MainStreet Brewery closes in AlexandriaMainStreet Brewery in downtown Alexandria has closed its doors, effective today, Monday. In a news release issued today, the owners said they were saying "cheers and farewell with sad hearts and sincere appreciation."
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
MainStreet Brewery in downtown Alexandria has closed its doors, effective today, Monday.
In a news release issued today, the owners said they were saying "cheers and farewell with sad hearts and sincere appreciation."
Co-owners Chris Anderson and Chuck Ronnebaum opened the restaurant and pub, once known as Old Broadway, this past May.
"It was a very difficult decision for us, but with today's economy, we simply weren't able to turn the corner from a profit standpoint," said Anderson, previously the owner of Anderson's Outpost. "To all of you who came through our doors, thank you for sharing a meal, a few drinks or even a special events in your lives with us. We are so appreciative for all of the support and patronage we received from the Alexandria community."
Anderson added, "We're also contacting anyone who has booked reservations for a special event, and we're issuing refunds with our sincere apologies."
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Over the years, the property at 319 Broadway has been a well-known landmark in Alexandria. It was originally built as a private residence in the 1860s. In 1926, the property became a funeral home and then went back to being a private residence in 1929. The building was vacant and in need of repairs at the time it was converted to The Bronc's On Broadway restaurant in 1986. Then, in 1993, the eating establishment was sold and the newly named Old Broadway took its place. MainStreet Brewery became the last chapter in the building's history earlier this spring.
As the restaurant bids a farewell, co-owner Ronnebaum added, "Our staff was amazing, and so were all of our loyal customers. All we can say is thank you for letting us be a little part of your lives – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did."