Town to host public hearing on King Street brewery

Jacob McGuinn relaxes on a bench outside of 177 E King St., where a local businessman aims to open a brewery. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

The Strasburg Planning Commission is hosting a public hearing at 7 p.m. today to invite discussion on the potential development of a brewery on King Street.

Wyatt Pearson, town planning and zoning administrator, said town officials received an application for the property at 177 E King St. from Tom Price, of Valley Pike Brewing LLC.

Price proposed using the rear of the property – which used to be a movie theater – to brew beer, along with making an eating and drinking space in the front.

“I think,” said Pearson, “the intention is to have a seating area, live music and food as well. It’d be a come in and hang out kind of place.”

Although Price declined to comment for this article, he said he will attend the hearing to present his plans in person.

According to the county database, Byron Brill owns the property, which is valued at $307,700.

Following the public hearing, the application still has a ways to go prior to a final decision. Pearson said the town will host another public hearing at its work session Oct. 3, before council decides on the issue at its October meeting.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com