money to help and encourage great ideas. HAF needs help. If you see people outside cleaning or pickingup garbage, join.
quality of life? There will be drunks wandering around?
It is a bartender's responsibility to not serve overly drunk individuals. There is a $10,000 fine for that.
Why can't the brewery be located by a college?
College students are not the demographic they are looking for. Craft breweries draw and prefer professional adults.
There were 2 black bars in the City at Swan and Broadway. There is a history of issues here. 11pm isactually open very late, making plenty of time for problems. This is why the community is upset. Buttrying to keep an open mind.
There are a lot of issues to work out and this is a very preliminary stage. This is where well-trained staff is very important.
Raven’s Head is not looking to create a place where people drink to get drunk. To
serve any of their product, they must serve food. Most will go to NYC & NJ?
Would there be any smells coming from the brewery?
No, everything will be in closed containers with no oxygen or light and the system is carbon dioxide pushed. If any smells, a little bit of roasted barley from the brewing process. That would happen at reasonable hours.
Will there be live entertainment?
No, not at this point in time. If there was, it would be for special events, fundraisers, such as a stringquartet.
Is there an ordinance in place with regards to how many breweries can be in a location?
Up to 5 usually is ideal. But in Albany there is currently only one brewery, the Albany Pump Station.
Will prices preclude college crowd?
They are all craft brewed, so they will be $6.99 per pint. Brewery is looking for a nice neighborhood totake tourists to.
Are you flexible on the hours? Would you consider closing at 9pm?
Willing to be flexible. Special events may go later.
The neighborhood wants the church to be there. Something needs to be done. Interested in furtherconversations on the topic.
The target audience is savvy & educated. No beer pong. If you have any suggestions or solutions, pleaseoffer them.
A stakeholder in the neighborhood, married in St. Joe’s, was very, concerned about the quality of life.
They have poured blood, sweat, and tears into properties in the neighborhood.. The neighborhood is at
a tipping point and on the verge of being ‘good’. HAF has not sat down with the neighborhood to meet
about reuse of the building. HAF hasn't done enough to find an appropriate reuse.