Following a public hearing, with no public input, the Wardensville Town Council approved an application for a conditional use for the property at 155-157 W. Main Street.
The property, formerly the Lost River Brewing Company, is owned by JDL Real Estate LLC and will operate as a restaurant and bakery, an extension of the Wardensville Garden Market.
“This is one more piece of our living classroom,” said Paul Yandura, a principal with Farms Work Wonders, the nonprofit parent organization of the Wardensville Garden Market. “We will teach students how to open, run, and maintain a restaurant and bakery. It will have a teaching kitchen and a teaching bakery.”
Real Estate Agent Violaine Orban appeared before the Wardensville Planning Commission on Feb. 4 to present the application for conditional use. Planning Commission member John Sayers said, while a conditional use permit had been granted in the past for the operation of a restaurant-tavern, the business had not operated as such for more than a year.
The Planning Commission recommended council approve the conditional use permit with the following conditions:
1-The hours of operation be between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
2-All business deliveries be made to the rear of the business.
3-The tavern license be acquired and maintained according to West Virginia ABCA regulations, especially in regard to underage serving and sales.
4-The private driveway between the property and 145 W. Main St. maintain a
•The next meeting of the Wardensville Town Council will be held on Monday, April 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the Conference and Visitors Center, 301 E. Main St. The public is invited to attend.