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Weekly Food Notes: Stone Moves in, Three Notch'd Brewery Makes Plans + More

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Drink up: A fancy new ABC store was unveiled at 3450 Pump Road in the Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center. What do I mean by fancy? Picture exposed brick, white columns and a sign spelling out the word “taste” in tiny light bulbs. It’s also 6,000 square feet, making it one of the largest ABC stores in the state.

Raising the roof: Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Stone Brewing Co.’s chief operating officer, Patrick Tiernan, and city officials gathered in Fulton Hill on Dec. 4 to celebrate the arrival of the brewery’s equipment and its installation. The tanks were so large that the roof of the building had to be removed to accommodate them. Stone plans for its first bottles, cans and kegs to roll off the line in May.

Openings and Closings:

Three Notch’d Brewing Co. plans to open its third location in Scott’s Addition this spring.

We have a lot of coffee in Richmond, and I would argue that we don’t have nearly enough ice cream. A special-use permit for ice-cream shop Nutty Buttery was approved by the Planning Commission last week. It will open at 701 W. Clay St. and not a moment too soon.

The Streetcar Cafe on Brookland Park Boulevard closed after four months in business, as first reported by the Richmond Free Press. Derek McDaniels, president of Nehemiah Community Development Corp., the nonprofit that purchased and renovated the space, says that the business is restructuring.

Classic Rock Coffee on Broad Street closed, and Richmond BizSense reports that a sandwich and hookah shop, Aroma Café, built by the owners of Carytown Tobacco, will take its place.

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