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City Asked to Allocate $100,000 in Incentives to Help Taproom Locate Downtown

Main Street Director Recommends Waiving Restaurant Incentive Rules, Doubling the Cap


Last updated 1/14/2020 at 7:41am

Picture of self-serve beer taps from The Ranch Taproom proposal.

Lake Wales Main Street Director Karen Thompson is so excited about the possibility of a tap room breathing life into downtown Lake Wales that she's asking city commissioners to allocate $100,000 in incentives for a proposed "specialty tavern" that would feature a self-serve, high-tech "beer wall" with 40 taps. That's half of what the city budgeted for incentives for the entire 2019-2020 year.

Operating as the city's Community Redevelopment Agency, the commission will consider Thompson's recommendation at a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the city administration building.

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