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Ovilla may approve winery slated for downtown historical district

OVILLA – Preliminary discussions were held recently at an Ovilla City Council meeting regarding a winery which just might be opening soon in the city’s historical district. Ovilla resident John Matthews contacted city staff regarding the purchase of 704 W. Main Street and his plans to convert the existing house on the property into a winery. Matthews said he also hoped to build a residence on the back of the property behind the winery at a later date. While there was no official action taken by council regarding the concept plan, Matthews submitted for the creation and installation of the winery, it was noted by staff, “Texas cities lost almost all ability to regulate alcohol after June 11, 1987. It does not really matter whether a winery is a listed use in our zoning code since it was adopted after June 11, 1987; only ordinances and zoning regulations adopted before that date can still be enforced.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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