McLeod said it could pave the way for other areas of Dunwoody to allow open container, including parts of Perimeter Center and the proposed High Street development.
Also under consideration by the City Council is an ordinance that would allow microbreweries, liquor distilleries and specialty wine shops in some commercial areas of Dunwoody. Currently, the city code only allows for brewpubs that must serve food. The new ordinance would allow microbreweries that produce less than 15,000 barrels of beer annually and are less than 15,000 square feet. A barrel is 31.5 gallons.
Larger breweries can be also considered after applying for special permits with the city, under the proposal.
“Microbreweries and breweries have seen a sharp rise in popularity throughout metropolitan Atlanta,” city staff wrote in a memo to council members.
The ordinance states that for the Northside suburb, allowing for breweries would “foster an atmosphere of flexibility and progress in the city of Dunwoody.”
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