New taphouse set for Church Street in Comox

Comox council approved the development permit for the two-storey building

Chris Morrison displays an external image at Comox council Wednesday of the proposed Church Street Taphouse.

Chris Morrison displays an external image at Comox council Wednesday of the proposed Church Street Taphouse.

New taps could soon be pouring on Church Street.

Comox council gave the owners of the proposed Church Street Tap House the green light at Wednesday’s council meeting for their development permit, paving the way for a 464 m2, two-storey building with a maximum capacity of 175 people.

The permit also facilitates the demolition of the existing building at 215 Church Street.

Last summer, owners Ben Davies, Chris Morrison, Craig Grant and Adam Duncan presented council with their “walkable, bike-friendly, family-based taphouse” proposal.

“We want to have somewhere local where we can go. There’s nothing in Comox; we want to bring that back to town,” explained Davies in June.

The owners received their liquor primary licence, and it is now back in the hands of the provincial government for final approval.

The design of the building – created by Comox Valley architect Tom Dishlevoy – will have a “West Coast feel” explained Morrison, which will feature a 70-seat, year-round patio.

The second floor would be for offices and storage, he added.

Beer will not be brewed on-site, but local beer would be available.

Once demolition of the existing building is complete, there would be a nine month build-out period, but no date has been set yet for construction.

Comox Valley Record

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