Jacksonville Brewery plans to expand its business next door

Challenges the brewery faced included limited opening hours for field service and prior objections from local churches.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – A brewery expansion adopted by the community. Main & Six Brewing Company, headquartered in Springfield, receives the green light to expand into an empty building next door.

The Jacksonville City Planning Commission unanimously voted to allow the space to grow and expand their business on North Main Street.

“We want to put a restaurant and kitchen and so on and have an outside deck upstairs and downstairs, a rooftop bar and the city required us to have that exception so we could be served on Sundays and Wednesdays,” Dennis said Espinosa. Co-owner of the Main & Six brewery.

Espinosa says he didn’t expect the turnout. One of the supporters, Kelly Rich, executive director of Springfield Conservation and Revitalization, says she supports small businesses.

“I think an example today shows that the Springfield community is really helping and really supporting one another, and it was exciting to see everyone come together,” said Rich.

Challenges the brewery faced included limited opening hours for field service and prior objections from local churches.

“Originally, when we did the PUD years ago, the churches weren’t there for us, there was someone in another church and neighborhood who stirred up a lot of it,” Espinosa said.

Rich says she reached out to local churches and received letters of support.

“It wasn’t against the city, it was just like that, but it would stifle his progress and growth as a small business owner,” said Rich.

Espinosa says he wants to start construction as soon as possible and is thrilled with how the meeting turned out today.

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