Four Seasons Brewing proposes beer pub in Unity
A Unity brewery could offer customers more than just tasting samples if it wins approval to open a brew pub.
Four Seasons Brewing Co. has applied to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for a brew pub license, and architect Shawn Ulery, representing the company, appeared before the township planning commission on Tuesday night to seek recommendation for approval for that conditional use in a manufacturing zone.
The brewery, owned by Christian Simmons and Mark Pavlik, at 745 Lloyd Ave. Ext. just outside Latrobe, was granted use of the 4,000-square-foot space to brew beer in April 2013.
Under the requirements of the state brewery license, customers are not permitted to consume beer purchased at the site on the premises but are permitted to sample and use growlers, or take-home glass containers.
The brew pub license allows for beer sales as long as food is served alongside, Ulery said.
“The intent is now the business will go from purely brewery — manufacturing — to now have beer consumed on-site,” he said.
Owners don't intend to add kitchen facilities, so such offerings as cold sandwiches or hot dogs would be served in a facility with seating for a minimum of 30 people, Ulery said.
Board members and solicitor Gary Falatovich confirmed that enough parking is available at the building, which is also occupied by a 1,000-square-foot retail space, 450-square-foot office space and 1,150-square-foot storage space.
Forty-four parking spaces were required by the township for the use of the entire building, which has 50 spaces, including the 17 required to operate the brew pub.
The planning commission recommended the conditional use permit be approved by supervisors as well as the site plan, contingent upon approval of the township municipal authority, which needs to determine whether any water usage allowances need to be modified.
The recommendation was also contingent upon an updated letter from the building's owner, Ridilla Family Partnership, agreeing to the brew pub.
Unity supervisors could consider the proposal at their next meeting 4:30 p.m. July 10.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- East Huntingdon man, 91, finds 2nd career as a woodworker
- North Huntingdon church shaken by youth pastor’s child porn rap
- Westmoreland group gets pet oxygen masks for area fire departments
- Seat in 32nd District deemed crucial for Pennsylvania Senate control
- Scottdale appoints borough solicitor
- Latrobe police officer sues councilman, city for slander
- Greensburg merchants offer soup for a charitable Claus
- Unity authority approves 63 percent hike in sewage bills
- North Huntingdon commissioners fill vacant board seat
- Police: Trafford couple used website to advertise prostitution services
- Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau picks Ohiopyle restaurateur for entrepreneur of year