The proposed Mid City beer garden is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Rezoning of the property for the beer garden won approval from the Baton Rouge Metro Council on Wednesday, according to beer garden co-owner and general manager Kelli Paxton.

“Next, the beer garden will move into the construction phase,” Paxton said.

Though some people who lived closest to the site expressed disinterest initially, Paxton said, once the residents knew who the owners were and that they were from the Mid City area, those residents came around to the idea.

Paxton said even with the small opposition, she and the other beer garden owners were hopeful and confident, but not overly confident, the rezoning would pass.

In September, residents and homeowners from Mid City — skewing a little younger than the average group of residents attending a municipal meeting — filled council chambers and implored the Planning Commission to allow the project to proceed. No one spoke at the meeting to object to the bar.

A date for the opening hasn’t been set, Paxton said.

Advocate staff writers Matt Sigur and Rebekah Allen contributed to this report.