The Veil Brewing Co. makes another run to a second location at Scott’s Addition.
The brewery plans to open a tasting room at 1509 Belleville Street, where it was once planned to be the anchor tenant for a food hall that never materialized.
Charles Bice, owner of the Belleville property with development partner Birck Turnbull, said that despite the food hall’s collapse last summer, The Veil remained interested in expanding its presence at Scott’s Addition.
He said The Veil is expected to take up about 8,200 square feet in the building, about two blocks from his current home at 1301 Roseneath Road, where his brewing operations and tasting room are located.
Le Bice said the remaining 10,800 square feet of the Belleville building will be repurposed as offices.
“We pretty quickly pivoted to the idea of using the majority of the space for office purposes while keeping The Veil as our anchor tenant,” Bice said. “We’ve seen the demand for offices there, and that’s really where we have the majority of our experience.”
Bice and Turnbull have a close relationship with The Veil. The developer duo co-own The Veil’s Roseneath site with brewery co-founders Dave Michelow, Matt Tarpey and Dustin Durrance. And Bice and Turnbull also own The Veil’s new location in Forest Hill.
Michelow was unavailable for comment at press time.
Bice said he understood The Veil would keep the Roseneath Road site in production.
The building at 1509 Belleville was once a candy factory, and Bice said it plans to renovate it using historic tax credits. He said they were planning to demolish an addition of about 8,000 square feet that was made on the south end of the building.
“At one time there was a CrossFit room there. It’s a modern addition to the original candy factory. We’re going to be removing this addition to make way for parking for the project,” said the Bice.
Turnbull is marketing the project’s office space, which is available to be subdivided.
“We would like to have a tenant who occupies all the space. But if there are two or three tenants, that’s fine too,” Bice said.
Work on the building has already begun, and Bice said it hopes the space will be ready for The Veil to open in Belleville in early 2022.
Fultz & Singh is the architect of the project. UrbanCore is the general contractor. Virginia Credit Union is the lender. The cost of development has not been disclosed.
Bice and Turnbull have another office project underway just west of Scott’s Addition. Last fall, they purchased an office building at 2120 Staples Mill Road and began renovating the 17,000 square foot building.
Le Bice said work on the building is progressing well and is in late discussions with a tenant for part of the building.
And although a food hall is not planned for the Belleville site, another such concept is currently being considered elsewhere in the area on West Leigh Street.