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Clearwater Beach may get its first craft beer pub

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Clearwater Beach may get its first craft beer pub

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Clearwater Beach may get its first craft beer pub

This is an architect’s rendering of the proposed craft beer pub and restaurant. Jane Bongo | Editor Published: January 9, 2014   |   Updated: January 9, 2014 at 02:26 PM Brewing establishment could replace surf shop as new Mandalay Avenue building is proposed.   CLEARWATER — There’s a storm brewing across the nation. Not like the recent winter storms Cleon, Dion, Hercules or Ion. Instead, it’s the fermenting of a growing passion for specialty ales, the Cadillac of beers.   Last week the city’s Development Review Committee reviewed an application to establish the first onsite craft beer brewery on Clearwater Beach.   Paul O’Renick of Clearwater Beach Brewing Company wants to open the brewery and restaurant. And Richard McKenna, president of the Mandalay Building Partnership that owns a retail store on the southeast corner of Mandalay Avenue and Baymont Street, wants to construct a new building for the venture.   Currently, the 64-year-old building at 499 Mandalay Ave. is the location of the Mandalay Surf Company, a one-stop shop for boarders established in 1979. The store sells surfboards, skimboards, skateboards and beach apparel. The building is adjacent to the north side of Pelican Walk Plaza, which contains the […]

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