After recently receiving a substantial fine for a noise violation and dealing with the stress of frequent visits by JSO, code enforcement and the Environmental Quality Division, all due to complaints made by our residential neighbor, we have made the extremely painful decision to permanently close the brewery area. Since opening in November of 2010 the space has been used for community events to celebrate Oktoberfest, our anniversary, St. Patrick’s Day, the release of Underdark and many, many other festivities. We will miss welcoming the neighborhood to our little corner of King Street.
But perhaps the most heartbreaking outcome will be that we will no longer be able to host charitable events at Intuition. Over the past two and a half years, we have donated over $60,000 in beer and merchandise to nearly 100 local charities. Through our $1 per pint program, we have donated $20,000 in cash from beer sold during events. On top of all that, we always allow the host charity to use our space free of charge, a substantial in-kind donation.
EQUALITYFEST!, Slow Food First Coast Slow Down, Bold City Brigade, Movember, Community Connections Mardi Gras – we are sad that these events and many more will have to be celebrated elsewhere.
We want to assure our loyal supporters that we have made every attempt to rectify our zoning, parking and noise situations. Sadly, the obstacles to operating a unique, mixed-use business in our historic district have proved insurmountable at our King Street home. But on the bright side, our district councilman Warren Jones understands the challenges we have faced and supports us in moving to a new location where we will be able to operate our business to its fullest potential. For the time being we will refer any event requests to our neighbors and fellow small businesses, Bold City Brewery and CoRK. We thank them, along with Councilman Jones, for their hard work and dedication to improving the neighborhood, for businesses and residents alike.
We are a craft brewery with a focus on the local community, and we consider it a central part of our mission to be able to open our space as a venue for community and charitable events. We look forward to the day when we can welcome those events to our new home.
** Our tap room will continue to remain open and we can accommodate groups of 30 or less in there. Email Cari at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. **
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