Champion Brewing to close in downtown Richmond

The Charlottesville-based brewery will close its downtown location by the end of the year. (Mike Platania)

RICHMOND, Va. — A Charlottesville-based brewery is getting ready to close its local taproom.

Champion Brewing Co. plans to close its Richmond location at 401 E. Grace St. after a nearly three-year run there.

The brewery, which opened its flagship location in Charlottesville in 2012, signed a three-year lease on the Richmond space in late 2016. Champion President Hunter Smith confirmed it will not be renewing its lease. He did not specify when the taproom will close.

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