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September 2019- Houston

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140 M ark Massey — The man with generational Round Top roots who developed The Compound in 2015, as well as Henkel Square and Rummel Square in its center — doubles down on preservation efforts this fall. He's relocating and saving the crumbling Peake House on the town's edge; the structure with good Victorian bones and beautiful hardwoods will be reborn this coming year as the centerpiece of the new Minden Square, another Massey creation. He's found the perfect tenants while ushering in a new era — one that signals a return to earlier days when this hamlet was a hub for beer-making activity. Brooke and Paul Michie of the upcoming Round Top Brewing are all in, relocating with their young sons from Austin. Paul not only worked in the craft beer biz but was one of the innovators during the formative years of Alamo Drafthouse, before joining Tex-Mex legend Trudy's to oversee all operations, including food and beverage. A chef by training, Paul is also founder of an Austin homebrew club, so he's a natural for this microbrewery in Round Top. When Round Top Brewing opens in spring 2020, expect a well-considered menu, a cozy tap room, a biergarten with lawn games, and family-friendly vibe. There will be a special series of limited- release selections and an emphasis on local distribution for the brewery's barrel- aged beers. Just in: This fall marks the biggest flurry of openings yet for Henkel Square, unveiling in time for September antiques action. The biggest excitement swirls around Abejas, the storied Houston purveyor of womenswear. Owner Christina Mitchell says she'll aim for an "Abejas + Santa Fe + Marfa + Sayulita vibe that is artisanal" at her new shop, which takes over the original 1817 apothecary building at the front of the square. Abejas celebrates with a bash at its new digs Tuesday, October 1, 4 to 7 pm. Jeweler and Round Top antiques show veteran Wimberly Shook Tribble sets up shop just down from Royer's Pie Haven in the 1830s-era Shorter Cabin, stocking hand-wrought jewelry, belts, handbags, and home goods …. Art THE ROMANCE OF ROUND TOP WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S NEXT IN AMERICA'S ANTIQUES MECCA WHAT'S BREWING JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON Mark Massey reviews plans for Peake House JACK THOMPSON Round Top Brewing's Paul and Brooke Michie Abejas' Christina Mitchell KRIZZIA MARILES collectors, take note: Sally Maxwell, who's revived the 19th-century art of scratchboard, opens a gallery on the square that will double as a studio, in the former Two Sparrows Coffee Roastery. Maxwell's Art Gallery features the artist's signature menagerie of (mostly) African animals, both original works as well as prints for beginning collectors. Henkel gets its first wellness retreat, Create Space, October 11 through 13, presented by area wellness gurus Kasey Buchtien of The Space Studio Bellville and Maggie Yewens of Bon Vivant Boards (more details on page 150.) From meditation and yoga, to the healing power of crystals, we're there. This is not a monastic retreat; wine-tastings and locally grown breakfast and brunch dishes are on the itinerary … In November 2020, you'll be able to toast with Kim and Richard Rolland's first bottling of Blanc du Bois for their Round Top Vineyards label. Words out Cinda and Armando Palacios are very interested, so we predict they'll be stocking bottles for patrons of their new Round Top Wine Shop, as will area restaurants lining Henkel and Rummel Squares. Read more on Round Top new doors at Catherine D. Anspon

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