Roswell OKs Gate City Brewing requests for distilleries

The Roswell City Council has approved conditional use permits allowing the owners of Gate City Brewing Co. to set up distilleries in the craft brewer’s present building at Canton and Magnolia streets and at an off-site location nearby.

The council approved a conditional use for Gate City Brewing, 928 Canton, site of a brewhouse and taproom in the Historic Town Center downtown.

In a report to the council, staff noted the conditional use is in keeping with the scale and traffic of the existing property, and as bottling is already occurring there, it’s unlikely a different type of bottling will have an adverse impact.

The second conditional use for a distillery was approved for Oak Street Spirits LLC at 115 Oak St., about three blocks south and east of Gate City Brewing, also in the Historic Town Center.

Dan Plevak, attorney representing the two businesses, told the council they share common ownership and expect to use the Oak Street property as “a very small, micro distillery” to produce spirits to be transported to Gate City to be aged.

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