We have been making steady progress. Most exciting and important — the old grain silo is ours! Graydon got the keys on Friday, February 13th! We are hoping that the date will be lucky for Barrow Brewing Company.
This building has a rich history! Originally it was part of a complex of buildings owned by C.B. Hodge Feed & Grain. The grain store was across the street, in what is now The Patio restaurant. Other buildings in the complex are also across the street and now house the amazing Salado Glassworks studio. Cotton and corn were stored in these buildings and when you visit the microbrewery, you’ll immediately notice the original horizontal paneling that kept the grain fresh and safe from critters. The buildings were later sold to the Guests and Sanfords who ran the feed store until the 1970’s.
Most recently, this building housed the Silver Spur Theater. The Silver Spur hosted brilliant plays that were so much fun to attend. The talent and love that went into those productions is one of the reasons we fell in love with this town. When it closed a couple of years ago we were so disappointed. A night at the local theater was such a treat.
The box office was added while the building was the Silver Spur. We’ll be removing the box office and replacing it with a rolling glass garage door. We’re also doing renovations on the interior of the building to make room for the brewery. The sound/lighting booth will be taken out to open up the floor plan. We’ll be adding drains and doing some plumbing, but really this space is already ideal for a microbrewery!
Can we take a minute to talk about the location? The microbrewery is just off Main Street, on Royal. Our neighbors are gifted artists doing what they love and we are right next to Salado Creek! When you come to visit the brewery, you’ll find something for everyone.