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Department of Liquor Control investigating mold at a local brewery

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MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

The state's Department of Liquor Control is looking into allegations of mold at the Top Shelf Brewing Company in Manchester. 

Eyewitness News went inside the brewery on Thursday and found some disturbing sights and their landlord said he wants the brewery to move out. 

Top Shelf Brewing is one of more than two dozen breweries around the state.

"The other day I went in there and the mold is up to six feet on the walls now," said Peter Bonzani, the landlord. 

Bonzani is one of the owners of Hillard Mills, an office space in Manchester. He said he's concerned about the impact the mold is having on Top Shelf's customers and his other tenants. 

"They're not concerned about it," Bonzani said. "They're not concerned about the health of other people in the building and they're not concerned about their customers as well." 

Bonzani said he first noticed the mold problem back in April and tried to get to brewery to do something about it. 

"They never installed proper ventilation or a dehumidifier in the space. A gallon of bleach a week would have taken care of the issue," Bonzani said. 

The landlord's concerns were ignored. 

"Right around the end of October, we had to to start the eviction process," Bonzani told Eyewitness News. 

On Thursday, the Department of Liquor Control said they were investigating the alleged unsanitary condition. 

Eyewitness News also learned that Top Shelf already has plans to relocate to another nearby facility. 

"What I would like to see at the end of the day is them out of the building and the damaged repaired," Bonzani said. 

Eyewitness News reached out to Top Shelf Brewing for a comment, they declined and said that their attorney would call us. 

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