Leaders in Huntsville hope beer and music will spruce up the site of an old middle school.
Officials say two craft breweries and a concert venue are planned for an old school west of Downtown.
Plans call for converting part of the school into a 40,000-square-foot brewery for Straight to Ale, which is now located in a warehouse. Yellowhammer plans to build a new 6,000-square-foot brewery at the site.
The city plans to open an open-air amphitheater between the two breweries at the site of the old Stone Middle School.
The school has been closed about five years, and developers have been looking for a new tenant for the site.
The CEO of Downtown Huntsville Inc., Chad Emerson, says the new development should help the entire city.