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Roosters: 2 Decades Of Brewing At The Red Shed

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From a business perspective, craft beer and coffee have a lot in common, says Chris Jarvis.

As the long-time owner of Hawke’s Bay’s Bay Espresso cafés and now also the proprietor of landmark Hastings brewpub Roosters, he should know.

Chris and his wife Jonelle bought the Roosters business – on the industrial fringes of Omahu Road, where it’s been brewing its own beer since 1994 – from founders Chris and Jill Harrison in early 2017.

“It’s an iconic place, it has history, it just needed some TLC,” he says.

And as he set about administering some of that TLC, he discovered the connection between running cafés and pubs.

Read more on this and other Hawke’s Bay stories in The Profit magazine

Posted: 29 August 2018

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