Downtown Business Update
There's new activity within the downtown Kingman business community. Black Bridge Brewery has changed hands, the Garlic Clove has closed and the old Wells Fargo bank building welcomes a new venture.
Tim Schritter has sold the Brewery he opened at 421 E Beale Street in 2013 to a pair of employees, brew master Karry Hovig and sales manager Jesh Lewier. Schritter said he also sold his interest in another brewery in Lake Havasu City so that he could take over management of his father's mining operation.
Schritter said his decision was based on a wish that both the brewery and mining enterprises will continue thriving. ``This is the best option for both businesses," he said.
Schritter said he is confident that customers will continue enjoying top quality craft beer and a unique environment at the brewery.
``It's in good hands," Schritter said. ``Karry and Jesh are going to do good things, hold great events and offer the best party spot. I'm just not going to be the one calling the shots."
Schritter said he is proud that he helped spark downtown revitalization and that his customers enjoy the cozy comfort of the brewery. ``A lot of our regulars refer to it as the Kingman Cheers, where everybody knows your name," Schritter said.
Proprietor Ron Cambell shuttered the Garlic Clove restaurant at 509 E Beale Street on Monday, February 10. He thanked customers for their patronage on Facebook and advised that the closure decision is based upon declining business.
The old Wells Fargo branch at 330 E Beale street will be occupied by The King of Hemp. The enterprise offers a variety of items produced from hemp.