Orion Howard, the owner of Bright Ideas Brewery, on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, took two business partners to court in early 2021. A long legal fight over their venture, Very Good Properties, which does not involve the brewery itself, is chronicled in court documents.
Bright Ideas Brewing owner Orion Howard pours a beer at his brewery on the Mass MoCA campus in 2018, a year after he joined with Brian Miksic and Glenn Maloney to form a separate company, Very Good Properties. In 2021, he sued his partners, alleging fraud.
Brian Miksic, co-owner of HiLo North Adams, stands in front of the live music and comedy club in August 2019, a month before its planned opening. The venue closed last year, after the Union Street property became ensnarled in litigation.