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September 21, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter W. Stroh, who turned a family beer business into the country's third-largest brewery and used his riches to redevelop blighted areas of Detroit, died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. He was 74. Stroh headed the Stroh Brewery Co., founded in Detroit by his German immigrant great-grandfather in 1850. It was known for its Bohemian beer brewed in copper kettles.
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BUSINESS
July 2, 1991
Walt Disney Co. says it is in escrow to purchase the site of a closed Stroh brewery in Van Nuys, but Disney and Stroh Brewery Co. declined comment on reports that the purchase price is $33.5 million. Alan Epstein, vice president of Disney Development Co., said the 38-acre site--a few miles west of Disney's Burbank headquarters--would be used by Disney personnel, but he declined to elaborate. The brewery was built in 1954 by Jos. Schlitz Co., which was acquired by Detroit-based Stroh in 1982.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1999 | From Reuters
Stroh Brewery Co., the nation's fourth-largest beer maker, announced that it is getting out of the beer business after 149 years and has struck deals to divide its brands between rivals Miller Brewing Co. and Pabst Brewing Co. Detroit-based Stroh said Miller, a unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris Cos. and the nation's No. 2 beer maker, will buy its Henry Weinhard's and Mickeys brands.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tomorrow, the last 670,000 bottles of beer will pass rapidly through the assembly line. They will be capped and labeled, ready for shipment to wholesalers from Oregon to Arizona. Meanwhile, the last employees at the Stroh Brewery Co. plant in Van Nuys will prepare for their own departure. Tomorrow is the final day of work for most of the facility's 390 hourly and salaried workers. After 36 years, the plant, on Woodman Avenue, several blocks north of Sherman Way, is shutting down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996 | JILL LEOVY
The former Stroh's brewery, once home to one of the San Fernando Valley's leading employers, has been bought by a company that plans to turn it into a vast parking lot, disappointing city officials who had hoped the site would be a magnet for jobs. Nearly 400 hourly workers once worked at the brewery, which closed in 1990. But the new owner, Copart Inc., a Benicia, Calif.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1999 | From Reuters
Stroh Brewery Co., the nation's fourth-largest beer maker, announced that it is getting out of the beer business after 149 years and has struck deals to divide its brands between rivals Miller Brewing Co. and Pabst Brewing Co. Detroit-based Stroh said Miller, a unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris Cos. and the nation's No. 2 beer maker, will buy its Henry Weinhard's and Mickeys brands.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stroh Brewery Co., citing its lagging beer sales in the West, said Wednesday that it plans to close its Van Nuys brewery early next year and lay off the plant's 390 workers. The plant, capable of brewing 2.9 million barrels of beer annually, lately has been operating at only half of capacity, said Lacey Logan, a spokeswoman at Stroh's headquarters in Detroit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter W. Stroh, who turned a family beer business into the country's third-largest brewery and used his riches to redevelop blighted areas of Detroit, died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. He was 74. Stroh headed the Stroh Brewery Co., founded in Detroit by his German immigrant great-grandfather in 1850. It was known for its Bohemian beer brewed in copper kettles.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Could it be that Bud's been dethroned as the King of Beers? That Miller's time has come and gone? That's what 17 trained beer tasters suggest in June's Consumer Reports magazine. Their choice for the best-tasting mass-marketed brew is that blue-collar bargain of the beer cooler, Old Milwaukee. It was followed by Stroh's, another cheap and minimally advertised brand, which like Old Milwaukee is manufactured by Detroit's Stroh Brewery Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996 | JILL LEOVY
The former Stroh's brewery, once home to one of the San Fernando Valley's leading employers, has been bought by a company that plans to turn it into a vast parking lot, disappointing city officials who had hoped the site would be a magnet for jobs. Nearly 400 hourly workers once worked at the brewery, which closed in 1990. But the new owner, Copart Inc., a Benicia, Calif.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Could it be that Bud's been dethroned as the King of Beers? That Miller's time has come and gone? That's what 17 trained beer tasters suggest in June's Consumer Reports magazine. Their choice for the best-tasting mass-marketed brew is that blue-collar bargain of the beer cooler, Old Milwaukee. It was followed by Stroh's, another cheap and minimally advertised brand, which like Old Milwaukee is manufactured by Detroit's Stroh Brewery Co.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stroh to Acquire Colt 45 Brewer: Detroit-based Stroh Brewery solidified its position as the nation's No. 4 beer maker with its deal to buy struggling G. Heileman Brewing Co., which also makes Old Style and Lone Star beers. Analysts said the deal, which they estimated to be worth about $300 million, should help Stroh survive in the competitive and slow-growing beer market, dominated by giants Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Miller Brewing Co.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1991
Walt Disney Co. says it is in escrow to purchase the site of a closed Stroh brewery in Van Nuys, but Disney and Stroh Brewery Co. declined comment on reports that the purchase price is $33.5 million. Alan Epstein, vice president of Disney Development Co., said the 38-acre site--a few miles west of Disney's Burbank headquarters--would be used by Disney personnel, but he declined to elaborate. The brewery was built in 1954 by Jos. Schlitz Co., which was acquired by Detroit-based Stroh in 1982.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tomorrow, the last 670,000 bottles of beer will pass rapidly through the assembly line. They will be capped and labeled, ready for shipment to wholesalers from Oregon to Arizona. Meanwhile, the last employees at the Stroh Brewery Co. plant in Van Nuys will prepare for their own departure. Tomorrow is the final day of work for most of the facility's 390 hourly and salaried workers. After 36 years, the plant, on Woodman Avenue, several blocks north of Sherman Way, is shutting down.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
In a move that will put one of the nation's oldest brewery families out of the beer business and strengthen the position of another, Adolph Coors Co. said Monday that it will buy most of the brands and bottling plants of Detroit's Stroh Brewing Co. The agreement in principle calls for Coors to pay the equivalent of $425 million in cash and assume an unspecified amount of Stroh debt.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stroh to Acquire Colt 45 Brewer: Detroit-based Stroh Brewery solidified its position as the nation's No. 4 beer maker with its deal to buy struggling G. Heileman Brewing Co., which also makes Old Style and Lone Star beers. Analysts said the deal, which they estimated to be worth about $300 million, should help Stroh survive in the competitive and slow-growing beer market, dominated by giants Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Miller Brewing Co.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stroh Brewery Co., citing its lagging beer sales in the West, said Wednesday that it plans to close its Van Nuys brewery early next year and lay off the plant's 390 workers. The plant, capable of brewing 2.9 million barrels of beer annually, lately has been operating at only half of capacity, said Lacey Logan, a spokeswoman at Stroh's headquarters in Detroit.
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