Style Weekly learns more about why Blue Bee Cider decided to put in a bid for the former City Stables property.
It’s been a painfully long process for everyone involved. Last year, the city took bids for the highly sought-after city stables property at 3101 W. Clay St. in Scott’s Addition.
Built circa 1920, the centerpiece of the property is a courtyard that’s surrounded on three sides by buildings that once housed horses and their caretakers. Four finalists, including Tap 26, Anderson Neck Oysters, Legend Brewing Co., plus a mystery bidder, made proposals in November. They were called back in March to present once again.
Now, in May, the city finally has reached a decision and the winner is … mystery bidder Blue Bee Cider.
The cidery’s future home had many suitors, but city officials ultimately thought Blue Bee’s plans were best for the property. It’s the latest addition to the burgeoning and increasingly boozy Scott’s Addition neighborhood.
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