A new brewery may be headed to Myrtle Beach.
Michael Grossman of Myrtle Beach is seeking to transform a former U.S. Air Force base building near The Market Common into the first Tidal Creek Brewhouse.
The facility is located at 3421 Knowles Street. It was last used for a vending machine business.
The brewhouse would produce and distribute craft beverages for both onsite and offsite consumption as well as sell third party alcoholic beverages. Food would also be offered as well as non-alcoholic drinks like soda and coffee.
A request was made to amend the city’s zoning code to define “brewery/brew pub”as well as to allow that type of business in areas zoned for limited manufacturing.
City planning officials are conducting research including parking requirements and examining different types of breweries.
The brewhouse also seeks to include a taproom at the location.
Grossman and Adrian Sawczuk, a founder of Tidal Creek Brewhouse, LLC, said the taproom is important for community engagement and also as a space to test products and to see how viable they would be for distribution.
Food that would be offered at the brewhouse includes pretzels, trail mix, customizable panini and salads in addition to a soup of the day.
The company also wants to have activities for customers to engage in like pool, pinball, ping pong and board games.
Events like trivia, bingo and karaoke nights would also be offered.
Limited manufacturing (LM) zones are located between The Market Common and the Myrtle Beach International Airport as well as off of Harrelson Boulevard and the North Industrial Park.
LM zones are also located at different parts of the city located off of U.S. 17 South, Cannon Road and Mr. Joe White Avenue, officials said.
The zoning has odor, smoke and light regulations.
Grossman, who previously worked as a brewmaster for Gordon Biersch, would be the brewmaster at Tidal Creek Brewhouse.
He said the business wants to produce five core beers for distribution along with seasonal offerings, ciders and meads.
The brewhouse also seeks to produce cans and bottles of the beverages to also be sold at local restaurants, bars and retail establishments.
What would be unique to Tidal Creek Brewhouse is one’s ability to pay for ingredients and make his or her own beer on the premises under the guidance of a trained brewer, Grossman said.
Two weeks later, that person could return to package the product made to take it home. Non-alcoholic drinks like soda and coffee would also be sold.
Those looking to bring the brewhouse to the city are also looking at offering outdoor seating.
Habitat for Humanity wants to put a cul-de-sac on Carver Street.
The nonprofit is requesting that .892 acres on the street the nonprofit be divided into six residential lots and one new street. The organization is looking to put six houses on the lots, officials said.
The current zoning makes it so that setbacks would not be required.
Steve Strickland with Earthworks Group said there would be 10 feet of separation between the six homes.
“We’d love to be able to do those houses because we’ve got people in need,” he said.
Amid community members’ concerns, a meeting was scheduled for after press deadline. The planning commission will discuss the Habitat request again the Sept. 18 meeting.