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Cidery ponders its future after listing its Scott’s Addition real estate for $3M

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From left, Maggie Bradshaw, owner of Truckle Cheesemongers, and Courtney Mailley, owner of Blue Bee Cider. (Pictures of BizSense files)

The future of Scott’s Addition cider is up in the air as it lists major properties for sale.

The Blue Bee Cider compound at 1320 Summit Ave. hit the market this week with an asking price of $3.2 million.

Owner Courtney Mailley said whether the cider continues to operate there depends on the buyer’s plans.

Of the property, Miley said, “I hope to find a buyer who will love and appreciate this property as much as I do.” When I find an owner, I start thinking about cider.”

Blue Bee remains open for business while the building is for sale, and Mailey said the property won’t be available to new tenants until the end of the year.

The Cidery buildings are made of cobblestones that once paved the streets of Richmond. (Photo of Mike Platania)

The Blue Bee complex was once a city-owned horse and mule stable. Made from the cobblestones of the city streetsIn 2016, Miley purchased from the city for $395,000, moved her cider there Originally from Manchester.

The 0.35 acre land was recently assessed by the city at $1.6 million. Gregg Beck of Thalhimer has the list.

The site is marketed as both a redevelopment or owner-occupied opportunity, citing possible uses including creative offices, retail, or light industry. It also points out that it is not protected.

Mayley says she’s been feeling like her personal bandwidth has been stretched lately, which led to her decision to put Blueby’s house up for sale.

“I have a family and I’m trying to take care of them and take care of them. I’m finding more and more that I can’t say ‘yes’ to my parents in their 80s as much as I would like,” Miley said. “It’s really about trying to find more balance. I love it, but you know, life happens and priorities change.”

There are several buildings on the grounds and a courtyard.

Scott’s Addition properties recently sold for about $4 million per acre, the highest per acre tally ever seen in the area.

Recently purchased by Capital Square N. Chasen & Son and Boulevard Baptist Church property for $4 million per acre; and Last year, a pair of DC developers Purchased 3.3 acres of land on Arthur Ashe Boulevard for $12.5 million. Thalhimer Realty Partners also I recently acquired two acres of industrial land. In an area of ​​just under $4 million per acre.

With the future of Blueby’s home uncertain, another tenant at the property is moving to secure its future.

Truckle Cheesemongers cheese shop Operated by Blue Bee for three years, Boho Studio’s former home 714 N. Shepherd Street in the Museum District.

The new space will be 1,500 square feet, a significant upgrade from the 200 square feet currently at Blue Bee. The owner’s girlfriend, Maggie Bradshaw, said the extra space allows her to expand her business offerings.

Truckle Cheesemongers has moved to 714 N. Sheppard St.

“I call it the Cheese Bar,” Bradshaw said of the new spot. We just serve a lot of prepared food.”

Truckle will also offer flights of beer, wine and cheese, and Bradshaw said it plans to sell bread, pastries and coffee.

“I want it to be more of an all-day place,” she said.

Truckle Cheese Bar is scheduled to open in the fall.

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