Saw Works Brewing Company: A Story of Promise and of Promises Broken (Part Two of Two)

(The first part of this article ran yesterday.) As 2016 began, Saw Works had suffered considerable damage to its reputation with local vendors, suppliers and points of sale. It only grew worse as the year continued. I spoke to several people involved in sales who reported promising deliveries of product only to learn they would […]

Saw Works Brewing Company: A Story of Promise and of Promises Broken (Part One of Two)

It began with great promise as Marble City Brewing Company. A dispute with an out-of-state brewery over the use of the name resulted in a change to Saw Works Brewing, which is when I first wrote about the business in June of 2012. The years since have proved to be difficult for the company, with […]

Inside the Kress Building

There’s an allure to walking around inside an old building. Paying careful attention a person might see clues to its historic past, touch woodwork of a bygone era and sometimes even smell the past. It’s an intrigue I’m sure many of us share. Think of the abandoned home you drive by on the way to […]

The Century Building Comes Back to Life

It’s pretty easy to get discouraged by the demolitions, fires and less-than-inspiring designs for new construction that seem to be proliferating lately. Those of us who watch the scene with intense interest can sometimes miss the larger picture for the details. I know that McClung Warehouses – which once could have been an anchor in […]