The Woodshop Listening Room at 5500 St. Elmo Ave. is a small neighborhood gathering place that can hold up to 49 people. It is described as a performance and event venue where varying community activities take place including live music, pop-up art shows, private parties and corner markets and can be used as rehearsal space.
The business was approved by the City Beer Board for a consumer beer license in August, and on Thursday applied and received a carry-out beer permit.
Owner Daniel Pate Russell said with the rising cases of COVID-19 he wants to be set up for take-out beer sales.
The carry-out sales are expected to be mostly craft beer in cans. He said that a lot of his business is from foot traffic and if someone does drive there, they most likely are wanting a specific craft beer to take home and not a six-pack to walk around drinking. In response to Board Member Trevor Atchley’s concern about litter with the carry-out sales, Mr. Russell answered that the people who patronize his business are usually respectful and he does not anticipate litter to be a problem.