May 31, 2023

Brad Marolf

Business & Finance Wonders

Lexington’s Goose and the Monkey Brew House names Small Business of the Year

No one expects things to go perfectly smooth when they are opening a business, but neither would they expect to have their building almost destroyed by a nearby fire before opening and then closed down by a pandemic after being open only 16 days.

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That’s exactly what happened to Brent and Ashlee Moore when they began their quest to open Goose and the Monkey Brew House in the Historic Depot District in Lexington. Some may have thrown in the towel and walked away, but this Reeds community couple kept plugging away, pivoting with every ‘monkey wrench’ thrown their way to find a way to keep going.

Their positive approach is part of the reason the Moore’s business was named the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Thursday night at the annual Small Business Awards hosted by Davidson County’s three chambers of commerce and the Davidson-Davie Community College’s Small Business Center at Bull City Ciderworks.