"We had expected this area of Broadway to redevelop, and that does not seem to be happening," explains Jamie Williams, who opened CO-Brew at 1133 Broadway with his wife, Janna, in 2015. "The home-brew side of the business seems to be heading in the wrong direction, fewer people are home-brewing these days...and we we have just decided that we do not feel comfortable signing another lease. "
Jamie Williams, who had been an Audi auto mechanic for 25 years, followed his home-brewing passion when he opened the shop. CO-Brew won a GABF medal for its saison in 2017.
"Effective immediately, we will no longer be offering brew sessions or brewing any new beer. Additionally, we will not be ordering any additional inventory. Remaining inventory will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis," the shop explained in a Facebook message Friday.
"Thank you to all of our amazing customers, vendors, and neighbors for all of your support and friendship. We are honored to have known you and we hope we served you well."