Stone Brewing Company considers Richmond for multi-million dollar brewery, restaurant

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RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond market is in the running to land a massive new facility in the works by a big-name West Coast brewery.

California-based Stone Brewing Company is looking to build a multi-million dollar brewery, restaurant and retail operation that will serve as its East Coast hub.

The company confirmed last week that Richmond is among the markets it is visiting as a potential home for the project.

“We’re looking at a variety of cities,” said Sabrina LoPiccolo, a spokesperson for Stone Brewing. “Richmond is on the list, but there is a variety of other locations.”

Launched in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the country’s 10th largest craft brewery, according to its website.

The company is looking to spend more than $20 million dollars to outfit its planned East Coast site, according to project specifications and a request for proposals on its website.

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