November 05, 2007
New digs for Saint Arnold's located?

We knew that the Saint Arnold brewery was looking for new digs, and that they had their eye on a place north of downtown. Now Nancy Sarnoff informs us that they may have been successful in their pursuit of that new place.

The homegrown craft beer maker was the top bidder for a building just north of downtown and across Interstate 10 from the warehouse district.

The Houston Independent School District is selling the building, which is being used for food storage. Saint Arnold's bid came in at just under $1.4 million in the sealed-bid sale.

The property includes a three-story structure with more than 68,000 square feet at 2000 Lyons Ave., according to HISD.

The board will vote on accepting the bid on Thursday.

Founder and brewer Brock Wagner was mum on the sale because the deal hasn't yet closed.

He's recently been looking for a new home to accommodate more beer production and a larger space for the hundreds of visitors he gets a week.

Can't wait to hear some good news about this. You just know their housewarming party will be the event of the season.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 05, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston

As far as I can tell, this is the building in question:'s%3F_This%20seems%20to%20be%20the%20building%20that%20St.%20Arnold's%20is%20buying%20from%20HISD.__&encType=1

It's visible from I-10, so there's some good signage potential (as a counterpoint to the big Budweiser signs at I-10/east loop and I-10 Washington).

Posted by: Christof Spieler on November 5, 2007 7:37 AM