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.