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By Karen Bassler
Staff Writer 

Council Approves, but Public Split on RS Brew Pub Project

Council Concerned about Parking, Residents Concerned about Alcohol Sales

 

February 27, 2020

Karen Bassler

Dane M. Noel, of Mountain Avenue, Altoona, one of the owners of the Spring Dam Brewery Company, LLC, which wants to locate a brew pub at 269 Main St., said that the building will be renovated but will retain its "nostalgic" nature. This photo shows the current condition of the front door and windows of the building.

While public opinion was divided, most of Roaring Spring Borough Council approved of a proposed brew pub project downtown.

Council held a fact-finding public hearing on the brew pub project on Feb. 19. The consensus among councilmembers at the end of the hearing was to permit the plans for the brew pub to continue.

The main concern of those members of the public who opposed the brew pub at the public hearing was the serving of alcohol.

"I'm one who oversees the spiritual aspect of people ... I love this area. I love this community," said Pastor Charles Brubaker of Roaring Spring, the firs...



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