Local entrepreneurs Shane Juhl and Jason Hindson are working hard to rehab an old building at 431 E. 5th Street in the Oregon District in hopes of opening a Brewpub. There goal is for Toxic Brew Company to “celebrate the craft brewers of the area and try to have an eclectic mix of craft beer drawing inspiration from multiple places including Dayton history, American craft breweries, and European traditions.” according to Brewmaster Juhl. But before they can even think about promoting the beer, they are trying to work their way through the many obstacles that seem to face so many new businesses in this town- zoning.
If you’d like to see the first Brewpub in Dayton since the prohibition era, help make their dream come true by writing a letter of support to get variances for 18 parking spots, off-street loading/unloading area and to allow their hours of operation to go beyond 11pm. You can email letters to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org who is the staff contact at Zoning Appeals.
You may remember that Kimberly Collett, owner of Olive- an urban dive and Shane Anderson of the soon to be open Ghostlight Coffee also had to appeal to the public to help obtain the necessary variances to get their businesses past similar hurdles. So if that’s what the city needs us to do to help get more locally owned business, let’s help them!
I for one can’t wait to try more of Toxic Brews! I still have a craving for more of their pepper beer I got to try at the Big Beer and Barley Wines event last month!
For more info, you can check out the file from Toxic Brewing Company below: