Stamford German beer hall, food truck plan OK’d by finance board

The board approved a $2.53 million grant for the project on Thursday night during a virtual meeting. Though the money is technically coming from the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the developers of the project still needed the blessing of the finance board, since the city won the grant and has the authority to dole out the money.

Five of the six members of the board — with chairman Richard Freedman absent for the vote — supported the measure.

The plan calls for retrofitting “underutilized” properties on Pacific Street, and will include a year-round beer garden, food truck lot, German beer hall, coffee shop, social co-working space, pilot brewery and tasting room and event space.

The proposal also mentions creating “affordable retail opportunities by building baseline infrastructure required for future prospective retail tenants.”