Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gentlemen, start your brewers!

As the Amherst Brewing Company prepares for an August opening in the former Leading Edge Gym location on University Drive--with a new white picket fence for outdoor dining--the vacated 12,000 square foot downtown location owned by Barry Roberts will be filled by yet another brew pub, High Horse Brewery and Bistro. Manager Jason DiCaprio received Select Board blessing on Monday night and goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals tonight but should also have no problem gaining their unanimous approval.

Only a few years ago I would have been uncomfortable making that prediction.

Musical bar stools anyone?


Anonymous said...

I knew that they should not have been granted the special permit. Now we've just doubled the number of drunks.

LarryK4 said...

Both businesses are run by experienced professionals (unlike student Party House situations) so I don't think that's going to be a problem.

Anonymous said...

I just hope they do better with the food service in town. I always found the food to be iffy and often the service was slow and non-caring.

I never noticed a problem with drunks at ABC, but it's true that I tended to go there at lunch.

Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed my meals there and found the service to be quick, friendly, and competent. I have had to wait on busy evenings for a table so I am excited for more space. I also think that the better parking will be advantageous although I will miss the downtown outside eating atmosphere.


Anonymous said...

I just hope the HighHorse guys get rid of those awful seat/benches in the outside seating area. They're ugly, uncomfortable, and a huge waste of space.

Anonymous said...

I find the picket fence to be a little tacky and wonder how long it will be before it's defaced.