#804Day on August 4, at Buskey’s Cider

Buskey Cider was highlighted on , about expanding production and their #804Day, this Thursday.

804 day

The cidery at 2910 W. Leigh St. purchased three 60-barrel fermenters that will allow it to double its production.

“The biggest fermenter we had was 31 barrels, so adding three 60-barrel fermenters (1,860 gallons each) allows us to produce double of what we currently do,” said Will Correll, founder and CEO of the company.

Buskey’s will host #804Day on Aug. 4, at which nonprofit groups, musicians, restaurants and other Richmond businesses will feature their offerings. Boulevard Burger and Brew will sell some of its food at the event, and Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market will collaborate with Buskey’s to create cider through the use of its local produce to be served in Buskey’s tasting room on #804Day.

Buskey’s will donate 10 percent of cider sales from the event to HandsOn Greater Richmond, a nonprofit group that enables individuals, families and corporate groups the ability to engage in volunteer opportunities across the region. Read the rest of the article, here.

Ardent Craft Ales – on tap at a restaurant near YOU

Ardent Craft Ales on tap, in Scott's AdditionJust in time for its second anniversary, a Scott’s Addition brewery has expanded its brewing capacity and is rolling out a new line of products.

Ardent Craft Ales is investing in an in-house bottling system that for the first time will let the brewery produce and sell six packs of 12-ounce bottles of beer. Ardent co-owner Tom Sullivan said sixers of Ardent’s saison and IPA will be ready to sell late in August.

Sullivan said over the past year Ardent has sold a few thousand cases of larger, 750-milliliter bottles as part of the beer maker’s Black Paper Series in an effort to establish a track record of sales to get on store shelves. Sullivan said about 10 percent of Ardent’s sales come from bottled beer sales – a figure he hopes will increase once Ardent’s six packs hit the market.

The rest of Ardent’s sales come from its taproom at 3200 Leigh St. in Scott’s Addition and at the more than 120 locations that has Ardent brews on draft. The company’s distributor is Brown Distributing. Ardent has 10 full-time and 10 part-time employees and will celebrate its two-year anniversary June 25. Read the rest of the article, here.

Back Door Dogs will be in Scott’s Addition, Sat., June 30, noon-1pm

Back Door Dogs will be in Scott’s Addition THIS Saturday, July 30th at 3112 W. Leigh Street. This Saturday-only event will happen weekly, bar further notice. Be there!

back door dogs in Scott"s Additions

Stroop’s Dogs are making their way to our stomping grounds – find creatively topped “Back Door Dogs” at 3112 W. Leigh St. starting THIS Saturdays from noon to 1pm served with the brand’s popular house-made soda.

Their hip & quaint storefront is located at 2709 E Marshall St. in the historic district of Church Hill, serving kid-friendly frankfurters and delicious flavor combinations–sure to please any age. We’re excited to welcome them to Scott’s Addition, this Saturday.

Banking on another Brewery in Scott’s Addition

A duo of local restaurateurs is looking to make a statement by giving the brimming Scott’s Addition beer scene some Broad Street frontage.

Jay Shah and Joel Gilbert plan to convert the former SunTrust branch at 3022 W. Broad St. into Statement Brewing Company.

Sun Trust Building in Scott's Addition

The 10,000-square-foot site will be reconfigured to accommodate a brewery and restaurant. Plans call for Statement Brewing to brew its own beer onsite at one end of the facility, with the restaurant on the other end of the building.

“We want to make this a destination,” said Shah, majority owner of the venture and an executive at locally-based Shamin Hotels. “So we thought that bringing in a restaurant would accomplish that, given what’s occurring in Scott’s Addition.”

Statement Brewing is scheduled to make its debut September 2017, Shah said, with construction hopefully starting on the site around February or March.

Despstatement-brewingite laying claim to a few well-known national and regional restaurant brands, Shah said the pair’s Scott’s Addition venture will be independently developed to appeal to the up-and-coming neighborhood.

“We want to cater to that location in Scott’s Addition…it’s going to be something very different,” he said.

Read the rest of the story, here.

Blue Bee Cider has secured its place in one of Richmond’s hottest neighborhoods: Scott’s Addition

We, at Scott’s Addition, have been said to have a swarm of boozy competitors, but we LIKE it like that, don’t we? Get ready to welcome Blue Bee Cider!  They  has just secured their place in Scott’s Addition, as seen in Richmond Biz Sense.

Blue Bee Cider has finalized its purchase of the city-owned stables at 3101 W. Clay Street. 9,000 square feet will be transformed into a new manufacturing facility and tasting room, replacing its current location in Manchester. The city of Richmond sold Blue Bee the property AND gave Blue Bee a$50,000 grant to help the business open that much sooner.

grant from city

“Scott’s Addition is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Richmond,” Mayor Dwight Jones said at the event celebrating Blue Bee’s expansion. Blue Bee has plans to purchase $275,000 of Virginia-grown apples and berries from Virginia farmers over the next three years. The good news for the agriculture of Virginia helped secure a grant of $50,000 from the state’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund. Welcome to the neighborhood, Blue Bee!

Blue Bee Cider’s expected opening, October 2016

The guts of a forthcoming Richmond cidery were on full display, Friday, according to Richmond-Times Dispatch. Blue Bee Cider company produces artisanal ciders on a seasonal basis, using rare and heirloom varieties of Virginia apples, and they’ve caught the attention of the Washington Post and On Tap Magazine. Blue Bee ciders are sold and poured primarily in Virginia, Maryland, and DC, but thirsty residents of a few other Southern states and California can order online.

Blue Bee Cider to open Oct 2016, in Scott's Addition

Blue Bee Cider offered a tour last week of its new manufacturing and headquarters facility, which is under construction at 1320 Summit Ave. in Scott’s Addition. The project is transforming the former city-owned stables property into a tasting room and cider-making operation encompassing 9,000 square feet on a third of an acre.

Blue Bee Cider construction in Scott's Addition

Construction began in the spring and is expected to be completed in September. Blue Bee owner Courtney Anderson Mailey said she’s aiming for an Oct. 15 opening, though the date is not set in stone. Read the rest of the story, here.

Go visit Blue Bee Cider, in Manchester, next Sat., for Summer Music Series “Scattered, Smothered & Covered,” from 3-6pm.

Broad Street Gather’s Coworkers will soon have Dog Wagon Dogs as a lunch choice

Scott’s Addition Gather has more than 60 offices to be leased out; this is triple the amount of its downtown location.

Gather memberships include access to conference rooms, a gym, Black Hand Coffee, a kegerator, Wi-Fi and ping pong. Lastly, Gather members have access to both locations. Incidentally, there is 4,800 square feet still available for tenants in Gather’s Broad Street location.

Now, Gather’s tenants will have hot dogs! Not just Hot Dogs – but Dog Wagon Dogs!  Dog Wagon will join Three Notch’d Brewing and Gather’s other office tenant when it opens this year. Robert Stout, the owner of The Dog Wagon food truck, is looking forward to opening a restaurant without wheels! Just how good are these hot dogs? Stout said he turns away about three job requests for his truck’s services, per day.

Twenty two menu items range in price from $3-$10. They will continue to focus on the carry out order. Look for Dog Wagon Dogs at 2930 W Broad Street!


Brrrrr – Meet our Chilly Neighbor

Ice cream shop readies Scott’s Addition location

by J. Elias O’Neal January 25, 2017 in Richmond BizSense

Work continues on Gelati Celesti's fourth location at 1400 N. Boulevard in Scott's Addition. (J. Elias O'Neal)

Work continues on Gelati Celesti’s fourth location at 1400 N. Boulevard in Scott’s Addition. (J. Elias O’Neal)

The eastern border of Richmond’s hottest neighborhood is about to get a frosty new tenant. Local ice cream chain Gelati Celesti plans to open a 2,100-square-foot store at 1400 N. Boulevard on Feb. 9.

Gelati Celesti Scott's Addition

It’ll be the fourth location for owners Steve and Kim Rosser, their biggest shop yet and the brand’s second within city limits.

The new store joins the original Gelati Celesti shop at 8906 W. Broad St. in the Gold’s Gym Plaza shopping center, an outpost in the Stony Point Shopping Center on the Southside, and in the Corner at Short Pump.

“To give some perspective, our Short Pump store is 1,275 square feet,” said Steve Rosser. “This is one of our biggest investments yet.”

The new shop is a ground-floor tenant of the redeveloped 17,000-square-foot building that formerly housed a local printing company. The building’s second floor is being converted into apartments. UrbanCore Development and Duke Dodson of Dodson Property Management are behind the rehab. “We’re confident we will have ample parking for our customers at this location,” Rosser said. “Scott’s Addition is a hot neighborhood. We like the association with the other businesses coming into the neighborhood, and we’ll be central to The Fan, Northside, and the Malvern area.” The Rossers plan to open their Boulevard location by early August, and plan to start hiring “scoopers” to work in the store in the early summer. The store will create between 15 and 18 new jobs.

Read the rest of the story, here

Buskey Cider available in cans – coming to a grocery store near you!

From Richmond BizSense: Scott’s Addition cidery puts lid on first canning venture

A local startup cider maker now has 10,000 new ways to quench Richmonders’ thirst. Buskey Cider’s first batch of cans hit the street last week, after it brought a mobile canning company into its Buskey Can Scott's Additionn facility to produce a round of nearly 10,000 12-ounce cans.

The move to begin canning is a result of Buskey’s recent expansion of brewing capacity at its 7,500-square-foot cidery at 2901 W. Leigh St. It spent around $30,000 last year to install three 1,860-gallon fermenting tanks.Buskey Cider Scott's Addition

“If people wanted our cider to go, the only option was growlers,” founder Will Correll said. “The cans will be available here at the cidery and at bars around town.”

The cans also will allow Buskey to sell to local grocery and beer markets in the region. It is available on tap at 13 local bars and restaurants through its distributor, Loveland Distributing Co. Correll said that, while only its flagship RVA Cider is being canned right now, the company might offer limited-edition batches in the future. Read the rest of the story, here

Confluence Coffee Company heading to Scott’s Addition for more room

From Richmond BizSense: Confluence Coffee Co. is heading to a 10,450-square-foot warehouse, in Scott’s Addition, at 2522 Hermitage Road. Rapid retail growth and an increasing thirst in the market for cold coffee is forcing a young Richmond-based company to abandon its Manchester digs for a larger facility near The Diamond. We’re thrilled!

Confluence Coffee Co., Scott's Addition

The warehouse and distribution facility is moving to 1716 Rhoadmiller St., from 700 Bainbridge Street, confirmed company co-owner and president Terry Darcy.

“We’re busting at the seams,” said Darcy, who launched the company last year in Washington, D.C. with co-owner Michael Woitach, before moving to Richmond in 2016. “We really don’t have any more space where we currently are to grow the way we need to grow.” Read the rest of the story, here.

mocha-confluence-coffee-coConfluence Coffee makes three styles of cold brew coffee: its signature Nitro and Mocha flavors and a season coffee brew. This year, the company launched a Maple Toasted Coconut coffee as its winter coffee brew. All of the coffee is infused with nitrogen gas and sold in cans and kegs, and does not include dairy or sugar. Cold brew coffee can have more caffeine and is less acidic than its more popular hot-brewed form, Darcy said – a benefit Darcy said has helped the company grow into 130 outlets across the region and state. Follow them, on Facebook.