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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 02/27/13
Couple go after liquor
license for nanobrewery
by KIMBERLY SCHERERThe plans for a brewery in Washington Township are one step closer following a request for a liquor license prequalification.
Observer Special Writer
Shelby Township couple Patricia and Tim Eisenbraun purchased the block between Granite and Lindrath off Van Dyke and plan to reconfigure the property to make way for their brew pub.
Patricia said they plan to raze the flower shop and renovate what had been the Leather Works shop by bricking it over, adding 4,500 square feet and a new roof line. The $1.5-1.6 million project will then seat 160 indoor patrons and another 125 in their outdoor space. Eisenbraun said it will create 40 new jobs.
She said the concept is a nanobrewery, which means it will be on a smaller scale. They'll offer 60 different taps of craft beer, their own brews, larger brands as well as wine and a limited amount of liquor.
"It's a place to go to have a good sandwich," Eisenbraun said.
She said their focus is on good food and their own brews will be session beer, a lower alcohol and refreshing beer.
"It's a place you can take your kids, your buddy or your girlfriend," she said.
The Class C liquor license they are seeking prequalification for will allow them to sell to their patrons as well as growlers of their own beer, but not to be a distributor. Tim said everything will be sold on-site.
The couple plans to open their brewery sometime late fall, either November or December, when the Van Dyke construction is complete.
The Board of Trustees will vote on the liquor license after the prequalification process during its next meeting on March 6.