The Scottsbluff City Council has voted to give approval to the Flyover Brewery Company to expand to the building to the south.
Co-Owner Andrea Margheim told the council they purchased the old Homestake Antique Mall building at 1820 Broadway, and plan to renovate that space to add to the brewery.
The new indoor area would add an additional 3,250 square feet, plus a 25′ by 9′ foot patio.
“It will be a continuation of our dining room. So the liquor license would be a continuation of service,” explained Margheim. “But we are asking to add a patio to the front of the building. That would feel continuous to what we have existing.”
Margheim says the goal is to have the expansion completed by the spring, and the new area could also be used for private events or parties.
Police Chief Kevin Spencer says Margheim has already appeared before the Liquor License Investigatory Board, and there have been no compliance issues with their liquor license.
Councilman Nathan Green says he supports the expansion, but does have concerns about the patio infringing on public property and causing accessibility issues for people with disabilities.
Ultimately, the council voted 3-1 to approve the expansion.