Stone Brewing considering RVA for new brewery

City Council will hold a special meeting to try and tap the brewery’s planned $20 million East Coast facility.

Richmond is among a short list of cities to become the East Coast base of operations for Stone Brewing Co., reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

From the RTD:

The Richmond City Council has called a special meeting Tuesday regarding permits for publicly owned land near the James River between downtown and Rocketts Landing, and several City Hall sources said the measures were being brought forward to clear the way for the Stone Brewing project.

The council typically takes August off, and had cancelled all its meetings for the month.

The San Diego-based company was the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States as of last year, and has been named to several annual lists of fastest-growing private companies since its founding in 1996.

The company has gone public with a request for proposals for a facility east of the Mississippi River that could serve as a production brewery and distribution center for the eastern U.S.

Richmond — along with Norfolk, VA; Columbus, Ohio; and others — are among the brewery’s top choices.

Stone Brewing Co. said it expects to spend $20 million on the East Coast facility and to create hundreds of jobs.

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