On a busy corner in Mattituck, near the dangerous turn into Love Lane, sits a vacant piece of land. In May 2018, Brinkmann Hardware Corp. submitted a site plan application to the Southold Town Planning Board to build a 12,000-square-foot hardware store and an 8,000-square-foot paint store on the parcel. From the beginning, their proposal was controversial because of its location, size and potential impact on the community. READ
After months of working closely with the Southold Town planning department to address any concern it had with our production-only site plan for Threes Brewing East, I was surprised that board member Jim Rich voted against the board’s State Environmental Quality Review Act negative declaration that would allow us to move forward in the approval process. READ
Earlier this spring, I began working through the application process with Southold Town to build a production brewery on an industrially zoned parcel located on the corner of Oregon Road and Cox Lane in Cutchogue. Work sessions gave way to a public hearing, and then to more work sessions, as our team worked to address any concerns the Planning Board and planning department had with our site plan.
A proposal for a new brewery in Cutchogue has some residents concerned about traffic and they also fear the establishment will become open to the public despite a commitment from the owner to keep it as a production facility. READ
More than just a home to dozens of wineries, the North Fork has seen its share of breweries pop up in recent years.
Beginning with Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Greenport and later Peconic, the industry has expanded to include what will soon be five breweries operating in Riverhead.
Now, if plans for an expansion of the industrial park on Cox Lane in Cutchogue is approved, another brewery will soon be operating in Southold Town. READ