If you live in the suburbs of Chicago,specifically Arlington Heights,and are a fan of carefully crafted microbrews of all types,you’re going to want to pay attention to what is happening in the village right now with a hopeful brewing company. Arlington Beer Company,a brewery that has been in talks with the city since back in 2014,is hoping to open their microbrewery with a new set of proposed plans released earlier this month.
Hoping to open the brewery near serviced apartment rentals and other businesses,Arlington Beer Company thinks the location will be great for residents and tourists alike. The company recently changed the proposed plans in hopes of getting the city more on board than they were before,and now city officials will be taking a look at the plans and getting feedback.
“Specifically,size of the retail sales portion has increased significantly,and the petitioner is now proposing to use the exterior of the site for additional consumption of beer,” wrote Sam Hubbard,a development planner for the village of Arlington Heights,in a memo.
Officials are seeking information from the village board on whether or not the proposed changes follow liquor laws. The building,if opened as planned,would be two stories and would be about 2,800 square feet. Additionally,the company would like to open an outdoor patio like many bars in Downtown Chicago do to capitalize on the warm Chicago summer traffic.
While many people are excited about the project for various reasons,many Arlington Heights Village officials are nervous that the revised proposal is “too intense for the property and area,and may impact future redevelopment of the vicinity.”
Whether or not if you like beer,a brewery of this size will absolutely effect anyone that lives in the area so be sure to let your voice be heard if you have an opinion on this project.