The Workers’ Assembly was greeted this morning by a crane lifting our HVAC equipment, kitchen hood exhaust fan, and make up air unit up to the roof. The pace of construction progress has picked up and is going quickly!
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So as you may have noticed, there has been some delay in posting a construction update, which is mainly due to the completion time of the previously reported trenching, rough plumbing/electrical installation, and inspections. I figured I would refrain from sharing updates such as “we got those cast-iron lines in today”, or, “Hoooeey, we were [...]
Yes…rub your eyes, grab some Visine and focus on the beauty that is CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS!
As Jeff mentioned in last week’s blog, the start of construction was ignited by the initial demo work of saw cutting of the existing concrete for the various trenches for plumbing throughout the space. As exciting as it was to see [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new Black Star Co-op logo!
About 2 months ago we announced that we were looking for a new official logo and assembled a group of volunteer members to come up with the design. To accomplish this task in a co-operative manner, we used a series [...]
Grain has been broken and construction has officially kicked off!
There’s a flurry of hard-hatted activity going on now on the future brewpub site. I’d like to subtitle this blog post with “First-Things-First: Out with the old and in with the new.” This week it’s all about demolition! Saw-cutters, jackhammers, and wrecking balls…well, [...]
This afternoon we held a ceremonial “grainbreaking” to mark the start of our brewpub’s construction!
Normally these kinds of things are cheesy affairs with a pile of dirt and a bunch of suits in hard hats, but being the Austin co-operative we are, we decided to change the recipe. Not only did we drop the suits, [...]
A couple weeks ago, Black Star sent out an announcement for new logo submissions. We got some great, unique designs from the membership! On April 14th, members of the Graphic Design team as well as a handful of other interested individuals met at the Black Star office to discuss all the logo submissions. [...]
Are you a design savvy individual with a soft-spot for beer, food, and co-ops? Black Star Co-op is looking to finalize our branding and this begins with a new/altered logo. So, in particular, we’re looking for submissions of Black Star Co-op logos from our member-owners. As a co-operative, we like to pull [...]
Today, I’d like to share a project we are extremely excited to be working on incorporating into our construction and design: LEED certification!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, it’s basically a set of standards put forth by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) [...]
The scene at the Co-op’s development office on February 23rd. We’re warm and hard at work. Just imagine that the next time one of these hits Austin you’ll be able to come to the brewpub and enjoy a hearty meal with a pint of Recalcitrant Dockhand!