The town planning committee last night voted to recommend that the town board give approval to Dan Mitchell, Ithaca Beer Company president and founder, for a planned development zone proposal for a site on Route 13.
Mitchell told the planning committee he wants to build the facilities on about 10 acres of the 82-acre property, and use the rest for agriculture. He said he hopes to eventually expand the brew pub into a full-fledged restaurant.
Ithaca Beer Company began coming into fruition in December 1997 when Mitchell purchased a brewing system from a Texas brewer. After renovating a structure at 606 Elmira Road, the brewery officially opened in December 1998.
The company now sells beer throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Ohio.
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