“You can be wearing a bathing suit and sandals, you can come here straight from work,” Gleason said. “We really just want people to come and have a good time.”
Roberts said she hopes Richmond will have at least a few more weeks of warm weather before winter sets in, but they’re prepared either way. Flatheads will offer indoor, heated seating on the second deck and is in the process of installing mesh paneling and heaters on the upper deck.
She said the upgrades will give customers a chance to enjoy the river, even in less-than-ideal weather.
“We really want people to understand what this river means to Richmond,” Roberts said.