CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston residents will soon get a taste of a Huntington staple, as Black Sheep Burritos & Brews is planning to move into the space currently occupied by the Charleston Brewing Company.The brewing company will continue to brew beer, but the restaurant will close.The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, which owns the building at 702 Quarrier Street, agreed during an executive session today to transfer the lease from the brewpub to Black Sheep. Ann Saville, owner of the brewpub, said she made the decision to close the restaurant about a month ago.
"I have no experience running a restaurant," Saville said. "It's very hard if you can't be there 12 hours a day or right on top of everything." Black Sheep was looking for a space to put a Charleston restaurant, so the timing was perfect, Saville said. "It's very beneficial to [Black Sheep owner Pat Guthrie] and to me because he's got already a lot of customers coming in," Saville said. While the Charleston Brewing and Black Sheep will operate under one roof, they will remain separate. Saville has no financial stake in Black Sheep, she said. Charleston Brewing Company's distribution is in high demand. Brewing isn't set to stop any time soon. "We can barely keep up," Saville said of production. Reach Rachel Molenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-348-5102.