DeKALB – Plans for Genoa-based Cademon Brewing Co. to relocate to downtown DeKalb might be delayed after owner Andrew Nordman failed to submit a filing fee for his request in time for the city planning and zoning commission to vote on the matter Wednesday.
Nordman said that leading up to the meeting, he was not made aware that there wouldn't be a vote. He added that this could potentially delay his plans to move his business to the space below The House Cafe, but it's still uncertain.
Nordman submitted the fee to DeKalb Principal Planner Dan Olson after the meeting adjourned.
Olson said that since he did not receive the filing fee with Nordman's petition, city staff did not prepare a report with their recommendations. Since the payment was received Wednesday, a public hearing and vote can occur during the next planning and zoning meeting July 5.
Nordman said if the commission approves his proposal, he will request a waiver of second reading when it's brought before the City Council, which will meet July 10 and July 24.
The business lost its liquor license in November because of unpaid taxes, but after a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $20,000, the downtown Genoa brewery and taproom reopened.
Nordman's request was a text amendment to the municipal code that would allow for the use of and definition for a "micro-distillery" within the city. Should it be approved, the brewpub will be accessible through The House Cafe or via an entrance on Third Street.