Three reasons why relocating Three Tigers Brewing/Mai Chau to larger facilities at the former fire station in Granville is a home run selection for the Village of Granville.
1 Craft breweries make strong economic sense by growing municipal tax revenues and property tax values.
2 Three Tigers Brewing/Mai Chau is a proven locally owned hospitality concept.
3 Three Tigers Brewing/Mai Chau is a firmly rooted Granville institution and retail anchor on the N. Prospect Street block.
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY
Mai Chau Restaurant Group LLC has been operating Three Tigers Brewing Co & Mai Chau on Prospect for five years at 140 and 138 N. Prospect Street respectively. We propose to develop the old Granville fire station into an expanded craft brewing operation, a larger brewpub restaurant, and a family entertainment venue, moving our established N. Prospect Street businesses into this larger, sustainable space. The development will maintain the current exterior and celebrate the grand interior of the fire station space. We will leverage the fire station spirit and create a community center and venue that highlights the nearly 50 years of service the fire station has provided to the Granville community.
Breweries have a documented record of positive economic impacts in small communities. In particular, brewpubs like Three Tigers/Mai Chau elevate the success of their retail neighbors. Craft breweries increase residential property values. Brewpubs are an environmentally friendly industry as ‘Craft Beer Tourism’ has become a category within travel and visitor bureaus. For these, and other reasons, brewpubs have become an important economic development strategy among local and state governments across the US.
"This new research shows that craft breweries contribute to increased property tax revenues for local governments, in addition to job creation and aiding neighborhood revitalization efforts"
- Dr. Neil Reid, professor of geography and planning at the University of Toledo
How Craft Breweries Are Helping to Revive Local Economies
New York Times Dec 2018
Craft breweries increase residential property values
Science X March 2019
A Craft Brewery in the Neighborhood May Increase the Value of Your Home
Food & Wine March 2019
Craft Beer Brews Transformation In Small Towns
Youngstown Business Journal Feb 2019
Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns
NPR WOSU October 2017
The Allure Of Destination Breweries As Rural Economic Engines
Wisconsin Public Radio Aug 2018
ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES
Craft Breweries and Economic Development: Local Geographies of Beer (2019)
Craft Beer as a Means of Economic Development: An Economic Impact Analysis of the Michigan Value Chain (2019)
Over the last 5 years Three Tigers has experienced steady business growth, has a constantly growing social media following, and has been an anchor for N. Prospect Street retail. Residents, the campus community, visitors, and craft beer fans in surrounding counties, and states, have embraced our Viet inspired menu of fresh, healthy ingredients and our range of fresh, exciting beer. We are a family friendly business with free weekend entertainment concluding at 11pm.
Three Tigers was founded by locals, is operated by locals, and caters to locals. Granville is in our hearts.
Lonnie, Scott, and Rick
Scott and Ashley (Phillips) Wilkins
Scott and Ashley are the founding entrepreneurs of the original Mai Chau food truck. They were both raised in Granville, graduated from Granville High School, and are now raising their three boys here.
Rick is owner of HedgeRow Wealth Management and has had his business in Granville for over 23 years. He is a Granville resident, and his children are graduates of Granville High School.
Lonnie is the owner of Tom Sexton & Associates educational and corporate furniture of Walton Kentucky, a Granville resident, and his children also graduated from Granville High School.
ACTIVE COMMUNITY PARTNER
THRIVING GRANVILLE INSTITUTION
With the departure of the township fire department, Three Tigers/Mai Chau proposed turning this block of N. Prospect Street one way heading North of E. Broadway and designating diagonal parking on the West side, thereby adding 12 parking spaces on this side of the street.
Two more parking spaces can be added to the East side of N. Prospect Street in the area previously reserved for fire truck turn around in front of First Federal. This results in a net gain of 14 parking spaces for retailers on the block and a new total of 30 parking spaces.