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F all in Round Top means clinking a pilsner glass and a hearty toast. N o w t h e h i s t o r i c hamlet that was HQ for a thriving German brewery culture is back to its roots as the eagerly anticipated Round Top Brewing taps its first keg. Co-owner Brooke Michie and brewmeister husband Paul Michie will open, timed to the Fall Antiques Show, in the turn-of-the-century Peake House in Minden Square, handsomely preserved by the square's owner/ developer, Mayor Mark Massey. The Michies (whose neighboring Lollitop Sweetshop has enthusiastically been embraced) make Minden Square a nexus for craft-beer culture with a side of lawn games. "We will have a nice tidy little menu of grab-and-go options and things to enjoy in the taproom, both inside and outdoors under the trees," Brooke says." Catherine D. Anspon WHAT'S ON TAP O ne of Round Top's signature squares, developed by Mayor Mark Massey ( w h o 's a l s o a n a c e preservationist), is humming along, with phase one unveiling in time for the 2022 Fall Antiques Show. Fricke Square, across from the new Hotel Lulu, will offer an idyllic wellness experience for those seeking to recharge in the bucolic environs of Round Top. Massey, and his new bride, Kasey Massey, are busy finalizing building layout and blueprints, planning to open The Space studio approximately a year from now, a continuation of Kasey's heath-and- wellness biz, which began in Bellville. The Space's new construction features a full spectrum of strength and cardio training options, as well as a yoga studio, Pilates, and more. Take an hour for a quick workout or group movement class at The Space gym, stop into Casa Blanke for a healthy lite-bite, or spend the day recharging inside Andalusia Spa. "For us," says the couple, "the motivation behind this project is twofold: we have the opportunity to combine our areas of expertise, and the chance to launch a first-of-its-kind project for Round Top!" Catherine D. Anspon R ed Alert: Über-chic guest houses are coming to Round Top. On the eastern edge of town near Festival Hill, on the banks of Boggy Branch Creek, sit 2.6 gorgeous acres that John Cone and Greg Fourticq are transforming into Red Antler Bungalows — new guest lodging slated to open in time for the Spring 2022 shows. Phase one includes three two-bedroom, two-bath poolside cabanas, each with fireplace, king-size bed, full kitchen, washer/dryer, dining and living area, and screened-in porch. The exteriors are awash in dramatic black, with red doors, and red antlers, but each interior is unique, filled with high design and good art. Imagine Knoll dining chairs, polished chrome wet bar, and Kurt Markus photography; and another is swathed in chinoiserie, with lacquered green dining chairs, and Harrison Howard art. Walking paths, firepit, and glamorous round pool with multiple lounge areas have us thinking Beverly Hills Hotel Bungalows in the country. Coming Spring 2022, Red Antler Bungalows, 125–137 Gretchen's Way, Round Top, Anne Lee Phillips (Continued) 411 ON FRICKE SQUARE THE BUCK STOPS HERE ROUND ABOUT ROUND TOP Paul and Brooke Michie Red Antler Bungalows JACK THOMPSON 78

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