By Jano Tantongco
There may be plans to bring a brewery to Huntington village.
A Facebook page for Six Harbors Brewing Company posted a pair of updates last week, one showing off renovations being made to a New York Avenue building, and another unveiling the planned brewery’s logo.
The work is being done next to Burger King at 243 New York Ave., which was previously home to Evergreen Cleaners. There is still a sign for the cleaners on the property and the Evergreen Cleaners name hung above the front entrance as of earlier this week.
A picture of the building was posted by the Six Harbors Brewing Company Facebook page on Saturday. The caption for the photo reads, “The future home to Six Harbors Brewing Company.”
The property is owned by Target Rock Ventures, LLC, according to town records. Mark Heuwetter, of Huntington, is listed as a contact for Target Rock Ventures in New York State Department of State Division of Corporations records.
Last July, at a community event, Heuwetter divulged plans to bring a brewery to Huntington, but did not elaborate in detail. Heuwetter did not return a call for comment prior to deadline Wednesday.
Long Islander News submitted a FOIL request to the Town of Huntington Planning Department seeking information on plans for the New York Avenue property. However, as of Feb. 23 the town did not have any record of an application or formal plans for the site.
In order for a “micro-brewery” — as defined by New York State Liquor Authority — to operate in a retail district within the township, it would require approval from the Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals, according to town spokesman A.J. Carter. A “full-scale brewery,” again as defined by NYSLA, is not permitted in retail districts in town, Carter added.
The Six Harbors Brewing Company Facebook page was previously used for the company “Huntington Beer Works,” which is also found in Division of Corporations records with Heuwetter and the same address listed.
With additional reporting by Andrew Wroblewski
Editor's note: The Facebook page for Six Harbors Brewing Company,
which this article references, is no longer visible to the public.