Miracle Lounge building

The former Miracle Lounge building could be the home to a brewery depending on the decision Punxsutawney Borough Council makes about zoning ordinances.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council spent a long period of time discussing the various zoning ordinances in regard to a new business wanting to set up shop on North Findley Street in the former Miracle Lounge building.

Matt Kopenhaver and Jason Huffman want to open a brewery in the structure, which has been vacant for a very long time.

Katie Laska, Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce president, spoke on behalf of the business community.

“My point of focus tonight is a new business trying to open in the borough, downtown Punxsutawney, who are being denied due to zoning code restrictions,” Laska said. 

She said it would be a locally owned and operated brewery. The location, 265 N. Findley Street, is currently zoned as both manufacturing and commercial, which would prevent brewing and selling in the same facility.

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