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Hattiesburg City Council vote for downtown breweries

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Two breweries are currently in the process to begin brewing by spring in downtown Hattiesburg.

Thanks to a unanimous vote made by the Hattiesburg City Council on Tuesday, Southern Prohibition Brewery and Gordon Creek Brewery are now considered part of B-4 Downtown Business District. 

The vote not only changed them from a B-5 Regional Business District, but now allows the breweries to begin operations this spring and be more business-friendly.

Southern Prohibition owners John Neal and Quinby Chunn certainly had a day full of great news and didn't waste any time in beginning to get the brewery up and running.

"We received our federal paperwork, we received our city paperwork, and we received our downtown paperwork that makes us part of the downtown, so basically we can go from zero construction to a hundred percent construction," said John Neal. "We got a pretty large crew here today so again hopefully April 15 is the day."

Southern Prohibition is located on 304 East 2nd St., and will be the second brewery in the state of Mississippi.

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