Owner: Ozzie Nelson
Business: Mayday Brewery
Opened since: 2012
What inspired you to open your own business?
I don’t enjoy being told what to do.
What makes Murfreesboro businesses special?
Murfreesboro is a great big small town with really nice people. I have dreamed of owning my own business in Murfreesboro since I worked at Captain D’s on Broad in 1984.
Describe your business in a few words.
Beer, Hugs, and Rock ‘n Roll.
Who are your customers?
Your friends and neighbors. Usually just the cool ones.
How do you define success in your business?
Continuing to improve and grow. Also, making Mayday synonymous with “fun” in the ‘Boro.
What are your current and upcoming goals for your business?
The big goal for 2017 is to can our beer. We hope to have 3-4 styles of our beer in cans by the end of this year
Besides your own, what is your favorite local business?
Liquid Smoke, Jefferson’s, Kious and Rodgers, Let’s make Wine, Green Dragon, Bombshells, My Roots Food Truck, Allied Boiler, Jeffery Bell, DDS
What advice would you give someone looking to open a business in Murfreesboro?
Love the people.