Bonfire Brewing recently broke ground on a major expansion of its tasting room patio but only after finagling an amendment to the Town of Eagle’s land use regulations. That amendment passed on September 11. The patio is slated for completion in December.
In order for Bonfire Brewing to begin this project, Eagle’s Mayor and Town Board of Trustees had to approve Ordinance 30-2018 amending Chapter 9.28 of the Eagle Municipal Code Concerning Encroachments. This amendment allows Bonfire, a private entity, to “encroach” into small portions of Eagle’s public right of way, making the new patio the first thing that visitors see when they head into town on Highway 6. That’s pretty cool.
Bonfire’s expansion will include additional seating, more room for live music and the installation of garage doors that open onto the patio from the brewery’s west side. When complete, customers will experience wraparound outdoor space for enjoying Bonfire beers al fresco. We’re also assuming they’ll have a bonfire somewhere.
The Bonfire Brewing patio expansion plan will increase tasting room customer space by more than 700 sq ft. Too bad its finishing in December and not done now.