Kicking around some ideas for a nano brewery right now (no, I'm not going to quit my job. yes, my whole life will be beer. it already is). I've found some space that's pretty well located, for an industrial park, and reasonably priced. One of the odd things is that this warehouse is on the lower level of the back of the building and is below sewer level, so the landlord says an "ejector system" would be needed for waste water. Any idea if this would be a problem to use with floor drains, yeast, etc? I've only done preliminary investigation into local codes but none of the breweries around here seem to need any kind of sedimentation tank for their waste.
I also have no idea what kind of build-out allowance, if any, a landlord for an existing building will give for thing like water, waste, and power hookups. Is this something I should push for? The space seems to have been vacant since 2012... oddly, it was an ice cream factory, so I don't know how they didn't have sewer.