1. Wilbraham Strives for a Healthy Balance - BusinessWest

    Wilbraham Strives for a Healthy Balance - BusinessWest

    Being pro-business, Jeff Smith says, doesn’t mean letting just any business set up shop in Wilbraham — but it does mean giving every business a fair shake.  Take, for example, Iron Duke Brewing, which is moving to town after a successful but eventually contentious stay at the Ludlow Mills. Because Wilbraham had no zoning for microbrew and brewpub establishments, the town’s Economic Development Initiative Steering Committee (EDICS) recommended a zoning change that eased the path for not just Iron Duke, but also Catch 22 Brewing, which is setting up shop at the former Dana’s Grillroom on Boston Road.

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    1. One of the reasons why [Catch 22] said they came here was because we had specific zoning for what they wanted to do.
    2. OK, why don't we allow gas stations?
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