Join Lucid Brewing at Minnetonka city hall Thursday May 19th at 6:30 PM for a public hearing where will we be answering questions about our application to open a microbrewery within the city limits. Minnetonka has not had a brewery since Sherlock Holmes brewpub (now closed), and therefore there is no standard business classification or licensing for our endeavor. Our application for a “conditional use permit” which combines some of the license requirements from similar business types is under review.
The staff at the Minnetonka city planners have been extremely helpful getting us to this stage and are excited about having a brewery within city limits. They recognize the economic impact of this venture and are willing to work with Lucid Brewing to get the building properly setup with all of the correct permits and utility connections. In addition to paying taxes, small businesses like ours bring attention and notoriety to the city. Likewise the brewery benefits by becoming a regional attraction. Cheers Minnetonka, We are very happy to be setting up shop here!
At Wednesday’s hearing we are opening ourselves up to public scrutiny. The application under review can be found here. We invite you to review our application and come to the hearing to find out more.
We cleared the city planning commission with a 7-0 approval. The next stage of approval comes from the City council. The meeting is scheduled for the 6th of June. Details can be found at the link above. We will post more information the week before.