Change is Hard . . . The Short’s Pub Expansion

It wasn’t easy, but the Short’s pub expansion in Bellaire has been completed. Bridgett and Woj sit down with CEO Joe Short, Project Manager Chris Clore, and Head Chef Luke Meredith to talk through all the nitty gritty details of what it took to pull off this expansion while the pub stayed open for business.

There were only two days where the kitchen was closed for business for the staff to move in and organize the new space. Traverse City catering company The Daily Blend, served customers paella over those two days and kept the people happy.

Luke Meredith talks about the ebb and flow of the new kitchen and how the staff has been able to increase productivity and efficiency. Chris Clore gives us an in depth description on what it was like to renovate the old pharmacy and turn it into the avocado room. Finally, Joe Short talks about the decisions the executive team faced and the negotiations that had to be made to purchase the old pharmacy.

Music for this episode was kindly provided by the band Gifts or Creatures who will be playing at the pub onWednesday night, July 29th at 8pm. You’ll hear their songs “Mail from the Wescott” and “Imperio de Amor” off of their album “Pilot House.”

Short’s Cast is rolling and we are loving your feedback! We appreciate all reviews on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. You can always email the show with your comments and questions at shortscast@shortsbrewing.com.

If you’re headed to Short’s Fest on August 8th at the production facility in Elk Rapids make sure you stop by the water ski shack and say hello to the Short’s Cast team. We will be present to record your thoughts and questions for the SBC staff.


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