CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — You may know Brewster Street Icehouse as the bar, restaurant and music venue across from Whataburger Field in Downtown Corpus Christi. 

Now, anyone can enjoy what they have to offer at their second location off of Holly Road and South Staples Street.

From planning and breaking ground to letting customers inside, Operating Partner Mark Schaberg, said it took around two years. He said it's a big deal for the locally-owned business because opening a second location can be a tough task.

During a private family and friends event, people were given their first taste of the southside location. Patrons said it's the type of business that is needed in the area.

Schaberg said they had to hire 160 new employees for the location, giving the local economy a good boost.

Employees expect the second location to open soon, they said to check their Facebook page frequently to get confirmed hours.