Buzz Mill Coffee is turning Midway Field House, which shuttered abruptly last week, into a music venue and event space sporting a lumberjack motif (of course) as reported by Austin 360. With Grizzly Hall, owner Jason Sabala plans on hosting concerts, film screenings, and various other events.
The East Riverside address also used to be the home of Beauty Ballroom and an iteration of Antone’s, fittingly next door to the relocated Emo's. Sabala’s company Grizzly Discovery opened sports bar Midway in 2014.
Buzz Mill is working on opening a second location of the coffee shop near South Congress Avenue, which has been delayed. There's another one planned for San Marcos, followed by potential spots in Louisiana. Grizzly Discovery also owns cold brew Bootleg Supply Co. and and patriotic food trailer 1776 Cheesesteak Co.