Lucky Town Looking to Brew in Midtown
After months of searching for the best possible home base for operations, Lucky Town Brewing Company says they have found a perfect spot.
Lucky Town posted to Facebook that a property, located at 1710 North Mill Street in the heart of Midtown Jackson, has been chosen for a brewery. Midtown, Fondren’s neighbor to the south, is home to a diverse array of businesses, residents, artists, builders and creative spaces.
The company, currently based in Gluckstadt, says the 1.7 acre lot has a 10,000+ square foot building that was originally a Greyhound service building. “The open layout and high clearance inside the building is suited perfectly for our operations, and the excess lot area will provide room for outdoor activities/events and expansion for years to come,” they posted on Sunday. Lucky Town has applied for a zoning variance and use permit, which is required by the City of Jackson, and sasy they feel confident that they’ll receive approval.
A public hearing will be held by the City of Jackson Planning Board on this application on September 25, 2013 at 1:30p.m. at 200 S. President Street in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room (1st Floor of the Warren A. Hood Building.)
The post continues: “As a fan of Lucky Town, we would greatly appreciate if you would show your support for this variance and use permit by being present at the hearing and to make a statement in favor of the proposed action.” Lucky Town has also asked fans to submit a letter of support to the Zoning Administrator at P. O. Box 17, Jackson, MS 39205.”
“Without your support, we wouldn’t have made it this far, and we won’t be able to continue without you. We’re excited about locating our operations in Jackson and we can’t wait to invite you all to the grand opening and for tours.”
Founded in 2011, Lucky Town released two beers on tap late last year: theÂ Ballistic Blonde, a Belgium Style Blonde Ale and theÂ Flare Incident, a Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Stout. Both, along with an extra pale ale and an India Ale IPA (neither in production at this time,) have won multiple homebrewing awards.
Lucky Town is Lucas Simmons, brewmaster; Brandon “Bigs” Blackledge handles Research & Development; Chip Jones is sales and distribution; andÂ Angela Aiello is special events coordinator.
Update: 9/25/13: Brewmaster Lucas SimmonsÂ reportedÂ via a one word Twitter post: “Approved!”
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