Evatran, Vasen Brewing Co. coming to Scott’s Addition in Richmond
Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood will soon be home to another brewery and Evatran Group Inc., a Richmond-based manufacturer of wireless charging stations for electric vehicles.
Evatran and Vasen Brewing Co. have signed two leases totaling 37,495 square feet at the HandCraft Building at 1501 Roseneath Road, according to the building’s manager, Virginia Beach-based Divaris Real Estate Inc. (DRE).
Evatran leased 20,713 square feet of office and manufacturing space. The company is consolidating its corporate offices, sales, and manufacturing operations into the one facility in anticipation of increasing its Richmond workforce to 30.
Vasen leased 16,782 square feet of retail and industrial space. The Scandinavian heritage brewery will include a 2,500-square-foot tasting room.
The 87,000-square-foot HandCraft Building was built by Binswanger Glass Co. in 1946 and later bought and used by HandCraft Cleaners. HandCraft continues to use approximately 11,000 square feet of space in the building but is moving to a facility in Richmond’s West End. That move will free up space for retail and restaurants by early 2017.
Scott’s Addition has gone from an industrial district of older warehouse properties to an enclave of apartments, breweries, cideries, offices and restaurants.
DRE’s Richmond managing broker, Read Goode and Cheryle Toy handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord Roseneath Holdings LLC.