We like to find opportunity in quirky places.
Places that other people aren’t paying that much attention to,
but obviously have a lot of potential.
Dave McCormack - Owner
Coming in June 2017, Beale’s is a 30-bbl production brewhouse and taproom located in Bedford, VA. Taking inspiration from the legend of Thomas Jefferson Beale, a Bedford native who buried his gold treasure in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, the brewery’s flagship beer will be Beale’s Gold, a refreshing Helles Lager. Beale’s Gold will be bottled on site, and eventually distributed throughout Virginia. Jared Srsic, the local restauranteur behind Town Kitchen & Provisions and Millstone Tea Room, will lead up the taproom’s BBQ program.
Bring together an underutilized historic building and an underdeveloped market for malted barley, and you’ve got Big Trouble. The malting facility and craft distillery will be housed in an old muffler shop in Old Towne Petersburg, just across the street from Demolition Coffee. Big Trouble will supply malted barley to craft breweries throughout Virginia, and will also produce its own brandy and house a tasting room.
The project will be financed in part with a $50,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) and matching incentives from the City of Petersburg. At the official launch announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “Big Trouble brings together multiple aspects of economic development – agriculture, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, tourism, and community revitalization – in one operation and is another excellent example of leveraging some of the Commonwealth’s greatest assets to build a new Virginia economy.”
Sandwiched between Centre Hill, the YMCA, Mayton Transfer Lofts and Washington St, this odd collection of historic homes seemed too pretty to let it all rot away. In 2008, Waukeshaw began buying properties as they came available, and plans a methodical renovation of those houses in the near future.
Have you heard of Vollis Simpson? Before arriving in Wilson, we hadn’t either. Wilson is seeking to change that, embarking on a multi-million dollar, folk-art branded celebration of this creative genius. This project will house the Visitor Center, two restaurants, a bit of office space and 93 apartments, all in a sprawling old tobacco building once known as the Hi-Dollar warehouse. Waukeshaw is thrilled to be a part of Wilson’s rebirth.