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Milford mirror - "dockside brewery gets unanimous approval"

June 21, 2018 - By Thomas Ebersold - A brewery and restaurant is planned for 40 Bridgeport Ave., following unanimous Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) approval at its June 19 meeting.The brewpub and restaurant called Dockside at Village Marina received a special permit, site plan approval, and coastal area management site plan approval. The approval includes the condition that outdoor music and outdoor speakers will not be permitted.


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WFSB - "Waterfront Brewery Gets Approval"

June 20, 2018 - Milford's Planning and Zoning Board gave the greenlight to Dockside at their meeting last night.


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CT Post - "waterfront beer garden, craft brewery approved in milford"

June 21, 2018 - By Pam McLoughlin - The city’s first waterfront biergarten and third craft brewery moved through its Planning and Zoning Board hurdles as smoothly as a cold IPA goes down in summer. Dockside Waterfront Biergarten and Brewery, heralded by residents and even the city’s economic development commission as a destination business that will benefit the city — and especially the Devon area — was granted a special permit and others approvals Tuesday to create the first of its kind business here at 38-40, home of Village Marina, and 44-50 Bridgeport Ave., a neighboring parcel that will become a parking lot. The vote was unanimous, clearing the way for construction to begin.


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Milford patch - "Ambitious Waterfront Brewery Plans Approved In Milford"

June 20, 2018 - The Milford Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved plans for a waterfront brewery in the village of Devon. After the meeting the owners released a statement. "This is a great night for Milford, Connecticut and the future of the Devon-neighborhood. We want to thank members of Milford's Planning and Zoning Board, Mayor Blake, and the more than 1,500 residents and others who supported our project by signing our petition.


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News12 - "Waterfront biergarten could be coming to milford"

June 14, 2018 - Milford boaters and beer drinkers alike may soon have a new hangout spot on Bridgeport Avenue. Co-owner Bob Chicoine gave News 12 a tour Thursday of what he hopes to turn into the Dockside biergarten and brewery. He says they're in the middle of renovating Dock A. The planned facility will boast 30 tap lines and outdoor seating for 300 guests. A petition in support of the plan already has more than 1,300 signatures. A partner in Jacksonville, Florida's Engine 15 Brewing, Chicoine says the idea started as a way to get some of their beer to Connecticut customers.


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Milford patch - "support grows for waterfront craft brewery/biergarten in milford"

June 1, 2018 - By Brian McCready Dockside, a proposed new waterfront craft brewery and biergarten, announced that over Memorial Day weekend more than 850 people signed a petition in support of the project. Dan Bagley, a Milford native and one of the co-owners of the project, noted that he is humbled and excited about the overwhelming support for the job-creating project.


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CT Post - "Residents sign petition to back milford waterfront brewery"

May 30, 2018 - By Jordan Grice - Milford residents are backing Dockside Brewery, and they want town officials to follow suit.As owners Dan Bagley and Bob Chicoine await the green light for the waterfront brewery and biergarten slated for 40-50 Bridgeport Ave, they’ve received an overflow of support from the community over the weekend when more than 850 people signed a petition in support of the project.


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Milford patch - "petition launched in support of milford waterfront craft brewery"

May 25, 2018 - By Brian McCready - Today, Dockside, a Milford-based waterfront craft brewery and biergarten (beer garden) proposal, announced that an official Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing date has been set for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Milford City Hall (110 River Street, Milford, CT 06460).Approval from the Milford's ten-member Planning and Zoning Commission is the final hurdle that Dockside needs to clear before entering the construction phase, according to co-owners Bob Chicoine and Dan Bagley.


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New haven register - "waterfront beer garden, brewery planned in milford"

May 18, 2018 - By Pam McLoughlin - Friends Bob Chicoine and Dan Bagley are looking to bring “a slice of Nantucket” to the city, with plans for a waterfront biergarten — or beer garden -and craft brewery. The project, moving now through the city and state review process, is slated for a nearly 3-acre parcel on the Housatonic River at 40-50 Bridgeport Ave., just over the Washington bridge from Stratford. The biergarten would be located on the shore of the Housatonic.


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Jacksonville business journal - "Engine 15 to open first brewery outside of florida"

March 23, 2018 - By Dahlia Ghabour - It has always been a dream for Luch Scremin and Robert Chicoine of Engine 15 to run a bier garden on the water, but it wasn’t in the cards until Chicoine met Dan Bagley in Connecticut. Now, with a partnership with Bagley’s marina building at 42 Bridgeport Ave. in Milford, Connecticut, Engine 15’s owners will achieve their goals.


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Brewbound - "dockside waterfront biergarten and brewery receives approvals to build in milford, connecticut"

MAY 5, 2018 - Today, Dockside, a waterfront biergarten and craft brewery in Milford, announced that it has received a green light from several important agencies in the city that are necessary to move forward with the project.In addition to the approvals, the co-owners of Dockside, Bob Chicoine and Dan Bagley, are letting the public know that this summer the waterfront location will have low-cost, high-quality slips for boaters to rent.


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Brewbound - "Connecticut Startup Hopes to Build Waterfront Brewery"

March 16, 2018 - Today, a new craft brewery, Dockside, announced that it is seeking to add a waterfront destination to Milford’s soon-to-be-growing craft beer scene. The site where Dockside hopes to open up shop – complete with a craft brewery, 30 tap lines, a waterfront biergarten, and approximately 112 parking spots – is located just over the Washington Bridge (40-50 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford), which spans from Stratford to Milford, according to Dockside co-founders Dan Bagley and Bob Chicoine.


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CT Post - "Milford could see brewery with river views"

March 14, 2018 - By Jordan Grice - To Dan Bagley, there is nothing better than a good beer and beautiful view, which is exactly what he hopes to offer by bringing Milford a waterfront brewery. As people come over the Washington Bridge, they are greeted by the former Village Marina shop, but if all goes well, Bagley said he and partner Bob Chicoine plan to bring Dockside Brewery to 40 Bridgeport Ave. If approved, Dockside would join Tribus Beer Co., which got the green light to set up shop in late December.


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Craft brewing business - "Dockside plans waterfront brewery in Milford"

March 19 - By Keith Gribbins - In Connecticut, the environment has the industry growing, and we can now get ready to add another new craft brewery to the trail (well, once it’s built). Dockside announced that it is seeking to add a waterfront destination to Milford (that’s coastal Connecticut). The craft brewery is teasing 30 tap lines, a waterfront biergarten and approximately 112 parking spots, located just over the Washington Bridge (40-50 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford) that spans from Stratford to Milford.