Mason’s Brewing Co. suspended plans to open a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery at 186 Main St. in Auburn, the area highlighted at left in yellow. City of Auburn photo

Big plans for a vacant plot of land on the Androscoggin River in Auburn are in disarray, with Mason’s Brewing Company confirming it has suspended plans “for now” to bring a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery to downtown Auburn in what was supposed to be a mixed-use building at 186 Main St., Auburn.

The development was announced back in July 2022, and was to be built on a vacant lot bought from the city by Great Falls Construction, based in Gorham.

Mason’s new brewery initially was projected to be completed and ready to open by last summer. Owner and brewer Chris Morley would not say why the plans were changed, but offered this: “We just opened another location in Machias and hope that in the future we can circle back to Auburn.”

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