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  • Smyrna Council to hold public hearing for Warlock Brewing conditional use application

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  • Hopeful Smyrna business Warlock Brewing inched one step closer to setting up shop in town on June 23 when the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission approved a conditional use application for the brewery to go in the business park.
    The potential business has had a whirlwind month in terms of its plans to build Warlock Brewing in the Smyrna Business Park on Artisan Drive. First Smyrna Council voted down a zoning amendment in May that would allow for a microbrewery as a conditional use in the business park; however, council had a change of heart at the June 2 meeting and voted to approve the zoning amendment.
    At the June 2 meeting, council members further explained their previous vote against the zoning amendment. Councilman Tony DeFeo wished more information on the change had been provided prior to the vote. Councilman John Embert still disagreed with the location mainly because he thought the brewery would be more successful in downtown, but he wished business owner Ron Price and his staff much success.
    Fast forward a few weeks and the Planning & Zoning Commission, which originally didn’t recommend council approve the zoning amendment, approved Warlock Brewing’s conditional use application to put the business in the Smyrna Business Park.
    Town Manager Dave Hugg said last week that next up for Warlock Brewing is a public hearing at a Smyrna Town Council meeting. Hugg said the public hearing is on the agenda for the Monday, July 7 Smyrna Town Council meeting and that council should vote on the conditional use application at the meeting.
    If council approves the application, Price can officially put Warlock Brewing in the business park.
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