Doraville is considering changes to its zoning for alcohol manufacturers. There have recently been several businesses that were interested in opening microbreweries or microdistilleries in many different parts of the city - but our current zoning does not allow them to operate. There are some concerns about how close these businesses might open to residential neighborhoods, although there are some changes to the legislation meant to mitigate that.
I want Doraville to be a place that welcomes business and that allows start-ups to thrive. I also want it to be a place where residents can walk to local establishments and enjoy a drink together. I hope we will have taken a step in that direction when we finish voting on the proposed legislation. Read more about this issue on my blog.