Millcreek supervisors approved the transfer of a liquor license, paving the way for the township's first brewpub.
A group called the Millcreek Brewing Company LLC plans to open a brewpub and restaurant at the former Sportsman Club on West Lake Road. The group acquired the liquor license from the former "Club Crazy" on Raspberry Street in Erie. The new establishment will brew and sell handcraft beers on site. It also will serve wine and liquor.
"It will provide entertainment for the community. It will create jobs and it will help the economy. People will come, whether it's Erie County residents, whether it's visitors and friends, or whether it's tourism out in Millcreek. We're happy to have them here," said Russ Warner, the group's attorney.
The new brewpub is expected to be open in December or January.