Ballast Point to close Daleville taproom, restaurant at end of September

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DALEVILLE, Va (WDBJ7) -- Ballast Point is closing its taproom and restaurant in Botetourt County.

The production facility, however, will continue to operate in the county.

The Daleville restaurant and other front end services will close September 29.

The move impacts 25 full- and part-time positions and 16 temporary employees.

“This move comes as a total surprise to the County and to the community,” said County Administrator Gary Larrowe. “Ballast Point has been a great corporate citizen and draw for visitors to the County, which makes this decision all the more impactful.”

In a post to its Facebook page, Ballast Point: Virginia, said, "We regret to inform you that on September 29th, the Daleville tasting room will be closing its doors. We'd like to take this opportunity to express a sincere thank you to the local Daleville community, its surrounding neighbors, and our team members for the support and dedication. What an unforgettable few years!"

A spokesperson from Constellation Brands gave the following statement to WDBJ7:

"As seen throughout the beer industry, growth in craft beer is being driven largely by local brands. With that, we are appropriately reallocating Ballast Point investments to drive growth in core local markets.

"We thank the local Daleville community, its surrounding neighbors and our taproom employees for their support and dedication over past couple of years. We will continue to make a positive impact to the local economy through the operation of the Daleville brewing facility, which represents a robust hub for Constellation’s future innovation in support of our specialty portfolio."

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Ballast Point established its restaurant and production facility in Botetourt County in 2016 and officially opened its doors in June 2017.

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