No matter how we approach life, it keeps moving forward. Such is the nature of time and our ride along with it. As such, we now enter the holiday season. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I hope you found time to reflect on some of the things in your life you can be thankful for. I, for one, am very thankful to be surrounded by my family and friends who love and support me. I am thankful that I have found myself back in a career that challenges and fulfills me. I am thankful for the friends I have made over the past year in the craft beer community, and how much I have learned.
Thursday of this week is the much-talked-about Tampa City Council meeting that could determine the fate of the Cigar City Tasting Room. Letters have been written, phone calls have been made, and now it is down to the wire. It is probably safe to assume that the three who voted "no" will continue to do so even if only out of ego-driven stubbornness. It is also probably safe to assume that the three "yes" votes will hold, seeing as they are based on logic and common sense. Which leaves - once again - Charlie Miranda. Here's to hoping he makes the right decision.
Here is the info about the meeting, as posted by Cigar City:
For anyone planning to attend the City Council meeting where the wet-zoning for the Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room will be voted on this is the pertinent information.
Date: Thursday December 2nd
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 315 East Kennedy Boulevard (Downtown)
City Hall, 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
This is a public meeting so anyone may attend and speak if they so choose or just attend to show support. We encourage everyone that has the time to attend. Thanks again for the overwhelming support and well wishes. Win or lose we are humbled by the support from the community and beyond.
Joey Redner and the CCB StaffIf you are in the Tampa Bay area - or are going to be - think about attending if at all possible. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke