Trailblazers 2017: Craig Cohen

When Craig Cohen and his father Jeffrey first emerged as interested buyers of the old Schmidt Brewery in 2007, their partnership was initially unexpected for many in the West Seventh neighborhood. Jeffrey, a well-known real estate developer in the 1980s, was located in Maine, and Craig had returned to Minnesota nine years prior to recover … [ Read more]

Restauranteurs breathe life into the Schmidt Brewery Keg House

For nearly a decade after 2004, the Schmidt Brewery sat empty on St. Paul’s West Seventh Street—a fossil of Minnesota’s golden age of brewing. In 2013, the historic “castle” brewery and bottling house were once again filled with the bustle of people as residents filled the the newly developed Schmidt Artist Lofts. But still, a piece of the … [ Read more]