Beer Growler Brewing on Main Street

If all goes as planned, there will soon be another alcohol vendor in Tucker.

A local businessman has applied to DeKalb County for a license to open a beer growler in Tucker.

Laurie Morrison, co-owner of the building at 2323 Main Street, told Tucker Patch that an application has been submitted to the county for part of her premises to be used as a beer dispenser and that it should open by March 2013.

"He's started working on the space, but doesn't want to go too far before he gets the go-ahead," Morrison said. She added that it shouldn't be a problem and that the Main Street Tucker Alliance is "all for it."

Morrison, who runs the Main Street School of Art, described the applicant as a "family man who's lived in Tucker for ages" and said this will be his first venture in the growing growler trend.

Not so long ago, there was no alcohol whatsoever to be had in downtown Tucker. Then, Local No. 7 opened in Sept. 2011, followed this year by Las Colinas. During the same period of time, the area lost several liquor stores.

The businessman, whom Morrison did not name, is considering a railroad motif for his location which, coincidentally, Local No. 7 also chose.

A Special Land Use Permit Hearing to consider the request is scheduled for Jan. 8, followed by a meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners' planning department on Jan. 22.

Is this something Tucker needs? How do you feel about all the new businesses opening in town? Tell us in the comments section below-

Kevin Madigan December 21, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Good to hear from you, Growler Tom. We need to do an interview with you prior to opening. Best of luck with the planning commission and all the red tape.
Jose December 21, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Looking forward for your opening. welcome to Main Street neighbor hope every thing gos well Good luck.
Janet Curtis December 21, 2012 at 06:24 AM
In response to Brian Crowe: There will be no beer samples given to customers once the store opens providing it ultimately is approved by the Board of Commissioners. This is not allowed and was discussed with the applicant when he appeared before the Dist. 1 Community Council on Tuesday night. No food will be available for purchase however he stated that he has plans to have a gift shop in an area within the facility. As a Dist. 1 community council member, I have to say that his presentation went quite well and we council members voted for a recommendation of approval.
Kevin Madigan December 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Thanks for your input, Janet. Good to know.
Mike McNamara December 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Hopefully this means competitive prices and more variety of craft beers. I'm sure the two shops will overlap a bit in offerings, but the competition should be a good thing. One caveat about the excitement over these growler joints opening up...due to the fact that growler stores are essentially distributors and breweries in GA can't pour growlers for sale on premises, a lot of growler beers aren't really a good deal. Often you can go to Publix, K-roger, what have you and buy beer at a better price. Why pay more for a beer which has a limited shelf life? Hopefully the two new growler stores here will offer at least a few brews that are competitively priced. Given price per ounce I've seen at local growler stores as well as what I've read from other growler fans in the area, most stores only offer a few brews that are competitively priced. I'm still down with growler stores 'cause it means greater variety, but if you can find the bottled beer elsewhere you'll prolly find a better price there, too.


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