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Stone Brewing founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner (PHOTO:

Stone Brewing founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner (PHOTO:

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond City Council made a push on Tuesday to help entice a California brewery to build a massive operation on the riverfront.

A special meeting of the council was held yesterday morning to introduce legislation that would give property just west of Rocketts Landing the necessary zoning to potentially house the planned East Coast operations of Stone Brewing Co.

The council could as early as next month approve special-use permits allowing unlimited beer production on about 12 acres at the corner of Williamsburg Avenue and Nicholson Street.

The San Diego area beer maker has said it will build a multi-million dollar brewery, restaurant, and retail operation on the East Coast and confirmed in June that Richmond is in the running to land the project.

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