The Fairport Village Board voted unanimously Monday night to reject an appeal by the Fairport Brewing Company regarding the brewery’s plan for expansion.
In April, the Fairport Village Historic Preservation Committee rejected the brewery’s plan, which called for a balcony, more indoor space, and a covered area for live entertainment. The structure on S. Main Street used to be an old gas station and was vacant for years before it was converted into a brewery.
Owner Tim Garman appealed the decision, but the village board rejected the appeal. In a statement afterward, he said, “The voice of the community didn’t seem to matter. Sad state of affairs for us as a small business and for us as a community.” Garman did not say what his plans will be moving forward.
Fairport Mayor Fritz May told News 8 that he is open to future dialogue between the brewery, the Preservation Committee and the Village Board.