Monday, February 18, 2013
A Craft Brewery in Downtown Fredericksburg?
Fredericksburg.com is reporting that a Fredericksburg City property owner is developing plans to use his property as micro-brewery or brewery co-op. The current owner former Reddy Ice plant has had conceptual drawings made to show how the property is suited to housing a brewery; with existing loading docks, electrical connections, natural gas and cold-box. Interestingly, owner Alex Long doesn't want to build the brewery himself. Instead he is offering the property, and idea, for sale to interested parties.
There are some interesting comments being made online regarding the idea. "Isn't there a micro brewery in Fredericksburg already?" one poster writes. Technically, the answer to that question is "No." Both local breweries are in Spotsylvania County. Nonetheless, the more the merrier. Variety works for cities like Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, and even Nelson County, Virginia for that matter.
See "Property owner envisions downtown microbrewery" for more from Business Reporter Bill Freehling on Fredericksburg.com.