Woodworking studio nails Redlands hearing on alcohol permit

Concerns over a proposed studio that may provide woodworking instruction along with alcohol have been sawed off and sanded down at a Redlands Planning Commission meeting this week.

Redlands Board and Brush sought approval Tuesday, May 14, of a conditional use permit for a license to advertise beer and wine for on-site consumption, which left numerous commissioners a bit fearful.

“At first read I thought alcohol and woodworking, a lethal combination, but I’ve been assured that the tools that are being used are relatively minor,” Commissioner Julie Rock talked about.

Franchisee Donna Hoffman outlined the strategy to make decorative indicators on the studio begins with distressing the wood with hammers and meat tenderizers, primarily probably the most tool-intensive part of the class. Then prospects sand, stain, paint, and assemble. Putting the screws in is the extent of “heavy duty woodworking,” she talked about.

“I want to address your concerns,” Hoffman talked about. “No chainsaws or anything like that.”

Another concern was over the amount of alcohol licenses already throughout the neighborhood. The studio, set to go in at 415 Tennessee St. Suite M, is in an area the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control permits for 3 “on-sale” licenses, nonetheless already has 58.

While the numbers appeared gorgeous, Commissioner Steven Frasher talked about, the census tract encompasses an unlimited piece of the city, and consists of consuming locations, lodges, catering firms and further.

“The numbers did peek my curiosity, but the information provided by staff assured me that we’ve got a good variety that is spaced throughout the city,” he talked about.

Due to the overabundance of licenses already in play, the state required a discovering of “public convenience and necessity” by the Planning Commission earlier to license issuance.

With no delicate makes use of comparable to schools and hospitals inside 1,000 toes, and a Police Department analysis that did not spark points, commissioners voted unanimously to maneuver the enterprise forward.

In a phone interview Friday, Hoffman talked about she hopes to be open for enterprise by mid-September in time for present-making and trip occasions.

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