Despite these obstacles, McCabe said they were hopeful the project will go ahead.
"Historically, The Bodgea has had industry operating on Cornmarket Street and we want to continue that. As city centre's worldwide move away from high-volume retail and other offerings, coming into the centre of your city is becoming more and more about experiences such as food, drink, entertainment. It is important we have small-scale brewery operations like this," he said.
"Such developments are a big draw for visitors and tourists."