Decatur Looking to Clarify Zoning for “Small Batch Distilleries”Decatur Metro | September 19, 2012 | 9:21 am
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.