2019 marks the first Harvest Homecoming since 2007 without a concurrent Fringe Fest at NABC’s Bank Street Brewhouse, which closed in May and awaits a new owner.
The first Fringe Fest in 2008 actually took place in the gutted former day-old bread store building and adjacent, vacant parking lot, a full five months before the first day of business.
Those were the days, my friends. Take it away, Tony.
My business divorce became final in February, 2018, and losing Bank Street Brewhouse this spring was rough, but it was the right thing for the sisters to do. NABC’s original Pizzeria & Public House is a genuine regional icon, and now they’ll be able to upgrade it for what I hope is decades to come.