Niagara IDA backs Wilson brewery

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM EDT

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

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December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM EDT

The developers of a new brewery in Village of Wilson received a six-month extension on an inducement package offered last year by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.

The agency's directors unanimously approved 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 extension was considered key towards finishing the project.

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

Developed by brothers Timothy and Mark Woodcock, the siblings 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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