Aztec to discuss liquor license, O'Reilly's

The Daily Times staff
The city of Aztec's business incubator will be located in this building at the corner of South Church Avenue and East Chukka Street.

FARMINGTON — The Aztec City Commission will discuss a business development project and a liquor license for Paschall Enterprises during a meeting Tuesday evening.

The commission is considering an agreement with Hutton Development that would help develop additional lots beside the property where the company is working to develop an O'Reilly Auto Parts store, according to the agenda. Hutton Development approached the city in January and asked for help developing the lot located on West Aztec Boulevard. The city approved nearly $100,000 of infrastructure improvements to help with development.

Now, the city may enter into an agreement in which Hutton Development would pay it $50,000 once it receives the certificate of occupancy for the auto parts store. That $50,000 would go to developing neighboring lots.

The commission also will hear arguments for and against granting a liquor license for Paschall Enterprises to locate the pub portion of 550 Brewing at the business incubator, known as the HUB, that the city has been working to develop. The HUB is expected to open this summer. A nearby resident has expressed concerns that the brewery could negatively impact the surrounding neighborhoods, increasing traffic and litter.