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City to decide on sale of former parks building as Old Town brewpub

The former Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Center is beng proposed as a microbrewery and restaurant brewpub.

The former Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Center is beng proposed as a microbrewery and restaurant brewpub.

The Cottonwood City Council Tuesday will be asked to approve the sale of the former Cottonwood Parks and Recreation building in Old Town to become a microbrewery and restaurant brewpub.

The council will meet Feb. 4, 6 p.m., in the Old Town Council Chambers, 826 N. Main St.

Three local partners, calling their business Cottonwood Brewing Company, LLC, are proposing the city sell the building for $100,000.

They have proposed a timeline of one year to get permitting, restore and update the building, and install the needed equipment.

The plan is to restore and preserve the original architectural structure, while enhancing the 1928-era building style, but adding a modern-rustic décor. The partners intend to maintain its historic character by highlighting the rough concrete exterior while reviving farm-like elements that characterized early Verde Valley agricultural construction.

Ten packets were picked up for Cottonwood's request for proposal, but the only one returned was for Cottonwood Brewing at the deadline.

The structure was appraised by the city at $225,000, but the city intends to limit the property to the building structure and keep parking public.

The staff memo also recognizes the building needs significant repair.

-- Contact the reporter at jhutchinson@verdenews.com

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