Brew pubs are one step closer to coming to Myrtle Beach.
City council voted to start clearing the way on some previous zoning restrictions on Tuesday.
Council gave a first nod of approval to allow brew pubs to exist in the city, and then defined the areas where they could go.
The city received an application for a brew pub, called Tidal Creek, to be built in the Market Common on Knoles Street.
Unlike Gordon Biersch and Liberty Tap Room, which are centered around restaurants, brew pubs like Tidal Creek would primarily focus on beer production and offer a smaller food selection.
“It’s really more of a social center, you know and the draw, the attraction, is the beer that’s brewed on site,” said Carol Coleman, Myrtle Beach Planning Director.
Council approved a first reading of allowing brew pubs in four zoning districts, anywhere zoned light or warehouse manufacturing, and in the Broadway and Superblock areas.
Before they vote on second reading, council asked planning staff to go back and look at more areas in the city where brew pubs could be a good fit.