This came up in tonight’s mayoral debate.
via @cjkmedia via @juliellens
Is 24% good or bad? I know Stone brought in a fair number of experienced employees from their other locations. Was there an employment expectation and, if so, what was it?
I sure hope none of the 24 are to blame for that ugly, shiny fiasco of a building facade.
I agree, Dana Bagby. Ugly as hell.
Could people not see the writing on the wall with breweries opening up every day everywhere? It has to come to a halt sometime!
And, what type of jobs are they?
many people in the industry thought this reduction at Stone was only a matter of time as Stone now has 3 big production breweries plus a B&B, etc. instead of 100% of their production being brewed at 1 facility it’s now spread out, leading to cutbacks at the main facility in CA.
I’d be very surprised if they could have found enough trained personal in the area. Which does leave lower wage and less skilled jobs for the locals. But, ey. Some jobs are better than no jobs.
Unbelievable. A company comes into Fulton invests $10’s of millions of dollars of their OWN money and you are critical of the design and the jobs they create? It’s BEER, not rocket science engineering pay…..Would you prefer a “hamburger flipper” job? (And yes, I worked fast food in high school.)
For what it is, the building is great. You should see some of the breweries like Coors in Golden. Or take a look at some of the other places in RVA. The building is a necessary evil to protect the equipment. Put YOUR money at risk and let us know how it works out with your business venture.
I welcome Stone and their next phases to Fulton and Rocketts.