Friday, September 25, 2009

Take me out to the brewpub ... at a Virginia ballpark?

The Lerners couldn't (wouldn't?) get it done at Nationals Ballpark in Washington, D.C., but officials and developers in Loudoun County —a suburb of Washington D.C., in northern Virginia— may.

Organizers of a new Loudoun County ballpark in suburban D.C. are looking at quirky features [emphasis mine] for their new ballpark in the proposed Kincora development. That could include any number of features already found in Peter Kirk ballparks in suburban Maryland, like water-based bumper cars and a climbing wall. It could also include a microbrewery, which organizers say would be the first in a minor-league ballpark. (Coors Field, of course, has its own microbrewery on the MLB level.) <...>

The Kimcora Village development, to be built at Routes 28 and 7 in suburban Washington, D.C., will be a mixed-use development anchored by the new 5,700-seat ballpark, slated to open for the 2011 season.

On tap for new Loudoun ballpark: microbrewery

I wouldn't call a brewpub in a ballpark a 'quirky feature'. More like: it's about time.

Traffic is already atrocious in that area, roads and flow patterns insufficient to handle the volume. With all the additional traffic that this development will engender, one might appreciate a good beer.

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