b'lake businessfocus onLocal Brothers Bring Taphouse ExperienceAnna Point Marina Lakeside, First Pour Scheduled Labor Day Weekend Up For Sale Perhaps the biggest news around the lake this fall is the opening of Lake Anna TaphouseatLake Anna Island. ThebrothersGilbreth,Brianand Eric,aretheproprietorsandthey will open the new business over the Labor Day weekend. Each has grown uparoundthelake,workingand watching what kind of business they should open and what would be a good location for it.We caught up with Brian recentlyOne of the three major marinas and asked him about the plan for theon the lake is officially for sale. taphouse. AnnaPointMarina,ownedbyOur taphouse will specialize inChuckandJanMeeks,isbeing craft beer and were going to bringbrokered by the firm of Marcus & the best in craft beer to our custom- Millichapwithareportedasking ers, Brian told us. prices upward of $4 million. Gilbreth says Lake Anna was anThe interior of Lake Anna Tap House is finished in warm woods and features a barThe Meeks purchased the marina obvious choice for them to open awith 24 taps. outright four years ago after being businessastheyvebeenhereallin a partnership since 2014.their lives. lawn, Brian told L&T. Knowing that opening a taphouseThe marina sits on 12.30 acres in We feel the Lake Anna Plaza area,We have lots of outdoor seating op- doesnthappenovernightandthatthe mid lake region off Rt. 208, the withallthedifferentotherbusi- tions anda 100-gallon cast iron kettledealing with County permits and re- main commercial corridor for the nesses will be the place to be at Lakebeing readied for a fire pit when theviews can be exhausting, we askedcommunity.Anna. weather gets a little cooler. Brian what he thought about this ex-Therearecurrentlythreeten- So why a taphouse?The lakeside location lends itselfperience with Louisa County staff. antswithmultiplebuildingsonWe want a place for people thatto special events. The brothers planLouisa County Community Devel- thepropertyincludinganindoor live and come play at the Lake Annaon hosting plenty of special eventsopment and all the departments haveboatstoragerack,tackleshop/shore store, real estate office, boat to be able to bring their family andlike an Oktoberfest, St. Patricks Daybeen great to work with and we reallydealership and parts/service shop. enjoysomeoftheirfavoritebeerevent, Trivia night and more. appreciate the guidance provided. There are wet and dry boat stor-while not having to travel. What about catching an NFL or col- So what does a taphouse owner doage options and fuel pumps bothTheGilbrethsplanonhaving24lege football game while enjoying awhen hes not setting up his place? on and off the water. A waterside taps to offer all types of beer; lager,beer and the lake view?I spend time with my family andpavillion is also on the grounds.IPA, pilsner, stout, porter, etc.They We do have big screens for sport- own Pivotal Insurance Agency which Meeks did over $3.5 million in will be switching out brews based oning events.We also have a uniqueI will continue to own and operate.renovationsbetween2014and what customers want, seasons andbig screen system to display all ourMy brother Eric works as a technician2016.Averagenetoperatingin-whats new. brewsandletcustomersrateourfor Harper Electrical, which he will becomeoverthelastfouryearsisWehaveacanneronsitealsobeers and vote for the best and up- leaving to run the taphouse full time.$584,873. LKAso customers that want somethingcoming beers Gilbreth explained. Brian told us. LKAwe have on draft to go can have it canned. WewillalsohavecoolersLake Anna Tractor And Hardware Now Selling Sheds/BuildingsLake Anna Life & TimesLate Summer 2019that customers will be able to use for more craft beer options to go. As we know, Fall is coming soon topowered outdoor power equipment,a piece of hardware?The hardware Gilbreth told Life & Times the tap- the lake and that means its time toScag mowers (Scag is offering 15%selection has grown at least 50% in house will also offer local cider, wineget outside and work on your lawndiscounttoallfirstrespondersonthe last year. If you are painting this and food. and surrounding woods.their mowers.) and Kioti tractors. fall, stop by because the shop is aWith the location within a few stepsLake Anna Tractor & Hardware isKoren notes fall flowers have beenValspar certified dealer. of the lake, we asked if the brothersthe Lake Anna area headquarters fororderedandshouldarrivebylatePerhaps the biggest news at Lake haveplannedforfolkstoenjoyaoutdoor power equipment and muchAugust. If your yard is looking a bitAnna Tractor & Hardware is that the brew al fresco. more that can help during this timeragged after the dry summer, mulchKorens are now selling Amish-built Our back yard area backs right upof yard work. is available.sheds and storage buildings. You can to the shoreline.Fifty boat wet slipsOwner Stephanie Koren notes if youIf you have problem areas wherestopby,selecttheshedyouwant are being installed so customers canneed a trimmer, mower or chain sawyoucantgrowgrassorcantgetand rent to own, finance or pay up drive right up. Beverages can be en- looked at the shop now has four ofrid of mud, turf creates an excellentfront. joyed inside and out, and we thinkthe best and well-trained mechanicsalternative. Plenty is in stock at theExamples of sheds are on-site and most people will want to enjoy thearound!shop. delivery can be scheduled to most 20 beverage on our deck or out on the The shop also sells gas andbattery In the middle of a project and needsites around the lake. LKA'