With plans for a satellite taproom on Forest Hill Avenue already in the works, a fast-growing Scott’s Addition-based brewery looks to be planning another facility in South Richmond.
The Veil Brewing Co. this week filed an application for an ABC license to operate at 1200 Westover Hills Blvd., the site of a Family Dollar store that had been set to be converted into the new home of the now-defunct Richmond Food Co-op.
The nearly 17,000-square-foot building is around the corner from Veil’s new taproom that’s being planned at a forthcoming development at 4910-30 Forest Hill Ave.
It is unclear what The Veil is planning at the Westover Hills building. The ABC license shows it asking for permission to operate a brewery producing 500 barrels or less annually. Comparatively, The Veil’s active ABC license for its main brewery at 1301 Roseneath Road in Scott’s Addition is for between 501 and 10,000 barrels annually.
Numerous attempts to reach The Veil owners Dave Michelow, Dustin Durrance and Matt Tarpey were unsuccessful.
The Westover Hills property was purchased last year by developers Charles Bice and Birck Turnbull for $1.4 million. Bice and Turnbull are Veil’s landlords at the Forest Hill development, as well as at Veil’s original home in Scott’s Addition.
Calls to Bice went unreturned.
The Veil, which first opened in Scott’s Addition in spring 2016, also is planning to open a taproom in Norfolk in a building it is redeveloping with local firm The Monument Cos.