Craft’d Grounds, Tenants: How Are They Holding up After the Albion Floods?

Craft’d Grounds was designed to be flood resilient in light of the 2011 floods but sadly, the recent weather event has been “unprecedented” and even this venue was not spared. How are they and their tenants holding up?

Craft’d Grounds is home to Seven Miles Coffee Roasters, Brewtide Brewing, K.I.S.S Burgers, Fightcross Gym and the soon-to-open Herves Restaurant and Bar. The venue along with next-door Collingwood Black Cafe & Bar was inundated with water that rose as high as one metre, damaging equipment, stock and packaging along with personal styling items, antiques and more. 

“We designed our beautiful precinct to withstand levels above the 2011 floods, but, here we are! Completely inundated,” Craft’d Grounds’ Instagram post reads, “but we’re not giving up.”

“With the water came mud, amongst other things. We are devastated and so many have lost so much. Whilst there is building insurance for such events, that never extends to equipment, stock and packaging & insurance can take so long.”

The owners have yet to reveal the cost of the damage but they estimate that it will take about two months to put everything up and running again. 

With volunteers helping with the cleanup, Craft’d Grounds was able to reopen its cafe side of the business with plans to open a temporary liquor store to keep the business running.

K.I.S.S. Burgers

“It’s safe to say Brissy has had a chaotic last couple of days. For now, stay tuned for any updates from us,” Kiss Burgers wrote on their social media update.

Brewtide Brewery

Brisbane’s brewing industry has put together a fundraising event to help breweries that were badly affected by the recent flooding, including Brewtide. The event happens on 12 March at Easy Times Brewing Co.

Photo Credit: Easy Times Brewing Co. / Facebook

Fightcross MMA and Fitness Albion

“Thanks to all those that helped with the cleanup of the recent flooding in Collingwood St 

Our gym is back open and we are ready to train!  Come down and enjoy our wonderful community in Craft’d Grounds,” the martial arts and fitness centre wrote on their social media.

“Next week as a thank you for the help our members gave to the community we will be doing something special! Something we have never done before! Keep an eye out!” 

Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar and The Black Market Albion

“We’ve lost a lot of stuff over the past few days, but we’ve been reminded about how awesome our community is too. 🧡🧡 We’ve had so many lovely folks wade through gross water and mud to help clean our space,” Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar’s social media post reads.

The cafe and bar is expected to reopen in three weeks to fulfil their prior commitments.

“We’d appreciate any small donation to our fund below to help cover costs to rebuild and restock. Please feel free to share! 🖤 👈🏼👈🏼🖤,” reads The Black Market Albion’s post.

Photo Credit: The Black Market Albion / Facebook

Help restore Collingwood Black & Craft’d Grounds by donating through their GoFundMe page. The fundraiser has so far raised $6,384 of its $10,000 goal.