ROCKVILLE, MD. – Transwestern today announced it represented local brewery startup Saints Row Brewing in the lease for its first retail store and tasting room, a 3,000-square-foot flex space at 1211 – 1213 Taft St. in Rockville, Maryland. Transwestern Senior Vice President Ethan Bernardi and Vice President Nathan Bortnick represented Saints Row in the transaction.
Saints Row Brewing, which plans to open later this month, will offer three traditional beers and three seasonal beers. The company is a family-owned business started by Rockville native Tony Prebula, who began homebrewing as a hobby in 2010. He then attended brewing school and worked for two years as a head brewer at a Baltimore brewery.
“I’m excited to be doing what I love and investing in the city I love and grew up in with my wife and daughter by my side,” said Prebula. “We hope Saints Row can be a catalyst for all our friends and neighbors to rediscover everything our community has to offer. We’re planning collaborations with other local businesses to celebrate who we are and build up Rockville from the inside out.”
Saints Row plans to host cross-promotional events with other local businesses and is currently planning an event with Rockville-based Mayorga Organics, which produces artisanal organic coffee and other foods responsibly sourced from Latin America.
“As a fellow Montgomery County native, I was very excited to help Tony find a space for Saints Row,” said Bortnick. “This location offers easy accessibility, good visibility and sufficient space for both brewing equipment and a tasting room.”
Prebula credits the Rockville city government in helping him open Saints Row. The city, which recently relaxed its liquor laws, does not yet provide brewery zoning but allowed Saints Row to open its location as flex/industrial zoning.
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