The Richmond brewery scene has taken a casualty.
7 Hills Seafood & Brewing Co. closed Monday at 115 S. 15th St. in Shockoe Slip.
The brewpub, which opened in 2015 with the hopes of combining an in-house brewery and full-service restaurant, announced the closure last week on its social media pages.
Owner Michael Abdelmagid could not be reached for comment.
Located near the intersection of Dock and South 15th streets, 7 Hills’ building is owned by Margaret Freund’s Fulton Hill Properties. Jon Ondrak, chief operating officer at Fulton Hill, said the company’s leases with clients are confidential and declined to comment.
7 Hills’ beers often were named for local landmarks and neighborhoods, such as its Great Shiplock IPA, Hell Block and Dead Rock Double IPA.
It’s the only brewery to close in the Richmond area since the region’s beer boom began around 2011. There are now about 30 breweries in the market.
A few blocks northeast from 7 Hills, another brewery opened in recent months. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery opened a satellite taproom, Lickinghole Goodwater, in November at 1717 E. Franklin St.
More breweries are set to open in the coming months as well.
And new owners have found a location for the revived Richbrau, a brewery brand that operated in Shockoe Slip for years before closing in 2010.