5 Rabbit Co-Founder Leaving Company; New Marketing Chief, Brewery Announced


One chapter in the fight between the two founders of 5 Rabbit Cerveceria has come to an end; Crain’s reports that co-founder Isaac Showaki has left the company, selling his stake to a friend of fellow co-founder Andres Araya, Cesar Garza, who joins the company as “commercial director” after owning bars and restaurants in Mexico. But the lawsuits against Showaki by Araya and another employee of the firm remain unresolved. The company has also announced the opening of its brewery in south suburban Bedford Park, with plans for a tasting room— though it’s surprisingly far off— planned for late 2014 or early 2015. [Crain’s]