An artist's rendering of Merridale Cidery & Distillery's Victoria location, proposed for a parcel along Harbour Road at Vic West's Dockside Green development. Cowichan-based Merridale plans to operate a spirit distillery at the Victoria location, together with a restaurant and a tasting bar.
Merridale distillery and restaurant to open at Dockside Green by mid-2019
A Victoria location of Merridale Cidery & Distillery is slated to open along Harbour Road at Vic West’s Dockside Green development by mid-2019, Citified has learned.
Planned for a parcel between the headquarters of Farmer Construction and Dockside Green’s wastewater treatment plant, the 12,000 square foot LEED Gold-designed complex will facilitate the distilling of Merridale’s line of spirits alongside a 40-seat ground floor restaurant with an (approximately) 40-seat seasonal rooftop terrace. A tasting bar, fronting onto Harbour Road, will offer growler fills and a retail merchandising component.
The distillery will incorporate the use of vapour scrubbers that eliminate 80% of odours created through the distilling process. A green roof and landscaping along the perimeter of the building and its surface parking lot will complement Dockside’s existing landscaping measures along Harbour Road. [Full article