Monday, March 01, 2010

Black Star Wants to Be Green (Upcoming Event)

Press release from the Black Star folks on their efforts to not only be the world's first co-op brewpub, but also an environmentally conscious one:
Black Star Co-op to Host Green Brewpub Investment Forum

Own Your Own Brewpub and Help Make It Green!

AUSTIN, TX, February 25, 2010 — The Black Star Co-Op is pleased to announce the “Own Your Own Brewpub and Help Make It Green“ investment forum scheduled for Saturday, March 6th, from 2pm-4pm. Located at the future location of the brewpub, 7020 Easy Wind Dr., Suite 100, 78752 (Midtown Commons), the forum will focus on educating attendees about the advantages of LEED certification in the construction of the brewpub, as well as the green building efforts underway, and the general Black Star membership.

The Black Star Co-op, scheduled to open in Summer 2010, is the world’s first co-operatively owned brewpub working to raise the majority of its start-up capital through local investors — members of the community — to remain free of debt financing.

Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others, but it adds upfront costs to the build-out of the brewpub. That’s why Black Star is reaching out to the Austin environmental community to help them raise investment capital to achieve LEED certification. With investment support from Austin’s environmental community, Black Star will be a highly efficient, energy and water-saving brewpub.

About Black Star Co-Op

The Black Star Co-op is located in Midtown Commons, a 73-acre transit oriented, mixed-use development set on a remediated brownfield at Lamar and Airport, a few hundred feet from the Crestview station of Capital Metro’s Red Line rail service. With a diverse membership of more than 1,300 members and growing, the Black Star Co-op is based on the principals of co-operative ownership and worker self-management to create the best venue in Austin for the production and enjoyment of high quality beer and food. For more information, please visit or call 512-452-2337.

1 comment:

kat said...

Thanks for the news.