Gremlin Growlers is owned and operated by Glenn Gresham and his wife, Heather Lowe Gresham.
Glenn Gresham founded Gremlin Growlers in 2012. After being captivated by the grass roots spirit focus on quality of the craft beer movement,
Many of the buildings on Fayetteville’s historic square, including the one which houses Gremlin Growlers today, date back to the 1890s.
Since then, the storefront to the northwest of the courthouse has housed a variety of businesses, until we moved from Peachtree City to the Fayetteville square in February of 2017.
At the beginning of the 1900s, R.E.L. Fife (the same Fife of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House behind Gremlin Growlers) ran a mercantile store in the storefronts that now house us and our business neighbor, Rene Victor Bidez Photography. The mercantile also featured a millinery shop by Miss Beauty Griggs, selling women’s hats.
Later, Fife sold the storefronts to K.W. McElwaney, Sr. who operated a grocery store, furniture store, and hardware store. His son, K.W. McElwaney, Jr. continued his father’s legacy, running a grocery store in the same location.
In the 1930s, the townsfolk would occasionally stretch a sheet across Glynn Street (which was a dirt road up until the 1950s) to show movies. The benches out front of McElwaney’s were locally referred to as the “Buzzard’s Roost,” where local men would gather after work before heading home for the day - a legacy we continue to honor.