The same team that brought us the Tennessee Brewery Revival has turned its sights on another abandoned, historic building. The old firehouse at the intersection of MLK and Third just down the street from FedExForum has sat empty for some time.
“Our strong partnerships and growing relationships proved that the Revival couldn’t be our finale,” said Benjamin Orgel, native Memphian. “We’re excited to reignite the good times for the greater Memphis community in another newly activated Downtown space.”
Now, or at least for October and November, the Revival team will be operating what they’re calling Station 3: The Memphis Firehaus. The concept is simple: A beer garden operating just like the TN Brewery beer garden, Thursday through Sunday, with food trucks, local beer, and entertainment from time to time. What will make this beer garden unique is that it will also become a hot spot for fans before and after home games for the Grizzlies and Tigers. Those games could operate outside of the Thursday to Sunday format creating special nights with special events.
Each of the local craft breweries will also be providing specialty brews just for the Firehaus. The best part of the whole project is that it started with some firefighters who were coming to the old brewery for the Revival events. Those firefighters quickly turned the conversation to what would happen next with another historic building, the old fire house.
“The firemen became instant friends and loyal customers at the Brewery,” said Orgel. “Then, upon continuing our evolution with a fall concept, it clicked: Let’s dedicate the creative and charitable aspects of our next project to our Memphis firemen’s service.”
This is just another testament to some of the things that make Memphis great. You can easily make connections with your neighbors and the folks who work down the street from you. If you have an idea, a dream, it can happen here. Also, beer always goes over well.
Firehaus opens on October 1 and plans to stay open through November 30. Hours are 4pm-11pm on Thursdays, 4pm-midnight on Fridays, 11am-midnight on Saturdays, and noon-10pm on Sundays.
Check out our Periscope below from the preview night: