Granite City Food & Brewery to Open Ninth Location

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a
lease agreement with The Dunham Company for a restaurant in Wichita, Kansas
that will be the site of the company’s ninth Granite City Food & Brewery.
“We are excited to begin an aggressive rollout of our concept throughout
Middle America,” said Steve Wagenheim, Granite City Food & Brewery’s
President and CEO. “Wichita is a natural starting point for our expansion
plan which calls for 18 stores over the next three years. We plan to open
our Wichita store in June 2005 and anticipate signing agreements on sites
throughout the Midwest including Kansas City, Omaha, Wisconsin and the
Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.” Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
currently operates eight Granite City Food & Brewery casual dining
restaurants featuring made-from-scratch food and handcrafted beers. Its
first Granite City location, in St. Cloud, MN, opened in June 1999.
Subsequently, the Company opened restaurants in Sioux Falls, SD; Fargo, ND;
West Des Moines, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Davenport, IA; Lincoln, NE and
Minneapolis, MN.