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Two New Businesses Open on Bryan Avenue

Jun 27, 2019

June saw the opening of two new South Main Village businesses in the newly opened 401 Bryan Avenue building. Black Cat Pizza is a pizza restaurant and Funky Picnic Brewery & Café is a brewery serving appetizers and artisan sandwiches.

Black Cat Pizza started as a pop-up at Stir Crazy Baked Goods in 2018. Owner Jaime Fernandez cooked up inventive pizza creations in the bakery ovens and sold them by the slice to try out new topping combinations. The response was overwhelming and he soon announced his own brick and mortar location. Black Cat Pizza serves up pizza now cooked in his own wood-burning oven and is open until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, serving pizza by the slice or by the pie. Read more about Black Cat Pizza.

Funky Picnic Brewery and Café started as a group of friends brewing beer in a garage and competing in home brew competitions. Now open at 401 Bryan and managed by co-founder Samantha Glenn, Funky Picnic features live music, weekly specials, and creative brews like a pink peppercorn and prickly pear cactus saison in addition to classics like IPAs and a Mexican lager. Read more about Funky Picnic.

The 401 Bryan Avenue building, which was restored and renovated by F5designBUILD's Jennifer Neil Farmer and Robb Farmer, houses one other business: oil and gas company Quanah. They will soon be joined by several more Bryan Avenue businesses including Criterion Coworking and Roots Coffeehouse at 400 Bryan, and Coco Shrimp and Arcadia Coffee opening this fall in the Main + Broad development.