Gov. Northam praises Cook’s Corner project

Gov. Ralph Northam was in Middlesex County last week to celebrate the recent announcement that Cook’s Corner Partners LLC will invest $2 million and create 20 new jobs to locate a new commissary kitchen and brewery in the county. This new private investment is a component of the larger Middlesex County Cook’s Corner innovative, multi-agency revitalization project.

A joint venture by Travis Croxton of Rappahannock Oyster Company and Jay Shah of Shamin Hotels, the project by Cook’s Corner Partners includes a new commissary kitchen in the former Rappahannock Central Elementary School cafeteria in addition to a new brewery and restaurant in a relocated and renovated historic African American schoolhouse, formerly known as St. Clare Walker High School. Over the next three years, the brewery and commissary kitchen will source over half of all their agricultural inputs, such as seafood, meat, produce and hops from Virginia…

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