West Palm Beach paving the way for microbreweries

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Should micro-breweries be allowed within 500 feet of a school or church?

The city commission is likely to say “yes” this evening, as it lays the groundwork for allowing the trendy businesses to operate downtown, in the Northwood business district and elsewhere.

The Muoio Administration has indicated it is favorably disposed to allowing micro-breweries.

To make it legal requires votes on two issues: First, tonight, a vote on whether it’s OK for this particular kind of alcohol-selling establishment to open close to schools or churches; and second, a vote to change city zoning rules, which now allow such venues only in industrial zones.

Both changes would be scheduled for a final vote at the next city commission meeting, Sept. 26.