There’s a new brewery headed for North Vancouver’s Norgate neighbourhood.
District of North Vancouver council voted unanimously Monday to endorse Beva Brewing and Blending Ltd.’s request for a manufacturer licence lounge for a yet-to-be-opened brewery at 1405 Pemberton Ave.
The licence will allow the company to produce and serve booze. The building, which once housed the Couch Potato Sofa Store, will hold up to 70 people on the site, including staff, and there will be an outdoor patio allowed.
Although licences of that type are granted by the province’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, the province offers municipal councils an early weigh-in on potential community impacts. When district notified 222 local property owners and tenants in the area, only four wrote back. One resident welcomed the concept, while three raised concerns about parking and potential noise from the site. Given the light industrial nature of the surrounding neighbourhood, district staff assessed the proposal as having “minimal” community impacts.
Council’s support for the licence was unanimous.
“As a resident of Pemberton Heights, which is just around the corner, I think this is a good location, and it’s going to add to the vitality of the area – especially as the Lions Gate community gets built out. It’s not too far, so I wish you success,” said Coun. Herman Mah.
The licence would require the owners to serve a variety of hot or cold snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, but the brewery won’t have a full kitchen on site.