sale, a Petanque court (kind of like bocce ball) and a playground for little ones. There are trails and lots of outdoor space to gather.