The New Rochelle City Council is considering legislation that would permit the production of craft beverages, such as beer, cider, and wine, within certain downtown zones. To quote a supporting memo from our Department of Development:
“Breweries and related uses have now proliferated with a flexible business model, including space for on-site retail sales, consumption, entertainment, as well as a variety of dining options . . . With certain parameters in place, there uses can be quite appropriate in a downtown area and can greatly contribute to the economy, vitality, and sense of identity for a city.”
Sounds good to me.
A public hearing on the proposed zoning change is scheduled for July 11th.