Micro-brewery under construction across from courthouse

CHARLES CITY — Cory and Lanie Sanvig are planning to open a micro-brewery in October across South Main Street from the Floyd County Courthouse. Part of that plan involves some help from the Charles City Community Revitalization Facade Improvement Program.

The Charles City Council will consider the Sanvigs’ application for $9,540 from the facade program. The Sanvigs estimate the project will cost $19,080.

The building at 100 S. Main St., is the former home of Stock Glass. The oldest part of the structure is a shop built in 1940. Three additions to the building were made in 1965, 1985 and 2004.

Cory and Lanie Sanvig and Dennis and Barbara Sanvig are the current deed holders, with the most recent sale of the building being for $77,500 on July 6, 2017.

The facade plan calls for removing and replacing all of the steel exterior and replacing any rotten wood underneath, according to the Sanvigs’ application. The building will be capped by stained lumber, on which over the front door in metal lettering will be the name St. Charles Brewing Company. New lighting will be installed above the lettering.

The Community Revitalization Design Committee recommends the council’ approval.

The Facebook page for the business says it will serve craft beers brewed on site.

The Monday, Aug. 20, City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

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