The Dragon Boat Festival yesterday at Rockets Landing was a crowd-pleasing success. Locals and teams from as far afield as Baltimore and South Carolina competed in the 20+ races. Phil Riggan has a great write-up with photos and Bart has some good words and photos from the festival as well.
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Craigslist has word on a dog that has been found near Rocketts Landing: There is a sad chocolate-colored male dog wandering around Rocketts. He looks a bit like a chow-chow but I’m no expert. He has only a flea collar on his neck. His hair is very long right now, almost looks like he has [...]
wric8 has scant information on a body found near Rocketts: Richmond Police are investigating a suspicious situation after a report of a body being found near Rockett’s Landing Friday afternoon. According to Richmond Police officials, officers responded to the area of Williamsburg Avenue near East Main Street around 3 p.m. Friday.
The Rocketts Landing blog has a write-up on on last week’s opening of work by world-renowned and Richmond-based photographer Shaun Irving: Turning a truck into a giant camera began as a joke in college. Irving ruminated on the concept for a few years, but the idea never left him. So in 2004, using all of [...]
Richmond Magazine is reporting that Executive Chef Roger Murphy is leaving his 10 year post with Old Original Bookbinder’s to work with the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing. Bookbinder’s new Executive Chef is Matthew Tlusty. “It was a big decision for me to leave there to go to the Boathouse, but I just feel that we’re [...]
Photos of the almost-ready Boathouse at Rocketts Landing went online today. The sister location to The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Midlothian, the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is set to open next Friday, August 14.
According to the RTD, Zuppa is planning to move from its current location in Shockoe Bottom to Rocketts Landing. Business is picking up at Rocketts Landing, with the addition of a popular Shockoe Bottom restaurant and a commercial developer opening new office at the development straddling the city boundary with eastern Henrico County. [via]
The Rocketts Landing Captain’s Blog has a neat aerial photo of the ongoing development by Tom Stiles’ Sky Shots. The Rocketts Landing development project is of particular interest to Stiles because of its size and location. “It’s nice to see a new development in the old, industrial landscape that surrounds Richmond,” he said. “Unlike other [...]
The Virginia Boat Club & VCU Crew Club will host Richmond’s first and only collegiate regatta. Teams participating in this event include Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, George Mason University, North Carolina State University and University of Maryland at Baltimore County. The event will take place on March 29th from 9:00- 2:00 at Rocketts [...]
The folks at Rocketts Landing have been hard at work getting Richmond’s only private marina ready for the 2009 boating season. The marina’s first stage includes 40 slips that span the first phase of Rocketts’ waterfront and accommodate boats up to 45 feet in length. Slips are currently available for lease and are scheduled to [...]
As previously mentioned, the River District expects two new restaurants in 2009. Style Weekly has the story: The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing: It could be summer or fall for the first restaurant in the neighborhood east of downtown. Wood-fired pizzas, drinks on the deck, river views from two levels and tented event space on the [...]
The Rocketts Landing blog has some some details about what’s next: … the next phase of construction at Rocketts will bring a handful of upscale townhomes to the banks of the James River. I’d very much like to say they’re a stones-throw from the water. I’m confident I can easily throw a stone from where [...]
The RTD has a look at the next phase for Rocketts Landing, “to build five swank riverbank town houses”: The development’s next phase — the Riverbank Terraces — is designed to reflect the elegant architecture along Monument Avenue, said Marti Cooke, the project’s director of sales and marketing. [...] The town homes, ranging from 3,240 [...]
The Rocketts landing Captain’s Blog says that the Power Plant building, the first building at Rocketts to be entirely commercial, “could be substantially completed by September” and that “the developers are in talks with restaurants to take some of the space”.