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Pinehurst’s Road to Nowhere

Back in March, we got word that Aberdeen’s Railhouse Brewery wanted to move to Pinehurst and set up a microbrewery and restaurant in the resort’s old steam plant facility in historic Old Town.  Village government got really excited and started seeking variances to local ordinances,…

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Revisiting Pinehurst’s Railhouse deal

I’ve been doing some pontificating, pondering and research on the recent deal arranged by Pinehurst to bring Railhouse Brewery from Aberdeen to Pinehurst.  Prior to Railhouse securing ANY property in Pinehurst, village leaders secured $200,000 in tax dollars from the state to help with renovating the…

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Announcement of tax dollars for brewery raises new set of questions

      It appears that Pinehurst Village government has jumped head-first into the venture capital game — picking winners and losers by investing tax dollars in certain enterprises seeking to locate in-town.  First, we’re funding a feasibility study for a brand new privately-owned and…