June 18, 2007
Move that brewery

Nancy Sarnoff reports that big changes may be in the works for the Saint Arnold Brewery.

The Saint Arnold brewery has become something of a tourist attraction in Houston. But its outer-loop location has the owner thinking a closer-in spot would better serve its customers.

Founder Brock Wagner said he's scouting inner-city real estate to relocate his brewery, which also happens to be outgrowing its 32,000 square feet of space at 2522 Fairway Park, near the intersection of U.S. 290 and West 34th.

"We're looking all over town, but my first goal would be to get something as close in to the center of town as possible," Wagner said.

Not too close, though.

"Manufacturing can't afford prime downtown real estate or even just off prime downtown real estate," he said. "I'd like to be within five minutes to downtown."

The 13-year-old brew house, which hosts public tours and an average of 15 special events each month, needs a building of at least 50,000 square feet or 3 to 5 acres of land.

Where do you think they should look? Leave a comment and say so.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 18, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston

Why, the Heights or Washington Avenue, of course!

Second choice...Near East End.

Posted by: RedScare on June 18, 2007 12:48 PM

Pasadena would be closer in than where they are now...

Posted by: Jim D on June 18, 2007 10:37 PM

Near Northside along the new BRT Line

Posted by: kman on June 19, 2007 4:24 PM