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Birmingham's City Commission Approves Griffin Claw's Controversial Expansion

The brewery must adopt new policies and signage to address the neighborhood's parking woes.

Griffin Claw.
Griffin Claw.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Birmingham's City Commission voted to approve Griffin Claw's contested expansion yesterday evening, over the objections of some disgruntled residents from the brewery's surrounding neighborhood.

The unanimous approval wasn't without compromise. According to The Detroit Free Press, Griffin Claw must "add signs that direct patrons to park in other commercial lots" and will require employees to park in the lot owned by Big Rock Chop House.

"Ultimately, I'm happy with the conditions," says Brian Renner, who led the call to address the parking issue.

The brewery's plans include adding an additional building, expanding outdoor seating, building a canopy over the building's loading dock, and adding another entrance.

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

575 South Eton Street, , MI 48009 (248) 712-4050 Visit Website