A special use permit was required as the planned location is zoned for commercial/transitional office, which does not allow for a brewery. Most speakers at the hearing spoke in favor of the brewery, but one Council member voted in the negative. The permit approval places restrictions on the hours of operation and prohibits outdoor service.
Brewery owners Thomas Evans and Danial Baker plan an English-style pub at the location on Princess Anne Street. A July 2016 opening is anticipated.
Congratulations to Red Dragon on the progress so far. I look forward to visiting this Summer.
Photo from brewery's Facebook page.
You can follow the brewery progress on the Red Dragon Brewery Facebook page.