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Maxwell's Brew - Closed for good?

A friend just posted this on Facebook. Even though I stopped going there after it changed hands a while back, I will truly miss it if it's gone forever. I liked being able to smoke on the patio, the sometimes live music, bumping into tons of people I know and, yeah, they made a mean chocolate Coke (after some coaching from me).

I spent hours and hours there writing papers, and at one point I made a HUGE life-altering decision. Had Maxwell's not existed, I suspect I never would be where I am now. Happy.

created by gamegrrl on Nov 27, 2012 at 08:27:02 pm     Business     Comments: 14

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I drove by there on Bancroft just yesterday at 6pm. The city is tearing up the street right by the building. Maybe the cafe is shut down due to water or sewage issues from the construction.

posted by GuestZero on Nov 27, 2012 at 09:15:30 pm     #   1 person liked this

That street has been closed for months. They finally got wise and switched the traffic light to flashing caution. It was ridiculous to sit there and wait for a red light with no cross traffic!

It's treacherous even for foot traffic in that area right now. There's no mention of them closing on their website, although they also don't have any events posted. Hopefully if they are closed, it's only temporary.

posted by valbee on Nov 27, 2012 at 09:31:38 pm     #   1 person liked this

It was great as Charlie's Blind Pig

posted by dino on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:14:55 pm     #  

they were open yesterday.

posted by upso on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:44:50 pm     #  

"...it was great as the blind pig..."?!?!

unhealthy levels of sanitation and 14 year old girls were not issues you cared about? ;)

with the stein, the pub, and the OT i never saw a reason to go to the pig

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on Nov 27, 2012 at 11:20:42 pm     #  

i had great hopes for maxwells that never seemed to materialize. still, hoped they would thrive... maybe taking a break during construction

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on Nov 27, 2012 at 11:22:33 pm     #  

Maybe a sewer issue arose from a recent development from the construction.

backpedal

posted by GuestZero on Nov 28, 2012 at 01:27:06 pm     #  

Hmm. Just called their phone# 419-534-3300, and their fax# 419-534-BREW, and got the "disconnected or no longer in service" telco messages. Maybe they are closed for good. I double-checked the phone#; it's in the phone book and on their website (www.maxwellsbrew.com).

posted by GuestZero on Nov 28, 2012 at 01:53:43 pm     #  

I just saw a post from someone who says they are open again, and that they were just closed for a while due to the holiday and the construction issues. Yay!

posted by gamegrrl on Nov 28, 2012 at 05:13:00 pm     #   1 person liked this

They were open today @ 4 pm.

posted by 6th_Floor on Nov 28, 2012 at 07:31:33 pm     #   1 person liked this

Hope not, one of my favorite places to get a cup o'liquid energy.

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 28, 2012 at 09:48:18 pm     #  

"...it was great as the blind pig..."?!?!

unhealthy levels of sanitation and 14 year old girls were not issues you cared about? ;)

with the stein, the pub, and the OT i never saw a reason to go to the pig

Who cares, it was 15 yrs ago and I was in college

posted by dino on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:00:56 pm     #  

I used to go there every Saturday before UT games to pick up Sandwiches for the referees.

I will miss it.

posted by MikeyA on Nov 29, 2012 at 02:48:10 pm     #  

I have not driven by Maxwell's in ages, always had a good time when I was there.

posted by FitToledo78 on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:54:35 pm     #