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Local developer to build new Virginia Beach brewery

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Executives at Green Flash Brewing Co. said Tuesday that The Miller Group in Virginia Beach will build the company’s new brewery in the resort city.

Company co-founders Mike and Lisa Hinkley said The Miller Group will lead both development and construction of the 58,000-square-foot brewery, which will be located at Corporate Landing and General Booth Boulevard.

Green Flash, based in San Diego, said in a statement that it selected The Miller Group because of the company’s history as a Virginia Beach-based developer and experience in building industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Green Flash wants to use local help for the construction. The Miller Group estimates that more than 250 Virginia Beach area residents could have a hand in building the brewing facility.

After construction is complete, Green Flash expects the brewery to create 40 permanent jobs.

Mike Hinkley and Tim Harkins, president of The Miller Group, met while Hinkley was in the early stages this year of seeking a location for its second brewery.

“The Miller Group championed Virginia Beach and the community,” Hinkle said in a statement. “… Because of their solid experience and locally focused intentions, I completely trust The Miller Group as our on-site Virginia Beach liaison, confident that their team will work well with our existing engineering advisors as well as choose Virginia-based contractors to see the project to fruition.”

“This addition to Corporate Landing will not only bring new jobs and visitors to Virginia Beach, but will propel this area of the city into even more growth,” said Warren D. Harris , director of Virginia Beach Economic Development.

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