SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city Planning Board has unanimously approved the site plan for a proposed brew pub to be located off Broadway.
The next step is to obtain Design Review Committee next Wednesday.
“That would enable us to perhaps get shovels in the ground before Christmas,” George de Piro, one of the partners in the project, wrote on his Times Union blog. “Then all we need to do is build the place, install the brewery, get all of our licenses, hire a staff … Oh, the fun in front of us!”
Despite the lengthy to-do list, the partners are targeting a May 2012 opening.
The proposal is for a 60-by-48-foot structure 100 feet off Broadway in a niche between the Saratoga Shoe Depot and a mixed-use building that has the new Swedish Hill Winery tasting room on the ground floor. Beer will be made on-site weekly and sold in the brew pub.
Here’s an architect’s drawing of what the exterior of the brew pub would look like, designed to emulate a 19th Century carriage house:
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