Battle brewing over proposal to bring brewery, food trucks to Parramore

ORLANDO, Fla. — A battle is brewing over a proposal that would bring 25 food trucks and a brewery to Parramore by the fall.

Some local residents are pushing back against the idea and say that a city ordinance should have kept the proposal from getting approved.

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In February, the city’s municipal planning board received an application to build a brewery with room for 25 food trucks along Robinson Street.

According to the city’s code of ordinance, alcohol sales are not permitted within 1,000 feet of a school or a church, and the Academic Center for Excellence and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church are both close by the property in question.

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The applicant, Brad Cowherd, has requested a variance to the ordinance that would allow the businesses to open this fall.

The city’s municipal planning board will hold a hearing to discuss this issue in July.

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Karen Parks

Karen Parks, WFTV.com

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.