Decatur Looking to Clarify Zoning for “Small Batch Distilleries”

You may recall that just a couple of months ago, the City of Decatur refined current ordinances to specifically allow craft beer brewing in the C3 commercial district around East Decatur Station at the request of the city attorney.  Well, apparently there are more than just hop artisans that want to get in on the local spirit making.

Early next month, the Decatur Planning Commission will take up a request from the city to define and allow the establishment of “small batch distilleries” in the C3 district.  According to Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne, the action spurs from the city receiving a request from someone interested in setting up a “very small distillery”.

No word yet on what kind of distillery it would be.

7 thoughts on “Decatur Looking to Clarify Zoning for “Small Batch Distilleries””


    1. Hmmm. Has Decatur become the Old Fashioned capital of Atlanta? Just recently had a heated argument with a friend over the relative merits of Leon’s versus Iberian Pig for said cocktail. After a very scientific sampling at both bars, he still would not admit that he was wrong so we will have to do it again. Now you’re saying that we need to add Pinewood into the equation? Mrs. J_T is not going to be happy about this. Guess we’ll need to run the next experiment when she’s out of town.

  1. So I stop in the local bar you know people,
    I go to the bar, I ring my coat, I call the bartender
    Said “Look man, come down here”, he got down there
    So what you want?
    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

    -George Thorogood and the Destroyers

    Musha ring dum a do dum a da
    Whack for my daddy-o
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There’s whiskey in the jar-o

    -Traditional Irish song, Thin Lizzy, Metallica

    1. Could’ve been the whiskey
      Might’ve been the gin
      Could’ve been the three or four six-packs
      I don’t know

      The Irish Rover’s=–Wasn’t that a Party?

  2. One Bourbon should be attributed to John Lee Hooker, LyricsOnlyGuy. I think the city should also revisit the prohibition on liquor stores. A boutique liquor store like H &F where you can get all the esoteric ingredients I’m those hipster cocktails at Leon’s and Pinewood would be a perfect fit downtown.

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