Lometa | Texas
One of the most resilient programs in underdeveloped and declining
communities has been craft breweries. Historically, Lometa was a hospitality town that relied on its
tourists, coming alive at every arriving train and the doors of its shops, hotel and salloon eagerly welcoming
in weary travelers. Over time, Lometa was no longer a stop along the Santa Fe rail line and fast
forwarding to present day, the Amtrak Passenger trains no longer run at all through this sleepy town.
With the loss of the train came the loss of the businesses and the saloon was no exception.
Introducing a microbrewery into the historic core of Lometa is an attempt to bring together the community
and encourage use of the historic district, helping the town repurpose it’s existing building stock
and land to create a multipurpose
plaza that will attract both local and visitors alike.