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New Brewery, Roosevelt Forest, 'White House' on Council Agenda

The Stratford Town Council meets Tuesday night. Here's what they'll be talking about.

New Brewery, Roosevelt Forest, 'White House' on Council Agenda

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Stratford Town Council members will convene Tuesday night to discuss business concerning the new brewery on Stratford Avenue, a proposal for services at Roosevelt Forest, and a change order for ongoing repairs to the 'White House' on the Shakespeare Theatre property.

The Council's meeting starts at 8 p.m at Town Hall. A public forum precedes the meeting at 6:45 p.m. All residents are invited to speak to Council members at public forum.

Up for Discussion

According to the agenda (attached as a PDF in the photo gallery), Two Roads Brewery Company is seeking to make an amendment to its application for tax abatement to include personal property.

The brewery plans to open at the former U.S. Baird building at 1700 Stratford Ave. in 44 days, according to a ticker on the brewery's website.

It's expected Two Roads will create 15 new jobs within a year and 70 overall. The brewery will feature a Rolec 100 barrel brew house, high speed bottling, an expansive tasting room and space for outdoor events, according to the company's co-founder Brad Hittle.


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Also on Tuesday's agenda is a $10,500 proposal for forestry services at Roosevelt Forest; as well as a referral for work on the "White House," aka the Nicoll-Benjamin House, which sits on the Shakespeare Theatre property on Elm Street.

A total of $8,600 is being requested for the following work:

  • $3,800 for fireplace hearth
  • $1,850 for false chimney
  • $2,950 for wood replacement per field report

Appointments to the town's arts, longbrook park and historic district commissions will also be made during tomorrow night's meeting.

Check back with Stratford Patch Wednesday morning for follow-ups on the topics above.

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