The image above is it. Our baby. 13/15 Lafayette, the future home of Community Beer Works.
Yeah, we were still holding out on telling you the specifics, though we don’t really know why. I could say it was part of our ‘PR strategy’ but that would be both a) untrue and b) nauseating. Our cover was blown, though, by the Buffalo News article I’m sure you’ve read.
That really set the stage for the level of energy this week has had. We knew something was coming, but we didn’t know it’d be a feature, and certainly not front page material. That’s what the kids today call awesome. It’s given us all sorts of exposure (like the article from Kegworks, which I’ve seen reposted by people far away from Buffalo), and we’ve been talking to lots of people who hadn’t known about us before. It’s exhilarating, having people so interested in what you’re doing.
The other focus of our efforts has been on the zoning board meeting we have next Wednesday. Right now our glorious building isn’t zoned heavily enough to allow a brewery, but the codes are old and assume a much, much larger brewery than what we’re going to be. We’ve done our work and then some, and we have the support of key community members, so we think our chances are more than good. We’ll let you know which direction to riot it if we’re denied.
(ZBA: We’re kidding.)
There’s a chance a decision won’t be made next week and that we’ll have to come back in October. Either way, though, we’ll have some updates for you next week. Til then, a sincere thanks to everyone reading this. You’re great.