Dorland, Hill, Shofner, Wilson show at Joe's ends...
Joe’s Inn in the Fan is showing a group show by four friends: Adam Dorland, Ben Hill, Matt Shofner and Brenna Wilson. They created their works specifically for this show at the popular Fan eatery. Original Article
The oldest house in the Fan
Harry Kollatz Jr. profiles The Columbia House at 1142 West Grace Street in the Jan/Feb issue of R Home Magazine. A former Civil War hospital and one of the buildings of the original College of Richmond, the house was built in 1816/1817 by Philip Haxall, one of Richmond’s early business giants. The house is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places (PDF). Original Article
Have you seen this stolen bicycle?
STOLEN BIKE: Black AtomLab ‘PIMP 2’ frame White Surly front fork Black Haro BMX Stem White DMR Wingbars, 3” rise with crossbar uncut Black Sun Rims Mammoth Rims, 36H 26” Steel triple butted spokes Black Surly hubs, 36H single speed rear Black TruVativ ‘Hussefelt’ crankset (36:16 If you have time to count it) Grey Juicy 5 front disc brake Black Juicy...
Rams run winning streak to seven
VCU improved to 10-3 (1-0 CAA) with a thrilling 76-75 overtime win over the Akron Zips last night: The Rams battled back from twelve down in the second half, getting two free throws from freshman Treveon Graham with 32 seconds left in regulation that would eventually send the game into OT where VCU would come away with the thrilling 76-75 road win. VCU has won 7 straight games. Next up on...
Great Debaters and MLK Day of Service
Grace Street's Candlelight Home Tour set for...
The West Grace Street Association is hosting its third annual Candlelight Home Tour on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 4-8PM. This walking tour features a selection of six beautiful and architecturally significant homes along West Grace street. The tour’s theme is A Taste of Grace. Guests will sample signature dishes presented by “celebrity” neighborhood restaurant chefs, and will taste...
Recent burglaries getting some attention
Burglars targeted several homes in The Fan and Museum District over the holidays. Homes on Grove, Grace, Main, Monument and Parkwood Avenue were all hit in the last few days. These burglars were mainly looking for electronics but actually stole food from one of these apartments. Original Article
Black Flag at Hard Times (1984)
Also on this show was Nig Heist and The Meat Puppets. In the 1980s, 1100 W. Cary Street, at the intersection of Cary and Harrison, was home to Hard Times, a club catering to Richmonds hardcore punk scene. Vacant for almost a decade, the corner building then housed a short-lived noodle shop, and then a satellite version of Indochine. Opening its doors again, the pale brick walls now...
s@mple set to open Jan.13th
s@mple, coming to the old Sprout space at 1 North Morris, has announced their grand opening for January 13. Owned by Adam Bell and run by Harold Lewis, formerly of DeLux, the restaurant will serve “international small plates” by chef Todd Butler. PHOTO: Shanghai Fried Rice via Facebook s@mple 1 North Morris Street firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook / samplerichmond.com Original...
NACCC Benefit Race every last Friday
In case you hadn’t heard, Richmond is hosting the North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) in 2012. […] This race is a fundraiser to help get all the necessary permits, prizes, and all that jazz for the NACCC in May. There will be one every Last Friday, starting at Lamplighter Roasting Company. Bring: bike, bag, pen, $5. Be there at 7PM. Original Article
Scuffletown is a great secret dogpark
Scuffletown is a great secret dogpark (as long as you don’t bring rabbits!): Instead of an alleyway dog run, we happened across a beautifully manicured area filled with fenced in plots of grass, bountiful flowers, tables, park benches, trash/recycling bins, dog bag dispensers, water bowls, rain barrels and brick walkways. We couldn’t believe it and both agreed this pretty huge park...
Burglaries on Main, Grace, Grove
BURGLARY 12/21/11 - 12/22/11 9:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 1618 Grove Avenue An unknown person(s) broke in and stole electronics. BURGLARY 12/22/11 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2726 W.Grace St. Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked residence and stole a handgun and watches. BURGLARY 12/23/11 – 12/26/11 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 1711 W. Main St. An unknown person(s) broke into the...
Signs of Good Taste: recollections & recipes from...
The Richmond community has another, though more limited, recipe collection documenting the history of some well known Fan restaurants. In 2000 Ann Meade Bensenfelder published Signs of Good Taste: recollections & recipes from Richmond’s historic Fan restaurants. Twelve vintage Fan restaurants were profiled: Buddy’s, Chiocca’s, Davis & Main, Helen’s, Joe’s Inn, Julian’s, Robin Inn, Sally...
What's your favorite Fan restaurant on a rainy...
Gotta place that makes it ok that it cold and wet outside? Original Article
Have you seen a Border Collie mix?
@MonkeyDogStudio: Lost dog flyer in the Fan #RVA, border collie mix lost Christmas night. http://yfrog.com/esschyj Original Article
Have you seen a yellow lab?
Lost yellow lab mix (Grove and shields) Lost female lab mix. Weighs 40 lbs, very friendly, has a mole under eye! ****. She is greatly missed family dog who needs her medication daily****** Please call 641-5078 Original Article
Fan-area restaurants heavily represented in Elbys...
The January 2012 issue of Richmond Magazine has info on the 2012 Elbys, a new awards and recognition program for the Richmond region’s restaurant community. The Elbys, named for renowned French Chef and Richmonder Paul Elbling, will be given out on Sunday evening, February 12, 2012. These awards will recognize winners from a list of nominees in nine categories. Net ticket proceeds will...
The Christmas Car!
A Neverending Story has some great photo of the Christmas car at Monument and Strawberry. Original Article
Dog attempts to attack Santa's reindeer on Stuart...
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Robbery at Shields and Main, stolen guns on Grace
ROBBERY 12/21/11 8:00 p.m. 00 block of North Shields Avenue A male reported he was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male. BURGLARY 12/19/11 – 12/21/11 4:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1210 W. Franklin St. An unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole a laptop and electronic games. BURGLARY 12/21/11 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 2716 W. Grace St. A resident noticed two handguns were...
FDA November meeting minutes posted
Minutes from the Nov.1 Fan District Association Board Meeting have been posted (PDF) [via]. Includes: treasurer’s report, crime info, zoning and code enforcement, more: Lt Capriglione noted that although serious crime is down in the Fan, they are still dealing with excessive noise and other quality of life issues. Implementing the noise ordinance is still a major focus. The Republic...
Terra Gypsy opens on Main Street
The self-described “hippy style boutique” Terra Gypsy opened fairly recently on Main Street near Robinson Street. Terra Gypsy 2528 West Main Street Facebook Original Article
First impressions of Peacock's Pantry?
Peacock’s Pantry 1731 West Main Street (804)732-3333 Urbanspoon / Yelp Original Article
Project Clean Move aims to help students and...
The City is initiating a new multi-pronged program called Project Clean Move designed to keep neighborhoods clean and help students, landlords and property owners during student relocations. Project Clean Move encourages students to get an early start in planning their move and seeks to educate and bring awareness about laws related to illegal dumping and trash accumulation as well as...
Police seek suspects in stabbing
The Richmond Police Department today issued a call for help in identifying suspects in Sunday’s stabbing. Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to find and identify two men involved in the stabbing of another man in the Fan District. Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, a fight broke out in the 1500 block of West Main Street between two groups of men. During the struggle,...
Naked man smashes car window on Main Street
VW with a lawn chair through the windshield at Main and Robinson, allegedly by a naked man. Original Article
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Richmond...
Found on the city’s site: map of bicycle and pedestrian accidents 2000-2010. Web Map by georgeae (last modified: October 11, 2011) Original Article
Police officer injured in tussle on Park Avenue
Police were initially called out to a home at the intersection of Shields and Park Avenues just after 1:00am for a call of an assault in progress. […] when the officer arrived, he found a domestic situation, and when he tried to intervene, there was a struggle with the male suspect. […] the officer was hit in the face and then injured his ankle when he lost his footing on a...
supersportshaun: yo so i just ran from my crib to campus , tell me why on my way back up main , i see a old dude that look like freddy krueger carrying a burlap sac that was big enough for a child/midget on his shoulders and that shit was moving … Richmond is one weird ass city
VCU Rams take on UAB Blazers
The VCU Rams (7-3, 1-0 CAA) host the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (2-6, 0-0 C-USA) on Tuesday night at the Siegel Center in a non-conference game. This year’s UAB squad is probably better than its 2-6 record indicates. The Blazers have lost to quality teams Creighton, Murray State, Wichita State and Kent State. That being said, UAB has also lost (at home) to...
Foreclosures on Grove, Hanover
A Richmond BizSense look at recent foreclosures in the area lists 21 in Richmond and 2 in the area. 2129 Hanover Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220 Execution of a certain deed of trust-original principal amount: $417,000 Foreclosure date: December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Trustee: Samuel I. White 3116 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 Execution of a certain deed of trust-original principal amount:...
Main Street then and now
An Alix Bryan profile of Mulligans also looks at the impact that Ed Eck has had on the area around Harvie and Main Streets over the past few decades. Original Article
Man stabbed in fight over woman (UPDATED)
Police tell [nbc12]] two men were fighting over a woman around 2:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of W. Main Street. At one point, one of the men stabbed the other. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Original Article
Counter protesters protest protesters of protest...
Protesters came out to the Lee monument to protest “some fuckers wavin’ confederate flags in front of civil war monuments who were all pissy” after signs were posted overnight on some of the Civil War monuments along Monument Avenue. Original Article
VCU Rams host UNCW Seahawks tonight at Siegel...
The #1-ranked-in-the-CAA VCU Rams (6-3, 0-0) take on the young UNC Wilmington Seahawks (2-5, 0-0) tonight in their conference opener. Veteran Coach Buzz Peterson took over in 2010-11 with hopes of resurrecting the wayward ‘Hawks. He signed a talented recruiting class of eight freshmen, including high-scoring guard Adam Smith, an early favorite for CAA Rookie of the Year. The Seahawks also...
Bombolini, Peacock's Panty open on Main Street
The take out and pasta shop Bombolini Pasta and the Peacock’s Pantry restaurant both opened recently on Main Street. Original Article
Flavor profiles The Empress
Flavor Magazine profiles The Empress in their December issue: It’s not just breakfast. The Empress – distinguished by its red awning – serves lunch and a dinner of small plates and stays open late for dessert. And it caters to some of the tougher palates in the business – vegans, vegetarians, and those who avoid gluten – while satiating omnivores (and locavores) at the same time. Original...
Strawberry Street gets gussied up for the holidays
Strawberry and Grove Ave - [Via the FDA Facebook] Original Article
Guerilla signs added to monuments over night
nbc12 has the details on new signs that have popped up on the monuments: The signs, on white circular pieces of wood, show the outline of faces that have been influential in the fight for civil rights — including prominent slaves and an interracial couple that fought to break down barriers in the sixties. Underneath each painting is a white cloth stapled on with a bio of each...
On Cary Street. via North Lombardy Original Article
Self-repair bike stands now at VCU
The self-repair bike stands have finally arrived. Currently, two stations exist and await your return from the holiday break — one at Johnson Hall and one at the McGuire Annex. According to VCU Goes Green, two more are on their way. [via] Original Article
Holiday Glitter: Monument Avenue After Dark...
Experience Monument Avenue in its holiday finery on this walking tour of Richmond’s most famous street. A National Historic Landmark, Monument Avenue is lined with grand homes that are especially sparkly during the holidays. Dress comfortably and bring a flashlight. This tour is offered by the Valentine Richmond History Center on both December 26th and 27th. The cost is $10 per person...
Burglary on Franklin Street
BURGLARY 12/9/11 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 900 block of West Franklin Street An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole cash, jewelry and an iPod. Original Article