Richmond, VA, March 29, 2018 – Colliers International Richmond has been retained by the owners of the historic Ashland Mill in Ashland Virginia to market the property for sale. 

Ashland Mill, which is also known as Byrd Mill, is one of the oldest mill sites in the county. Young Patrick Henry often visited the original mill, bringing corn, wheat and buckwheat from his father’s nearby plantation. Byrd Mill continued in operation at its original site until 1968 when a fire burned the mill to the ground. Remains of the old mill, the dam and the old mill foundation still remain in the creek.

Today, the mill, which is run by Ashland Milling Company, produces baking mixes and products under the “Byrd Mill” label and sells to restaurants, schools and grocery chains in Virginia. 

Ashland Milling Company is relocating to a modern warehouse with more suitable equipment for today’s manufacturing purposes. 

Colliers Agents Stuart Cary and Ken Barnhill are handling the sale listing. The 4-story building is zoned M-2 and sits on 5 acres. “We’d love to see a creative adaptive reuse, like a restaurant or retail use on the site” said Cary. 

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Colliers International Richmond & Norfolk
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