Dented Keg Meet & Greet Event at River's Landing

In effort to collect toys for the season of giving, Dented Keg Brewing Company has teamed up with Clearfield County Toys for Tots to host a 1-day special donation and drop-off event this Saturday, November 20th from 12pm - 5pm at the River’s Landing building located at 139 West Market Street in Downtown Clearfield.

Dented Keg Brewing Company and representatives from Toys for Tots, will be at River’s Landing. Owners of DKBC will be on site to meet with the community to speak about the future opening at the River’s Landing location. DKBC’s beverage trailer will provide an opportunity for sampling and sales of beer and cider selections that will soon be on tap at the new location in 2022.

DKBC is pleased to offer a fun afternoon to meet and greet while supporting our local Toys for Tots program. Visitors are welcome to tour the special event area upstairs. Tables and seating will be available as well as the drop-off center for the local Toys for Tots program.

Donated toys are graciously accepted during the event. Please remember donated toys must be new items in original, unwrapped boxes. Monetary donations may be accepted and made payable to Clearfield County Toys for Tots.

Press Release, October 27, 2021
         River's Landing Secures Tenant - Dented Keg Brewing Company  

Something is brewing in Clearfield County and craft beer enthusiasts are about to have another option to experience along the riverfront in Downtown Clearfield. Clearly Ahead Development is excited to announce Dented Keg Brewing Company will open their second location at the new Rivers Landing building along the Riverwalk in Downtown Clearfield.

Dented Keg Brewing Company, known as “DKBC”, set out with a simple mission to offer great beer and food in a family friendly environment while being an active member and friend of the community in which they operate. DKBC owners, Matt McCullough, a St. Marys native, and Corey Gibbons, originally from Pittsburgh, announced DKBC will expand into River’s Landing. The brewery and restaurant will occupy approximately 4,200 square feet of indoor dining and brewing space for their 5-barrel brewing system to complement their 10-barrel system, located in Mars, Pa. The new site boasts over 1,000 square feet for outdoor dining. Additionally, DKBC will exclusively cater special events on the second floor, a 2,200 square foot special event area. The area can accommodate up to 138-person events.

“The site provides a terrific setting for our second location. The panoramic views of the Susquehanna River and the Riverwalk, proximity to the core downtown area, residential areas, and recreational activities, made this location a premier opportunity for our business expansion,” expressed McCullough. “The Mars and Clearfield sites will be a core part of growing our culture of DKBC and evident in the many partnerships we have developed in southwestern and central PA, and now, the PA Wilds Area.”

Plans are for the restaurant and brewery to offer not only their in-house brewed beer, but also with local, PA-produced wines and spirits to offer a wide selection of wine and cocktails for any taste. The Clearfield location will have 12 dedicated taps for their in-house brewed beers with both regular staples and rotating, small-batch specialties. Like the Mars location, DKBC will offer a full menu with a variety of food offerings complimenting their beers with a creative, approachable menu for all tastes and the diversity to provide unique catering menus for large, private events.

Dented Keg is a family-run business with Matt’s brothers Derek McCullough, Brewmaster, and Travis McCullough, Head of Marketing and Brand Development, play active roles in every aspect of the operation. Gareth Poe has become a part of the family over the last few years as the General Manager responsible for the overall restaurant operation. Poe will be an integral part of the Clearfield location.

“The location is perfect for DKBC. The location has scenic indoor dining, and an amazing outdoor seating area with fantastic views of Clearfield, the Downtown Riverwalk, and surrounding areas. It’s walking distance from downtown and neighborhoods. We can be accessed via bicycle, canoe, or kayak, and we are minutes from I-80. Dented Keg Brewing Company has something to offer for everyone,” Gibbons shared. “We are excited to become an active member of Clearfield and surrounding community.”

Clearly Ahead Development, Rob Swales, CEO, said the project will entail significant buildout and improvements this winter for a Spring of 2022 opening. “As a result of DKBC’s success, River’s Landing will be 100% occupied in 2022. We are extremely excited to bring the offerings of DKBC to the area, and confident residents and visitors to Downtown Clearfield will be impressed with their dynamic offerings.”

Press Release, October 1, 2021

Media Release:                  River’s Landing secures tenant – Lezzer Realty Group
Date:                                    October 1, 2021
Contact:                              Rob Swales, Chief Executive Officer, Clearly Ahead Development
                                              Phone 814-768-7838,

Clearly Ahead Development is proud to announce the creation of a new business to locate in the River’s Landing building, located along the Clearfield riverfront. Concurrently, the Lezzer Realty Group is excited to join Keller Williams Advantage Realty of State College, PA, for creating a regional office headquarters for the Lezzer Realty Group. “We are beyond thankful for the opportunity and look forward to work with our clients and bring the Keller Williams brand to the Clearfield market,” expressed Christian Lezzer. “We are excited for what the future holds and look forward to creating lasting relationships for years to come within the community.”

Plans are underway for the Lezzer Realty Group to occupy a corner suite, located on the first floor along Market Street. The professional office will satisfy the growing needs to field a dynamic real estate team serving Clearfield and surrounding areas. Lezzer stated, 10-15 agents will work a regional basis from the River’s Landing location. Construction and Improvements are in the final stages of engineering-design, and plan to commence finish buildout of the office this fall.

“It is hard not to see the positive impacts Christian and his energetic team at Lezzer Realty Group have played in the local real estate market. They have grown to be a very strong brand within the community. We are extremely pleased to have Lezzer Realty Group commit to such a strong investment in our community with such a bold business presence,” expressed Rob Swales, Clearly Ahead Development, CEO.

River’s Landing is a newly constructed multi-occupancy building along the Clearfield Riverwalk. The 11,000 square-foot facility hosts up to 3 suites on the first floor for commercial occupancy. The second floor consists of economic development offices to provide entrepreneurial services and coworking space for young startup companies. The second floor also provides a large event area for trainings, meetings, and special event hosting up to 138 guests.

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