MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s not closing time for the Tennessee Brewery just yet. New life could soon be breathed into the historic building.
The brewery just wrapped up its last Untapped event. Last weekend, the space was packed with people, but many are hoping the doors will not be closed for good.
The brewery opened in 1890 and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. At one point, it employed more than 1,500 people.
The building is a landmark that’s now in danger.
Untapped was a six-week project designed to bring attention and life to the otherwise vacant space.
WREG learned Tuesday that goal may have been accomplished.
Lewis and Rasberry Realty confirm they have a couple of organizations interested in the property, and said Untapped helped buyers see the potential in the building.
They could not go into detail about who is in talks to buy or what the brewery could eventually be turned into, but did say they are excited to see where these discussions go.
If packed Untapped events are any indication, business could be brewing at the old brewery once again.