Route 66 Staple Owl Court Has Something Brewing


Tuesday, December 8th 2020, 6:24 pm
By: Brian Mueller


As far as buildings go, it’s not your average Joe. 

“We have a small shop but we’re trying to make a big impact," said Elijah Vick, owner of Brew Brother. 

Elijah started his company Brew Brother in Seattle, and when he returned to his home state, was looking for a new roost. 

"I drove past this shop here at Britton and Classen, and I was like, yeah, this is perfect. I’m into history and I’m a history buff.” 

The Owl Court has plenty of that. Built in 1930, the building was part of a motel for Route 66 travelers. 

But motorists flew the coop as highways were built, and the property laid vacant for decades. 

But a redevelopment group gave a hoot and saved the property, and Elijah and friends spent the past year getting it primed to percolate. 

“In hip-hop culture, there’s like, the remix, so you take old things and turn them into something new,” he said. 

Hip-hop is the inspiration for many of the Brew Brother’s best coffee concoctions, like the sweet potato pie latte and the Queen Latifah.   

If you’re looking for more than caffeine, 2 Left Hand Veganz have you covered. 

Brew Brother has just started a crowd-funding campaign to get some outdoor seating and make general improvements on the place. 

You can donate on the Brew Brother website.