559757_276443669153762_1822416252_nNoble Rey Brewing Co., the start-up beer maker that leased a building at 1400 E. Jefferson in July, received zoning approval Wednesday from City Council to manufacture and sell beer.

The building, which can be seen from Interstate 35 and used to be called The Ad Place, is just a few block from a school, Trinity Basin Preparatory.

Councilmember Vonciel Jones Hill tried to delay a vote on the zoning, which Councilmember Scott Griggs had been working on for weeks. So Griggs, who was home with his wife and their new baby, got in the truck and drove to City Hall to push for the vote, which was successful.

Noble Rey owner Chris Rigoulot says now he can “get to work on getting licenses and construction efforts.”