Preliminary approval received from council for microbrewery
A zoning bylaw that would allow for a microbrewery to be operated in Summerland got preliminary approval from council Tuesday.
The brewery and pub, if final approval is granted at a subsequent meeting, will be located at 13220 Victoria Rd. N. A total of six letters were received in support and none against it.
Owen Rauer and his family, who purchased the lot in Summerland, submitted a letter in May of this year, outlining the specifics of the brewery in which they state that their business model will operate similarly to “one of our many fantastic local wineries or the familiar Bad Tattoo and Cannery in Penticton.”
They further stated that the brewery and pub is, by nature, “a small and quiet place for friends to gather for light local fare of food and craft beer,” and that their proposal has been “an idea welcomed by all those (they’ve) talked to.”
The community had the opportunity to speak at a public hearing Oct. 9 to share support or concerns, but no one did.
The zoning bylaw amendment will now be submitted to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration and approval before returning to council one last time.