New Niagara County brewery to get extension

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Business First by James Fink, Buffalo Business First Reporter

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM EDT

The developers of a planned new brewery in Wilson are expected to receive an extension on an inducement package offered last year by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.

The agency's directors, when they meet on Dec. 14, are likely to offer the extension to the developers of the Woodcock Brothers Brewing Co. The delay is due to more extensive construction and renovations than expected for the building on Lake Street in Wilson.

The brewery was due to open this fall and is now tentatively slated to serve its first beer by late spring or early summer.

Brothers Timothy and Mark Woodcock are converting a former cold storage building into the brewery. Plans call for a 40-seat bar and 40-seat dining room to be developed along with a 40-seat outdoor patio.

The Woodcock brothers will be brewing a craft micro beer. The brewery will be the first in Niagara County to produce beer made and sold on its own premises.

The project carries a $1.5 million development cost and is expected to create 23 full- and part-time jobs.

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