A man suspected in the robbery of the CVS Pharmacy at 25th and Main Streets last week has also been linked to the Dec.13 killing of Anna Callear-Kirby in Chesterfield and was found overdosed in a rooming house at 23rd and T Streets at about 4PM yesterday. Police report that the man may also have [...]
Archive for 2007
In today’s Doubts flow along river, Michael Martz of the RTD looks at some of the issues and confusion around development along the riverfront, including the location of the proposed marina, the potential costs of the city’s plans, the need for public access along the riverfront, and acquiring the land for that portion of the [...]
Style Weekly’s Purveyors of Taste – The people Who shaped 25 years of Richmond dining is a look at the “Richmond’s most influential food professionals of the past 25 years” and profiles more than a few folks with local connections: Millie’s Paul Keevil, the Ripp family, Michael Hall, J.Frank, and Jimmy Sneed, and Jared Golden [...]
Hundreds of fish died in Richmond’s Great Shiplock Park after the a canal was drained last week to to allow workers to perform maintenance on an upstream drainage pipe. “A few hundred” shad, carp, bass, catfish and sunfish died when trapped in a small pool that remained. [via]
Style’s Food Without Faces highlights some of the vegetarian-friendly options in town and gives props to Relish, describing is as “a stylish spot that caters to vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers alike with a constantly changing menu.”
Style’s weekly restaurant roundup, Short Order, is reporting the incipient arrival of Urban Flats Flatbread Co. to the Canal Walk, upstairs from Highwater, at Toad’s Place.
New RVA satire blog Tobacco Avenue has the scoop in Tiki Bob’s Cantina move to “add Skee-Ball, guy in oversized mouse costume”. From the post: “Bikini night is a lot of fun, like, I love bringing Cindy down here and she be shakin’ her thang an’ whatnot, know what I saying?” frequent Tiki’s customer Kyle [...]
Style Weekly is reporting that a resolution may be close for the Mayo Island Billboard (“which stands more than 90 feet high and is out of compliance with zoning regulations”). A deal may be in the works which would trade the sign to the city for an electronic billboard on Interstate 95 at the Fifth [...]
nbc12 is reporting that condo sales increased 40% last year in Richmond, specifically citing Vistas on the James as “a safe bet for developers”.
Next October 10-12 will mark the inaugural Richmond Folk Festival, the new local offshoot of the successful National Folk Festival from the past 3 years. The musical line-up has yet to de determined. Sponsors including Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond Times-Dispatch, Genworth Financial, First Market Bank, Philip Morris USA, SunTrust, Ukrop’s, the City of Richmond and [...]
The developer of the long-controversial Echo Harbor project (210 luxury condos, restaurant, health club, stores and offices) has called the recently released Downtown Master Plan “inherently flawed”, upset that the document blocks out his land as most appropriate as a park. The city government sends mixed messages, with 4th District Councilwoman Kathy C. Graziano said [...]
The first public hearing on the recently released updated Downtown Master Plan will be Monday, Dec.3rd at 6:30PM at the City Planning Commission meeting in the 5th floor conference room in City Hall. Backers of this vision of Richmond’s future are urging citizens to turn out to show their support for the plan.