Buggy Factory by Southern Pines Brewing Co. opens

The Buggy Factory by Southern Pines Brewing Co. officially opened on Wednesday.

In the heart of Carthage, North Carolina, where history whispers through the streets, a story begins at The Buggy Factory, brought to life by the creators of Southern Pines Brewing Co,” wrote the Buggy Factory on its website. “Once a proud symbol of craftsmanship, The Buggy Factory now stands as a pillar of the community through its renovated restaurant, brewery, speakeasy bar, and outdoor performance venue.”

The iconic building was the Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory, which, from the mid-1800s to the 1920s, produced horse-drawn carriages essential to rural North Carolina life. 

The main floor consists of a restaurant and bar. The restaurant serves salads, pizza, and sandwiches for lunch and shared plates for dinner. Emily Walden Harris is the executive chef. 

“While Harris’ culinary roots are diverse, her upbringing in Detroit links us back to the rivalry between the Tyson and Jones Buggy Company vs the Ford Motor Company that inspired The Detroit pizza that is served here,” said the company on its website. “Other menu items feature elevated twists on classic favorites such as chicken parm sandwiches and Korean fried chicken wings, paying homage to her cultural background.

The intimate speakeasy bar concept, Tyson & Jones, is downstairs and is scheduled to open July 12.

“Downstairs at Tyson & Jones, we serve high-end craft cocktails made by mixologist Mardy Berlinger with over a decade of experience and an education at the European Bartender School,” said the company’s website. “The drinks here are made with housemade syrups, fresh juices, and fat-washed liquors, and are named after early women in jazz from Billie Holiday to Ella Fitzgerald.”

According to the company’s website, Steve Anchor, the head brewer of Southern Pines Brewing Company, oversees the microbrewery.

Local musicians will perform on the outdoor stage in the courtyard.

The Buggy Factory sources some ingredients from local businesses such as Revolution Farms and Buggy Town Coffee.

For the menu, please click here

Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., reopening from 4-10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., reopening from 4-11 p.m.

The Buggy Factory is located at 106 S. Ray Street.

Photo via Buggy Factory by Southern Pines Brewing Co. Facebook page.

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