New brewery proposed in Courtenay

City seeks public input

A Courtenay-based company has applied to the City to open a new brewery in the vicinity of the Whistle Stop Neighbourhood Pub.

The proponents of Ace Brewing Company hope to open an establishment at 150 Mansfield Dr., near the Courtenay Air Park. The Whistle Stop is located at 2355 Mansfield.

At Monday’s meeting, Coun. Doug Hillian questioned if off sales from neighboring pubs could create problems, in terms of regulations that limit the proximity of retail sales. Staff said the question is for the provincial government to determine.

Council directed staff to post notice on the City’s website to seek public input about the application for council consideration at its Jan. 21 meeting.

The proposed brewery would contain a lounge. Hours of operation would be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, though the applicant expects to close earlier Sunday to Wednesday.

A car dealership had once operated in the building, which was constructed in 1966. It was renovated in the ’70s and ’80s, and divided with a demising wall in 2016. Care Automotive Service operates on one side of the property. The brewery applicant is leasing the other side.

Just Posted

K’ómoks First Nation re-elects Chief Rempel

Chief Rempel re-elected for her second term; three new Councillors elected

Comox council allocates $20,000 for dog park consultation

With interim measures in place, Comox council has decided to proceed with… Continue reading

Vehicle collides with building in downtown Courtenay

No major injuries were reported late Monday morning as a car drove… Continue reading

New Comox Valley Art Gallery show opens Jan. 26

The Comox Valley Art Gallery enters the new year with a new… Continue reading

UPDATE: Elderly man dead following Union Bay collision

The collision happened around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

No injuries after collapsed floor traps worker at former North Island mill – fire chief

Company says it’s investigating after incident at decommissioned Catalyst facility

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Most Read