Red Deer County continues to attract businesses looking to open their doors despite the turbulance caused by the pandemic.
On Tuesday, the county’s municipal planning commission approved four business applications which included a proposal from Booze Brothers for an alcohol spirit distillery in Piper Creek Business Park, a small automotive re-sale business in Clearview Industrial Park, and an addition for The Donut Mill in Gasoline Alley.
County councillor Christine Moore said today’s challenges have not hampered interest in setting up shop in the county.
“Today’s MPC, for me it really spoke to me on how our growth continues and that we are proud of our open for business and business-friendly attitude at the county,” said Moore, who is also MPC chair.
“We want to set our businesses up for success and this was a great example. We wish them all the best. Welcome to Red Deer County.”
Booze Brothers wants to set up a manufacturing facility on Larch Close in Piper Creek Business Park, located east of Petrolia Business Park and Highway 2.
The automotive re-sale business, to be located south of Red Deer, will be allowed a maximum of five vehicles for sale. Traffic to the site will be by appointment, with a limited number of walk- in customers. Vehicles will be stored inside the shop bay after business hours.
The Donut Mill, on Leva Avenue, wants to construct an addition to its existing building for storage space, meeting rooms, offices and a large freezer area.
Moore said The Donut Mill experienced some challenges when the province changed the service roads in Gasoline Alley, but in light of the application to MPC, the business must be doing well.
She said in addition to the discretionary applications that come to MPC, other straight-forward business applications are made all the time to county administration.