Business & Education
6:22 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Breweries, Amphitheater Planned in Huntsville

Leaders in Huntsville hope beer and music will spruce up the site of an old middle school.

Credit straighttoale.com

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.