TRUMANSBURG, NY — Rongovians rejoice! A new brewery is set to open in Trumansburg this year in the former Rongovian Embassy space on West Main Street.

Garrett’s Brewing announced on its website that it is in the process of becoming a full-fledged brewery.

“Once we are done with our build-out, we will be located on Main St in Trumansburg, NY in the site of the former Rongovian Embassy!”

The “Rongo” storefront has been empty since late 2016, when the beloved restaurant, bar and music venue closed abruptly after seeking a change in ownership.

An opening date has not been confirmed, but it is expected to open later this year.

Jennifer Wholey is a feature writer and Head of Dining Partnerships for the Ithaca Voice. Contact her at