Good Hope City Council: Stash House Properties to open phase one of new bar and grille before June 1

Pat “Kat Daddy” Watson and Preston Prewett update the Good Hope City Council (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) 

GOOD HOPE, Ala.Stash House Properties LLC is one step closer to opening their bar and grille at the former Cotton Gin. Owners Preston Prewett and Pat “Kat Daddy” Watson were present at the Good Hope City Council meeting Monday night as the council approved the licenses allowing Stash House to sell beer, wine and liquor.  

Prewett explained to the council that the Stash House will open in phases. He said, “it will be a distillery, brewery, restaurant and music venue. We will be opening in phases because of our equipment. It’s taking some time for it to get here.” Phase one will be the opening of the restaurant and bar. The brewery and distillery side will come later as it can be manufactured, which has been slowed due to the pandemic. 

Watson, who owns Kat Daddy’s BBQ and Roosters Corner, will be focusing on the grille side of Stash House. He said, “I’m really excited to come to Good Hope with my partner, Preston. I’m really excited to bring a much needed restaurant.” The plan is to offer a blueplate style lunch, as well as a diverse dinner menu. “We’ll try to do some things on Saturday and Sunday for brunch.” 

According to Watson, Stash House hopes to open its doors sometime before June 1 with Phase Two being several months away.  

The new convenience store planned on County Road 222 has been bid and construction will begin soon. Mayor Jerry Bartlett said that the goal is to have the store open in time to serve the Rock the South crowds. “It’s very very nice inside and out. It’s going to be a very nice convenience store,” Bartlett said.  

 Gibb’s Garden Center will celebrate with a ribbon cutting on Friday April 23 at 10 a.m. followed with their grand opening on Saturday. Bartlett said, “I’ve been out there a couple of times and that place is absolutely covered up. Their people are just very nice and friendly. It’s going to be a tremendous asset.” 

 The council also approved a resolution that would give current Tier Two employees the same benefits as Tier One employees at an increased cost of approximately $5,000 annually to the City of Good Hope.  

 The Sizzlin’ Seniors will meet Tuesday April 13 at Good Hope City Hall’s basement. Lunch is provided as well as great activities and games.  

 The Good Hope City Council meets the second and fourth Monday night of every month. The public is invited to attend. 

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