New Cidery to Get Three New Neighbors; Turn Corner into Party Zone
What I thought was top secret information is now public! Thank goodness because I thought I was going to explode by not being able to tell people what's moving in next to Longdrop Cider Co!
Last weekend, my boyfriend and I had one goal - check out the soft opening of the Longdrop Cider Co. on Capitol Blvd. Despite the fact that I've gotten him sucked into the World Beer Tour at Old Chicago, one of my boyfriend's go to drinks was always hard cider. Plus, our friend Vikki is good friends with Chris Blanchard and his wife Carol, who own and operate Longdrop Cider Co. She introduced us to their ridiculously delicious Harvest Hoarder Chai Cider during a tailgate party last year and it was love at first sip.
So on Sunday before the Cowboys game, we stopped by the new location and met Chris and Carol in person. As we enjoyed our cider, they told us some of the plans for the former Grind Modern Burger/Tablerock they're about to share with some new neighbors!
The plan is to turn the location into a hub for the Longdrop tasting room and two other new bars. The first is White Dog Brewing Co., which hails from Bozeman, Mt. They're currently working toward their opening in the actual Grind Modern Burger location on Fulton. It'll be similar to their Bozeman pub. The other is Gas Lantern Drinking Co that's moving into the Everhealthy Fitness location. They're an English pub that will focus on cocktails and wine. Chris also mentioned an outdoor kitchen that will prepare food for all three locations.
The Idaho Statesman confirms that the kitchen is Smoke & Thyme. They'll customize a different menu for each tenant including a totally gluten free menu for Longdrop. There will be outdoor seating by the outdoor kitchen and between all the tenants patios are going to wrap around the building. Fire pits and live music are also in the works.
The goal is to have everything put together by this spring. Until then, you can check out Longdrop's tasting room. Their official grand opening is this Saturday!