The answer to your question “would a bigger SLO Brewing Co. bring downtown problems” is: most definitely yes! All you have to do is walk the streets around town and notice the disgusting traces on the sidewalks of irresponsible bar patrons.
The creek was just the subject of an extensive cleanup and would become the easiest way for alcohol-addled patrons to use it as the recipient of various body fluids or matters!
As far as creating a large concert hall and a new top floor, the SLO residents can forget quiet and peaceful evenings.
In conclusion, there are already too many bars in town. I hope the City Council will consider the dire consequences of its decisions.
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As a suggestion, why doesn’t SLO Brew apply to be the restaurant and bar of the new hotel?