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Nothing set at old NAPA building


     The ongoing addition of a deck to the renovated building at the corner of Church Street and Main Street in Jasper (formerly called “Big Blue”) had the rumor mill in full force.
    Speculations were that the building had been sold by owner Luke Copeland and would soon house a new endeavor such as a steakhouse or micro-brewery, but Copeland stuck a fork in the conjectures when asked.
    “Nope,” he said. “We’re just getting ready to put it up for sale. I don’t know where that stuff gets started.”


Clark Kent
-3 #1 Clark Kent 2016-08-16 15:57
We have a LOT of work to do and quite frankly no parking or demographics to handle a steakhouse or water quality for a micro brewery (water is VERY important). Perhaps a coffee house. Something intimate, or close connection. A lot of work politically, financially and marketing needs to take place to make sure right business with right environment. Currently environment is not suitable for real business development.
-2 #2 Skip 2016-08-18 08:39
Another know-it-all.
+6 #3 David 2016-08-21 13:42
Too bad... I suspected the rumors of a micro-brewery were too good to be true. It would make an awesome location for one though; just sayin'. Imagine how many people that could bring into downtown Jasper who wouldn't otherwise come.
Rolls Eyes
-1 #4 Rolls Eyes 2016-08-22 14:39
There was a micro brewery interested in moving here just a few years ago. Issues finding a good location were what stopped it.
Nehemiah the Prophet
-5 #5 Nehemiah the Prophet 2016-08-22 17:15
Like King David above, "who speaks the truth from their heart" I too sit in the ashes for the lack of a Microbrewery here.
But alas, this truth can not be denied: One will not come until there is a private businessman/wom an who seeks to open one here.

Not even the great Weaver can command one to open here.
medium rare please
+2 #6 medium rare please 2016-08-26 06:01
I gotta tell you, I'd love that building to become a respectable, clean, well-run restaurant/brew ery or similar operation. What a location! If they marketed their business like the well-known local pub/restaurant down the road a piece, they'd do gang-buster business. That may revitalize the downtown area and that is needed, big-time. My only prayer is that whomever manages the place will not allow patrons to continue to consume alcohol when they're visibly intoxicated. Make it a place everyone can enjoy without having to watch drunks yelling, fighting, driving drunk, and ruining the place for respectable law-abiding folks just out for a good meal. Otherwise, it'll meet it's doom like the Blue Rodeo. A place that angry, no-social skills losers went to buy their beer and fight anyone that looked at them or their woman. Just ask the police about all that.

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