Downtown Greenville may have a German-style beer garden located alongside the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail in 2016. HKV LLC has applied for a special exception permit to establish a beer garden at 1 Riley St. at the corner of Westfield St.
Partner Frank Krimmel said the 3,500-square-foot site would have a 1,200-square-foot serving area and capacity for approximately 144 people. The focus will be on German imported beers, but would also potentially feature local brews, he said.
The property is currently zoned office development and the establishment would serve beer and wine, but no liquor. Krimmel estimates the business to open in the first or second quarter of 2016.
The beer garden would be for families, too, said Krimmel. “We encourage people with kids to come and encourage people with dogs to come,” he said. “It’s going to be really neat for Greenville.”
A public hearing for the special exception permit is scheduled before the City of Greenville’s Board of Zoning Appeals at 4 p.m. on Jan. 14.