Coloma Twp. OKs Round Barn tasting room

The Jollay Market building, which opened in 2010, will soon be known as Round Barn Exit 39.

COLOMA — Round Barn will soon expand its footprint to Coloma Township. 

The Coloma Township Board of Trustees approved a special land use permit Monday night so the Baroda-based business could open a tasting room for wine, beer and spirits at the former Jollay Market. 

The 10-minute meeting garnered all yes votes for the permit, with Trustee Bryan Duffield absent. 

The special land use permit was needed because the site, at 3401 Friday Road, is zoned commercial and a business that serves alcohol is not an approved use for commercial properties.

The planning commission recommended the board approve the permit at a meeting last week on the condition that an updated site plan was provided before Monday’s meeting that included more parking spaces. Matt Moersch, with Round Barn, showed the board the updated site plan which now includes 29 spaces, with an additional space for a bus to park.

Moersch said the location will be called Round Barn Exit 39 and it will offer food and entertainment, in addition to wine, beer and spirits.

When the location opens is dependent on the next steps of updating the building with signage and other equipment, and getting its alcohol licensing in order.

Round Barn Exit 39 will operate within the same space as Jollay Market did, with the addition of a beer garden extending from the garage doors and the addition of a small out-building. The Jollays are leasing the property to Round Barn. 

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