The Cheyenne City Council Finance Committee on Monday voted 2-1 to recommend a microbrewery permit for Danielmark's Brewing Company, which wants to open on East 18th Street.

But the full city council will have the final word on the issue. The committee vote came after extensive ;public comments both for and against the proposed microbrewery at 209 East 18th Street.

Tim Forbis of TD Real Estate told the committee neighbors in the area have concerns about noise, light and the potential fire danger. He said the building proposed for the microbrewery was built in the early 1900's of brick and wood, and said there were concerns that any fire that started in the building would quickly spread to surrounding buildings.

But supporters of the microbrewery said the business has so far met all of the regulatory requirements laid down by the city, including the needed building permits. They also said the plans for the facility call for it to close at no later than 10 p.m., and 9 p.m. on  most nights, They also said city regulations will address the noise and light concerns raised by opponents.

Prior to the committee vote, Committee Chair JIm Brown--who doesn't vote in committee--said he had never heard of special requirements being laid down for liquor license holders in Cheyenne over the past 30 years. He also said the microbrewery appears to have met the requirements in Cheyenne, adding he doesn't see any reason not to vote for the proposal when it comes before the full city council.

The Finance Committee voted 2-1 to recommend approval, with Scott Roybal and Mike Luna voting in favor and Jimmy Valdez voting against.