We've been hearing rumors about the old Bird Hardware space on the corner of Brigade and Morrison Drive for a while now. The first was that the guy behind Chelsea Market was going to be putting in a similar style marketplace. We did some research, dug around, and couldn't get much information to go on.
Then, recently, we started hearing chatter about a beer garden situation going in there. The Charleston Beer Exchange guys were involved, and they were going to be brewing their own beers.
This rumor, fortunately, turns out to be very true.
I spoke with Scott Shor of the Beer Exchange just a little while ago and he confirms that they are indeed partnering with developer Stephen Zoukis to create an as-yet-unnamed beer bar/restaurant/brewpub.
He revealed a couple of tantalizing details: they will carry all the best local and craft beers that they love; the house brand of beer will focus on interesting brews (don't expect a straightforward pale ale), and they will have great food, courtesy of chef Andy Henderson, a FIG alum who's returning to town after a long stint in San Francisco. They hope to be open in the fall, but we hate to even put this down for fear of jinxing them.
Tomorrow, we'll be getting a tour of the space and a look at the blueprints. More on this new development as soon as we get it.
And you can expect us to be shamelessly rolling out the NoMo welcome wagon. We're ready for our neighborhood to fill in with new businesses and opportunities for us to eat and drink well.