Newnan Council

ACE Beer Growlers' liquor license to be decided

by Celia Shortt

ACE Beer Growlers will find out if its license to sell alcohol is approved at Tuesday's Newnan City Council meeting, following its scheduled public hearing.

The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Newnan City Hall on LaGrange Street.

ACE Beer Growlers is owned by Jason Kanner and sells craft beers on draft in growlers. A growler is a refillable glass container holding either 12, 32, or 64 ounces of craft beer. Kanner plans on selling domestic and international brews at his Newnan store as well as microbrew kits, meat rubs, jerky, nuts, jellies and a variety of snacks. He will also take orders for beer, wine, and craft kegs for events. ACE's Newnan location is set to open later this month on West Court Square.

Several items involving Newnan's new public safety complex will also go before the city council at Tuesday's meeting.

The council will vote to award a contract of $40,537 to Nova Engineering & Environmental, LLC, for materials testing and inspection services for the new facility to be built on Jefferson Street just east of the old section of Oak Hill Cemetery.

It will also vote on the guaranteed maximum price change order in the amount of $6,992,576 to Potts Construction. Potts Construction is the current construction manager for the project, and this change order is for the actual construction of the public safety complex.

Newnan City Council will vote on another change order for Potts Construction in the amount of $842,159 to start construction on the new connector road associated with the new public safety complex. It will also hear a request to rename the roadway in front of the new facility after Rev. Joseph E. Hannah.

Other business at Tuesday's Newnan City Council meeting will include:

• City council will continue its discussion on an agreement between the city of Newnan and the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta in regards to the joint operation and management of the Wesley Street Gym.

• Public hearings on alcohol beverage licenses for Applebee's and Tequilas Restaurant and Club will be held.


• The public hearing for 125 LaGrange St. with a resolution to repair or demolish the home will continue.


• Public hearings for 20 Dixon Street and 14 Wheat Street will be scheduled for Jan. 28, 2014.


• City council will hear a request from Marianne Pizzitola and Matthew Tucker of Our Community Farmers Market to move from their current location near the Historic Train Depot on East Broad to the Court Square in downtown Newnan to sell produce weekly; each Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


• City council will hear a request to hold the second annual Glow Run to benefit Bridging the Gap, Ashley Park on Saturday, Dec. 1. It will utilize portions of Ashley Park Blvd., Ashley Park Drive, and McIntosh Way on the same route used last year.


• Heard will be the second and final readings for the ordinance to amend the zoning map for property located in Land Lot 73 of the Fifth Land District at Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard and for the ordinance to amend the city's zoning ordinance by adopting text amendments to amend Chapter 3, Definitions; Chapter 21, General Provisions; and for other purposes.





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