After a nerve-racking month we final received our CUP approval! The city council voted unanimously in favor of our brewery. We had a ton of support from the community and several people stepped in to help us along the way. The LA Times covered the story and you can read more about it here.
We got to work on breaking down the existing structures to open up the space. After two very long days and some great friends, we finally got everything out. Two large storage containers, one plumber, and a busted sledgehammer later and the space is a shell ready to be filled with brewing equipment and bar. I can say now that demo looks more fun on TV than in real life.