by Jennifer Janda | Dec 27, 2012
Craft3 announced its investment in Face Rock Creamery in Bandon.
Craft3 is the company that used to be called Enterprise Cascadia and previously was part of ShoreBank. Its loan is the final
piece of financing needed for the construction of Face Rock Creamery. The cheese factory will bring back a heritage industry along with local jobs and tourism dollars.
For 62 years, the Bandon Cheese Factory drew travelers to Bandon. But just two years after buying it in 2000, a larger cheese
maker closed and demolished the factory. The abandoned site was an eyesore and the community immediately began lobbying to bring a cheese factory back to Bandon.
City leaders backed local developer Greg Drobot’s idea to open a new cheese factory to be called Face Rock Creamery. Together they drew on the expertise of Joe Sinko, former owner of Bandon Cheese and longtime
friend of Craft3.......read more......
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