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Clearwater council votes to turn over property in hopes of landing brewery

Clearwater has long sought a brewery somewhere in the downtown area. [Times (2008)]
Clearwater has long sought a brewery somewhere in the downtown area. [Times (2008)]
Published May 23, 2019

CLEARWATER — A recent Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency vote could be the first step toward bringing a brewery downtown.

The City Council, acting as the CRA, voted unanimously Monday to transfer ownership of a tract of land at 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. worth $300,549.11 from the city to the CRA. The decision was uncontroversial, made without any discussion by the council.

The only developer to respond to the city's request for proposals in January was Bryan Borosky, the head of Hop Daddy, LLC. He hopes to put a microbrewery on the property, Salty Bull Brewing Company. The plans for the brewery include a beer garden and a tasting room.

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Clearwater, hoping to emulate the success of its county neighbors, has long courted a brewery downtown.

Now that the council has transferred ownership of the land from the city to the redevelopment agency, it will be easier for Borosky's company to secure incentives from the city.


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