Read more about the old Fenton Fire Hall Developments on Fenton Patch and stay tuned tonight for full coverage of the decision.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Couple loves traveling, fun, beer and community.
Arbor Brewing Company owner Matt Greff said he felt overwhelmed with the construction of the company’s new location, the Corner Brewery before it opened in 2006. So when one of his suppliers called him and wanted to give him a 1967 antique fire truck that had animals living in it and wheels that had sunken into the cement, he wasn’t interested in another project. However, a call to his wife Rene changed his mind. “She said you call him back right now. If someone offers you a fire truck, you take it,” Greff said. So the couple accepted the antique and had a brewery volunteer, who was an antique fire truck aficionado, fix it up with a rebuilt engine and removed the "squirrels from the glove box.” The antique has been a part of the Corner …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Fenton officials to choose between Clarkston Union and Arbor Brewing Company owners next month.
On Tuesday, Fenton officials selected the owners of Clarkston Union or the Arbor Brewing Company as finalist to renovate the Old Fenton Fire Hall. Many Fenton Patch readers have posted their comments on the site and on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page. Here is a "taste" of what they said. "I'm all for The Union, but the Arbor Brewing sounds good too. Will not be disappointed either way!" posted Ginger Kramer. Dustin Lucius said, "Both great choices, glad it isnt someone who only wants to utilize one level of the building." "Love union/woodshop!! Arbor Brewing would be way cool too. So excited! Lining up already!" posted Jen Emmons. Many people showed their support with the simple comment, "Union!" "Union! Lets have something come to Fenton …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Committee believe either business would fit in community and old Fenton Fire Hall.
It's down to the final two: The next tenant for the Old Fenton Fire Hall will be the owners of Clarkston Union or the Arbor Brewing Company. Fenton Downtown Development Authority members Tom Bertschy, DDA Vice Chairman Jim Saule and DDA member Doug James all chose the two business and said they would be a great fit for Fenton. "All were well qualified, but two stood out in my mind," Saule said. "A lot of good community involvement is important for Fenton. Their menu's spoke as well." A financial analysis of the final candidates will be conducted that may take up to 30 days to complete. A recommendation from the committee will then be made to the full DDA Board for approval. The group hopes to have decisions finalized by the DDA meeting on …
Fenton Fire Hall selection committee conducted interview Tuesday.
Arbor Brewing Company and Corner Brewery owners Rene and Matt Greff planned to take a break after launching a brewpub in southern India earlier this year, but they couldn't resist the opportunity to open up a new location at old Fenton Fire Hall. Rene Greff said the concept plan for Fenton includes a microbrewery and lounge upstairs with a private event space downstairs with bars on both levels and an open kitchen. They also plan to have three different outside seating areas, including a deck. They said they own a 1967 fire truck they plan to turn into a mobile draft system. Rene Greff said their Corner Brewery location in Ypsilanti was a project that resembled the old Fenton Fire Hall when they opened it in 2006. They took a long-vacant …