Thanks to Kyle Nabilcy for pointing this story out to me today. Anybody in Brew City looking for a refreshing lager before you hit up the bars for Thirsty Thursday? Buy Blatz -- and buy it at the Blatz Market & Liquor Store, located in the historic Blatz Brewery Building, 1121 N. Broadway.
The other day, Joe, the store owner, announced the operation would have to close because of declining profits. Yesterday, he decided the only way to keep it alive would be to turn the store into a co-op. He says he needs 100 people to pledge $500. Ouch. I would go for a wider base and a lower price, Joe. Not that the store only sells Blatz so they might actually have some customers who could afford such a beer bailout.