Pigeon Hill plans ‘distinctive leisure’ advanced, full with beer, in downtown Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – A “distinctive” leisure advanced with bowling, golf simulator, arcade video games and, after all, beer is deliberate for a chief location in downtown Muskegon.

A co-owner of Pigeon Hill Brewing Firm not too long ago gave the Muskegon Metropolis Fee a sneak peek of the corporate’s plans for its former manufacturing facility on West Western Avenue.

Talking in assist of a tax exemption Tuesday, Sept. 14, Joel Kamp stated Pigeon Hill will associate with Brunswick on the venture inside what as soon as was a bowling alley.

“We imagine this venture could have a considerable constructive influence on our group by planning a singular leisure hub within the heart of our downtown,” Kamp instructed commissioners.

The 9,500-square-foot facility at 441 W. Western Ave. is subsequent to the Frauenthal Heart for the Performing Arts and throughout from the Delta by Marriott lodge close to the downtown conference heart. Work has already begun to take away the constructing’s dated stucco façade.

The $650,000 funding will rework what had been Pigeon Hill’s beer manufacturing facility earlier than it opened its new location on the nook of Shoreline Drive and Fourth Road in 2019. This week, the Pigeon Hill taproom contained in the Noble Constructing at 500 W. Western moved right into a “Brewer’s Lounge” on the Shoreline Drive website.

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The Brewer’s Lounge has kitchen amenities and is serving lunch with plans so as to add dinner service, Kamp instructed commissioners. The prior taproom didn’t serve meals, although patrons may usher in meals from close by eateries.

The deliberate restaurant and taproom on the West Western location will probably be along with the Brewer’s Lounge, Kamp stated.

Plans additionally name for six lanes of duckpin bowling, dart boards, a golf simulator, arcade video games, an ice cream store and assembly and occasion house, Kamp stated.

Designs for the ability, which Kamp referred to as “high-end” and “actually cool,” haven’t been finalized, he stated.

The location beforehand was the placement of the Membership Envy and Highlight night time golf equipment and Brunswick Lanes bowling alley.

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Commissioner Ken Johnson moved, and commissioners agreed, to grant Pigeon Hill a 10-year business amenities exemption certificates. That certificates freezes the taxable worth of the constructing and exempts new actual property funding from native taxes.

Pigeon Hill will probably be required to finish the venture inside two years.

“We’re wanting ahead to regeneration and life on the road the place there was a lifeless wall,” Mayor Steve Gawron stated.

The fee final month rescinded, at Pigeon Hill’s request, a 12-year industrial amenities tax exemption certificates that had been granted six years in the past for the portion of the constructing used for manufacturing. Plans had been to show the remaining house right into a taproom, however Kamp stated the COVID pandemic put these plans on maintain.

Johnson stated he was happy with the brand new plans for the constructing.

“It’s a greater use you’re pursuing there for 441 Western Avenue — lively retail house — that’s for positive,” Johnson stated. “It’s good that it’s coming full circle with Brunswick coming again to that house.”

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