This is a follow up to the announcement Drew Barton made at the club meeting (Thursday June 21st 2012) .
There will be a public hearing to discuss the Unified Development Code (UDC) at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 17th, at 3:30 p.m.
Our interest in this is because of the proposed amendment to the Unified Development Code that includes a provision to allow Memphis breweries to operate an on premises tasting room WITHOUT having to maintain a kitchen (and offer food). This would allow Ghost River and High Cotton (and future breweries) to sell individual pints at the brewery but not have the burden of maintaining a kitchen.
If you have time, please attend the City Council meeting, Tuesday July 17th. and show support for this important amendment.
There will also be a public meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, from 6-8 p.m., at Playhouse on the Square, to discuss the proposed changes to the UDC. More information about this meeting can be found here.
- Information about the UDC amendment and its affect on local beer culture can be found in this Memphis Business Journal article.
- Information on the UDC and its history located here.
- If you have any questions, please email Drew Barton or Josh Whitehead.
Hope you can attend the meeting on the 17th and PLEASE pass this information on using your social media of choice.