DOUBLE SPRINGS - The request to sell draft beer, as well as open a winery in Double Springs were two issues brought to the attention of the Double Springs Town Council, recently.
Bart Crabtree, who is developing property he purchased off Highway 278 where Pawpaw’s Restaurant was once located between Double Springs and Lakeshore, approached Mayor Elmo Robinson and council members about several alcohol-related requests at their regular meeting.
Crabtree’s plans include turning that property into a food park, complete with restrooms.
“It would be more like what you see at a fest hall like they have in Cullman,” he said.
The area will also feature a stage for live music with electricity provided for at least four food trucks at a time to come in and sell, he further explained.
“There are a couple of things we have heard from many, many people in the area,” Crabtree stated, “whether they are (Smith) Lake people who are here part of the time or people who live here all the time - these things are entertainment and food.
“That is our way of trying to help with the food part. The entertainment part, we have been working with Looney’s to set up and schedule those (musical) acts that are playing,” Crabtree continued.
He was referring to the Looney’s Tavern Entertainment Complex, where live entertainment is on the stage each weekend throughout the summer at the Dual Destiny Theater.
“We’re doing that as a charitable thing, to try to generate money for Looney’s,” Crabtree noted.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.