Craft breweries, which tend to open where real estate is affordable, often revitalize the neighborhood by providing well paying jobs and attracting young people. However, this can lead to gentrification, which raises the prices of real-estate so much that breweries can no longer afford to remain in the area, like Brooklyn Brewery. Brooklyn Brewery, based in Williamsburg, may be forced to leave when their lease expires in 2025. Harpoon, a brewery in Boston, however, is protected by a 50 year lease with the city.
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