Mark and Lisa Watts, the power couple behind Hub Town Brewery, have created an astounding beer haven complete with two outdoor patios, an internal tap room, and endless memory making. When driving through Olde Towne you will often see Hub Town Brewery with their lit-up patios, in house brews, and all-around good vibes.
Recently Hub Town Brewery has gone under intensive renovations to open up two new outdoor patios. “The patio was a big project for us, originally we were just this little 58 seat tap room then we had expanded to the outdoor patio that is out front. Then we expanded to build out the upper level taproom and the upper level patio.” Lisa Watts commented on the renovations the brewery has undergone, “So you could say we have been pretty busy. Literally on Father’s Day we had finished construction on all of the renovations. That was what we have been doing during COVID. We have fortunately opened up another 150 seats as well as the 100 seats that are out front. We were pretty fortunate.”
When asked about the funding Community Futures Highwood has provided Mark commented “The start up funding that we received from Community Futures was super important and without that it would have been a lot more difficult to get going in the first place.”
“We were needing more money than one singular office was able to offer so of course they combined efforts and had gotten three offices on board to support funding us in the beginning of our business. That was pretty big for us.” Lisa said, “That was a lot of funding that we would have struggled to get otherwise.”