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Talk of new microbrewery for Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - Soon Leinenkugel's may not be the only thing on tap in Chippewa Falls.  We're learning that a couple of entrepreneurs would like to start a brewery just minutes away. 

The pair have placed an offer on the old Celebrity Video building off of West River Street in Chippewa Falls.  The City Planner tells us the pair plans to invest $1 million into a micro brewery that will brew and sell beer and spirits.  They want to remodel the facility as well as add a glass addition.  Inside that addition would sit the distillery and those who pass by would be able to view the brewing process.  The entrepreneurs behind the idea, hope it could become a tourist destination. 

“I suppose that since they're going to brew beer and sell beer it's somewhat of a competition to Leinenkugel's but it's certainly not major.  Anytime you've got an entrepreneur and a business and a couple people that want to invest one million dollars into the community and add a business like this it's great for the community, it's wonderful,” says Jayson Smith, the City Planner of Chippewa Falls.

The offer they have placed on the building is contingent on getting approval from both the plan commission and City Council for re-zoning and a special use permit.  Nothing will be decided until February. 

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