Ravens Head Brewing to appear before BZA Dec 12th

From the Historic Albany Foundation:

As you know, Ravens Head Brewing Company has submited an application to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). They will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The meeting begins at 5:30pm and is held in the Common Council Chambers on the second floor at City Hall. The application will be available via the Board of Zoning Appeals’ website shortly.

The application will be available here.

The HAF is also considering having a community meeting before the BZA meeting to ease the fear of many of the residents flying off the handle during the actual meeting, which is absolutely guaranteed to happen.

To keep up to date with this, check in at the Historic Albany Foundation website.

Recap: Rest Fest ’11

Although in theory, the 2nd-annual Restoration Festival took some hits from Irene — such as two of the national acts, A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Music Tapes both canceling and the consecutive choice to allow free entry on Sunday — in practice, the festival and its attendees became a textbook example for making the best of a potentially grim situation.

Deer Tick at Rest Fest © Andrew Franciosa

The b3nson family affair brought together a tediously crafted line-up and schedule of the Capital Region’s best in indie folk/rock/etc. mixed in with nationally touring bands Deer Tick and Titus Andronicus and a late(r) night DJ set from Looney of Deep Children and Party With Tina on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule was delayed and slimmed down due to the storm, but arguably one of the best parts of the entire weekend was seeing the tireless efforts and actions of volunteers and friends alike come together to ensure that Irene didn’t eff up a good time. People wanted this event go to happen and that energy was just as contagious as was freaking out about the storm.

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