CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston residents will soon get a taste of a Huntington staple, as Black Sheep Burrito & Brews is planning to move into the space currently occupied by the Charleston Brewing Company.
The brewing company will continue to brew beer, but the restaurant will close.
The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, which owns the building at 702 Quarrier St., agreed during an executive session Wednesday to transfer the lease from the brewpub to Black Sheep.
Ann Saville, owner of the brewpub and nearby Taylor Books, said she made the decision to close the restaurant about a month ago.
"I have no experience running a restaurant," Saville said. "It's very hard if you can't be there 12 hours a day or right on top of everything."
Black Sheep owner Pat Guthrie said Saville approached him with "a unique opportunity."
"Come to find out they wanted to get out of the restaurant business," Guthrie said of their initial meeting in November.
The transition makes sense given Black Sheep's reputation in the region, Saville said.