There are some interesting changes coming to ChefScape at the Village at Leesburg. A brewery is taking over a large part of the facility and its beers will be featured on tap at the venue, part of a reimagining of the public space.
Regular readers know that ChefScape is an interesting entity at the VAL — it’s part bar, part food hall for the general public. But it’s also a working commercial kitchen and food incubator for local food truck operators, caterers, bakers and other food-related enterprises.
Now, Water’s End Brewery — which has two locations in Prince William County and one in Fredericksburg — is building an entire brewery just inside the entrance to ChefScape. It will feature large windows so guests can see the big metal tanks and the brewers at work.
Meanwhile, the bar at ChefScape will stay more or less the same — but it will soon feature the Water’s End line-up of beers.
This could include beers such as their “Don’t Haze Me, Bro” — a juicy IPA, their “Cranberry Sour Ale,” and the brewery’s “American Brown Ale.”
Over at the ChefScape food hall — immediately adjacent to brewery space — the current tenants are expected to remain as is. But the possibility of rotating in new concepts could happen in the future.
The current food hall line-up includes Colombian’s Place (Colombian food), Lucky Dog (a gourmet hot dog stand), and Paulie’s Italian Kitchen (housemade pasta dishes).
The food hall and bar at ChefScape continue to be open during the construction. While there’s no official date for work to be completed on the brewery, we’re told they are hoping to be ready sometime this spring.
The other half of ChefScape — the commercial kitchen space which is home to many local food-based businesses — will continue to operate unfettered, with possible plans to expand.