SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - The Sherman city council approved a zoning request from 903 Brewers to start renovating their new brewery off Walnut and Piner Evans.
The brewery will be three floors. The first floor will have a kitchen, the second will be a taproom and restaurant, and the third floor will be an event space for weddings and other gatherings.
"Sherman doesn't have event space that can hold 400 to 500 people," Jeremy Roberts, founder of 903 Brewers, said.
For five years, Roberts' brewery in South Sherman has been a hot spot for locals. But he said it's time to expand. A year and a half ago, he purchased the old schoolhouse in downtown Sherman.
"As 903 brewers has grown we've run out of space," Roberts said. "Natalie and I have seen this building empty for quite some time and we feel like it's the perfect place for the brewery."
He said they will be building a brand new 10,000 square foot brewery next to the building. There will also be a beer garden and live music outside. He hopes to breathe life into the old space and reinvigorate the neighborhood.
"It's gonna help their neighborhood," said Clayton Mahone of Sherman Planning and Zoning. "A big vacant building attracts problems."
The project will cost around $2 million. Construction will start this year and Roberts wants to start pouring out beers by summer of 2019.