Warped Wing Brewery and Smokehouse, a beer production company with locations in downtown Dayton, Springboro and Mason, plans to add another location in Huber Heights, according to preliminary planning documents submitted to the city.
The location will be at 6602 Executive Blvd. near the Rose Music Center, where the Truck Pro building currently stands. The preliminary plans state the new location will include a restaurant, taproom and smokery, as well as a biergarten.
The estimated $1 million project investment is expected to result in employment of 42 to 70 people, according to the submitted documents.
In a letter to the city, Jerad Barnett of Synergy & Mills Development, which owns the Executive Boulevard parcel, said the company has placed the property under contract to purchase, adding that the transaction is expected to be finalized soon.
“We are very excited for this opportunity in Huber Heights,” Barnett said in the letter. “This location has many positive aspects that make this a great fit for Warped Wing’s next location.”
Barnett noted the initial plan is to renovate the existing Truck Pro warehouse facility into the restaurant/taproom/smokery, with the construction of a biergarten on the exterior of the building, as well as a pilot brew system for test and smaller batch brewing. Some of the remaining warehousing space would be used for storage of raw materials, beer and food, the letter states.
“The proximity to the Rose Music Center and ability to position the biergarten on the Rose Music Center side of the building is very appealing, along with the additional acreage for possible expansion in the future,” Barnett said.
Mayor Jeff Gore initially announced the news on Facebook last week.
“This is the beginning stages, however there’s no reason why this build shouldn’t happen,” Gore said.
Warped Wing has locations at 26 Wyandot St. in Dayton, and 25 Wright Station Way in Springboro, as well as a Mason location that opened in fall 2021. The new Huber Heights location would be built and operated similar to those in Springboro and Mason.
Huber Heights council was expected to discuss a potential Community Reinvestment Area agreement between Huber Heights and Flyer Red Properties II LLC, which operates as Warped Wing, at a work session on Tuesday, April 19, according to agenda documents.
The company is seeking a 100% real estate tax abatement for a period of 15 years as an incentive for development.
A Warped Wing spokesperson responded to requests for details, stating the company is “looking at that potential site,” but reiterated plans are still in the preliminary stages and offered no additional comment.
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