September 20, 2007
Saint Arnold's location search update

I managed to miss this Q&A with Brock Wagner, the head honcho at the Saint Arnold brewery, but thankfully PDiddie was on the case. You may recall that at last report, the venerable (and fast-growing) brewery was seeking new digs. How's that going?

Q: How's your search coming along?

A: We're on a beer budget, and Houston real estate has run up so high that it's very difficult for us to really be able to justify a lot of the prices. My first choice would be to find an existing building that we could move into that's in a good area.

But with our rapid growth, suddenly it's economic for us to potentially build. I'm still looking at one building north of downtown that would be a home run if it works.

It's an old building. It's functionally less than perfect, but location-wise it would be great.

If we can pull it off, it would be great, but I'm very concerned it could be a white elephant. No business wants a money pit.

We're all rooting for you, dude. Take all the time you need to get it right.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 20, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston

Two words:
Alabama Beerstop

Posted by: Michael Croft on September 20, 2007 6:30 AM