By Andrew Wroblewski
Huntington village’s first brewery is expected to open later this fall, its owners said.
Mark and Karen Heuwetter, founders of the planned Six Harbors Brewing Company, were joined Tuesday afternoon outside the 243 New York Ave. property by investors Chris Bluemer and Jim Murray, and beer lover and friend Sal LoPinto.
Together the group carefully hung a pair of temporary 'Coming Soon' signs.
The newly-hung signs drew honks and thumbs up from several passing drivers, and a few people walking past stopped to ask questions about the new business.
The signs were the latest step in a process of renovations to the property and the 2,533-square-foot building, which formerly served as Evergreen Cleaners.
In July, the Heuwetters, of Huntington, got approval to move forward with their plans from the Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals. However, the board granted approval under an at-least-temporary stipulation that alcohol not be consumed on site.
While they’ve moved forward, they also commissioned further parking impact studies.
Those studies have been “more than favorable,” said Huntington-based attorney Michael McCarthy, who is representing Heuwetter, said Wednesday.
He added, “I’m hopeful they’re going to be convinced the parking that is available on site is more than enough to handle the needs of the property.