An established microbrewery is looking to expand to the Liverpool area, and the first steps were taken in council chambers on Oct. 4. Council approved a by-law change to downtown Liverpool to allow Hell's Bay Brewery to move in.
The business is based out of Cherry Hill, but looking to move to Legion Street, into the building where Hoggie's presently sits.
Under the downtown by-laws, microbreweries are not allowed. However Mike MacLeod, planner for the Region of Queens, says the planning advisory committee felt the bylaws should be amended to allow the business to move in.
"We certainly felt the operation would be a good fit for the downtown area," said MacLeod.
By definition, microbreweries produce less than 1.5 million litres a year. The Hell's Bay operation makes about 15,000 litres a year, said MacLeod. They are looking to expand the operation, he said, but still quite a bit smaller than the maximum.
The by-law change must still go through a public hearing on Oct. 24, which will start at 8:45 a.m. in the municipal council chambers.