With room for a 10,068-square-foot brewery built into the master plan for Thompson's Point (see page 10 of the linked document), rumors are flying that the site could host an expansion of Bissell Brothers Brewing Company, one of the country's hottest young beer producers. The brewery currently resides at 1 Industrial Way in Portland's Riverside Industrial Park cluster — alongside Foundation, Austin St., Allagash, Geary's, and New England Distilling — and has already grown once, adding an adjacent garage bay to its small footprint.
The company has a VIP box for concerts at Thompson's Point and has participated in various events there, including a recent food truck beer dinner. It also hopes to be involved with a planned ice rink and bar this winter. Brewery co-owner Peter Bissell told Eater these factors "have led some to believe we are moving there," a rumor he denies. Whether it's at Thompson's Point or not, though, a move seems to be in the works: "We are still finalizing our expansion plans," Bissell said.
Other food and beverage businesses planning to open at Thompson's Point include a Cellardoor Winery expansion, a distillery called Stroudwater Spirits, and a clam shack called The Point from restaurateur Jason Loring. There is still space for a hotel and restaurant, too.