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May 1, 2013

A BREWING BUSINESS: Red Yeti Brewing Co. cuts the ribbon on downtown brew pub

JEFFERSONVILLE —

There has been a yeti sighting in downtown Jeffersonville.

The Red Yeti Brewing Co. made its official announcement that it will locate a brew pub at the corner of Spring and Chestnut streets in downtown Jeffersonville.

Renovations have been ongoing at 252 and 254 Spring St. to prepare the space for the brew pub, which will have a brewery on site, but the announcement of the restaurant locating in the historic district wasn’t made official until Tuesday with the ribbon cutting.

Plans for the historic building that at one time housed a pharmacy and then a furniture store is to convert the 3,000-square-foot space into a bar and brewery on one side, and a dining room and kitchen on the other.

The husband-and-wife owners of Red Yeti, Paul and Brandi Ronau, said some of the additional details are still being worked out, but the hope is to have the restaurant open in August.

 

FERMENTING A PLAN

Paul said the idea for opening a brew pub started while the couple still lived in California. 

An information technology employee with UPS, he said he has been a home brewer for some time and decided that he wanted to turn pro. But the prospects of opening the restaurant while the couple was living in California were not feasible.

Brandi, who said she had been working in restaurants in California, said the couple could not overcome the hurdles of launching a startup on the west coast. The Salem native decided it would be a better fit if they came back to Southern Indiana to try and launch their business.

Paul explained that the plan was, initially, to locate near Avon.

Their real estate agent, Mike Kopp, vice president of commercial sales with ReMax First, pointed them to downtown Jeffersonville. 

“This is exactly the brew pub building,” Paul said of the space the couple decided to lease. 

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Multi-platinum CMA and ACM award winning artist Tracy Lawrence capped off the "Jeffersonville Goes Country" concert series at the Jeffersonville Riverstage Saturday night. A near capacity crowd enjoyed listening to Lawrence croon many of his 18 number one singles. The event was free of charge and also included Jeni Carr and TwangTown and Willow Creek Friday night as well as Olivia Henken and The Cadillac Three Saturday.

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