Pre­lim­i­nary ap­proval re­ceived from coun­cil for mi­cro­brew­ery

Penticton Herald - - CITY & REGION - By MELANIE EKSAL

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.

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