Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28Lake Anna Life & Times Fall 20 16 12 around the lake WHAT’S NEW? Mike Kavros is developing Callie Opie’s Orchard near the intersection of Chopping Road and Rt. 522 about five minutes from the mid lake region. He plans to open a restaurant and event venue along with a catering business at the the site. Coyote Hole Ciderworks Hoping For Spring Opening, Fresh Cider Offering By The New Year Local Business Receives $20,000 Grant From Louisa IDA Start-up funding for a new com- pany is difficult to obtain unless you are living in Silicon Valley. Even online, crowd funding can be unsuccessful without a spe- cial angle. When one wants to start a new business in central Virginia it’s evidently easier to work with lo- cal business folk that recognize Lake Anna’s economic engine is beginning to hum. Andy Wade, Economic Direc- tor for Louisa County told Life & Times recently about a sizeable grant awarded to a new Lake Anna business; Coyote Hole Ciderworks, from the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA). The Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development or AFID grant is administered by the Virginia Department of Agricul- ture and Consumer Services (VDACS), but the funds come from the IDA and are generated from real estate that the IDA has sold over the years to busi- nesses that have located in the County. The $20,000 grant is to be paid out over three years, in three equal installments. There are no restrictions on the use of funds, but the IDA has mandated re- porting requirements that must be met prior to subsequent an- nual disbursements. The grant requires: 1) a dollar- for-dollar match from the locality or related entity and, 2) a certain percentage of the products used to produce/manufacture the fin- ished product must be entirely produced as a raw material with- in Virginia. Coyote Hole Cider- works plans to source 100% of their fruit from Virginia growers, including their own.   “This is a unique opportunity and we fully understand the up- side for this business given its products, location and the suc- cess of the industry as a whole in the state. The ownership group and their advisory board, we felt were entirely capable of taking this business to the next level as they have demonstrated in their business plan,” said Wade. “Lake Anna is the County’s most visited attraction each and every year. Coyote Hole, we feel, will benefit from the seasonal traffic generated by the lake and ultimately help us pump up the entire Lake Anna Growth Area in due time. They have very ag- gressive growth projections and we want nothing more than for them to expand in this location and to continue serving Virginia Grown and manufactured prod- ucts to county folk and visitors alike.” “We’re really excited to promote economic growth in all areas of Louisa county, not just industrial growth. We saw this as an op- portunity to promote a Virginia grown product that will help the Lake Anna area with a clean product that will employ local folks,” IDA Chairman Lloyd Run- nett told L&T recently.   Spokesman for Coyote Hole Ciderworks, Chris Denkers, told Life & Times recently that “the building progress is go- ing really well” at the site of this new business to the lake. The shell of the building is up the roof is on and Denk- ers and his crew are working on the siding, electric and plumbing. “We are about to finish our application to the Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau and Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control to become a Farm Winery which takes about four to six months to get licensed. Once we are licensed, we can then start producing hard cider at our location. We are shooting for an early Spring opening of our tap room,” the resident of Oak Grove subdivision said. In other news, Coyote Hole Ciderworks will be actually creating their first batch of cider for sale at the nearby Lake Anna Winery in Spotsyl- vania County. “We are also very excited to announce that we are working with the Lake Anna Winery to produce several batches of Hard Cider at their loca- tion this fall with a launch of the first run of cider by New Years. We will have a big launch party at the Lake Anna Winery when it is ready for sale,” Denkers told L&T. LKA LKA Callie Opie’s Orchard Coming To The Lake If you’ve been wondering what that barn-like building is on Route 522 near Lake Region Repair, we have the story here for you. “The Kavros Family restaurant/ catering/entertainment venue is well under construction,” says Mike Kavros, “We’re very close to being ‘under roof’ as they say. If people driving down Rt. 522 have been wondering what the large barn-like structure is, that’s us!” Kavros told L&T the current target date to open is late spring 2017. As far as the name and purpose of the building, Kavros has made his decision. “We have a name selected and will be calling the multi-purpose venue ‘Callie Opie’s Orchard’. We are still planning to be an upscale restaurant with farm-to- table dining offerings. In addition to steak and seafood items on the menu,  we plan to be using the apple trees we planted last year and this year for pies and cider,” noted the resident of Cat’s Paw Cove. Stay tuned for social media up- dates this winter. The Coyote Hole Ciderworks building is located across from New Bridge Landing/Food Lion Lake Anna on Oak Grove Lane. Residents and visitors can expect cider by the New Year according to owner, Chris Denkers. LKA