Rate increases in natural gas, water, wastewater...
Ross Catrow: I promise to stop being an asshole →
rosscatrow: We’ve run a couple of articles on RVANews recently about bicycling, bicycle advocacy, and making Richmond a more bike-friendly town. I was expecting the comments to be of the “Bicycling is so great, I just wish drivers would pay more attention to cyclists!” vein. But, turns out, there are …
Scooter stolen on Strawberry Street
My scooter was stolen at some point last night from out front of the store, 425 Strawberry. 2004 Honda Metro II, red and white with windshield, front basket, rear luggage rack. About 3,300 miles on it. Has a bunny sticker on the side and is missing the bit of plastic that goes around the key ignition. Original Article
Property values drop with 2012 reassessment
The 2012 reassessments are in the mail and online and seem to show a consistent decline in value of 5-10% across the city. Original Article
Have you seen Iris the ferret?
I think Iris snuck out this afternoon (friday) from my place at Grove Ave. and Strawberry St. She is playful and doesn”t bite. She’s a light colored ferret with a skunk strip instead of a robber mask. please call or text catherine at 804-387-0122 Original Article
Have you seen Trevor?
My cat got let out last night and I haven’t been able to find him yet. He escaped from my house on Robinson near Cary. His name is Trevor, but I have been calling him Kitty. He answers when you go “psspsspss”. He is 3 years old, very friendly. My girlfriend bought him for me as a birthday present just 2 weeks ago because she knows I love cats. He unfortunately didn’t have...
Fire on Park Avenue (1964)
Shafer closed today and tomorrow
Shafer Street between Grace Street and Broad Street will be closed Wednesday, June 22 through Thursday June 23 during construction on top of the parking deck. Original Article
Real estate reassessment resumes in July
In anticipation of the 2012 land book and resumption of reassessment, Assessor’s Office will publish new assessed values on July 1, 2011. You will be mailed a reassessment notice at that time. If you believe that the reassessed value is incorrect, you will have the opportunity to file an appeal to Assessor’s Office during the month of July. Call or email The Assessor’s Office if you have any...
2nd District meeting on Wednesday
There will 2nd District meeting this Wednesday night, June 22, at 5:30PM at the Main Library on Franklin Street. Given the focus of Mr.Samuel’s recent newsletter, expect the proposed new noise ordinance (PDF) to be a topic on the agenda. Over the past 18 months a thoughtful and dedicated work group collaborated to review and revise the noise control policies of the City. Consultations...
Weekend crime report
BURGLARY 6/15/11 – 6/18/11 12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. 1000 block of West Franklin Street An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole change, a laptop, a knife and a bicycle. THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 6/15/11 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 1700 block of Park Avenue An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole keys. THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 6/16/11...
Foreclosure on Rowland
A Richmond BizSense look at recent foreclosures in the city lists 15 in Richmond, including 108 North Rowland Street. Original Article
South China, Small Sur on Tuesday at Listening...
The Listening Room returns to the Firehouse Theater on Tuesday June 21 7:30PM with South China (ME) and Small Sur (MD). Coffee by Apropos Roasters Baked Goods by Ipanema and Garnett’s Cafe Sponsored by The Richmond Scene Original Article
Wanna be an anarchist?
The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be having an interest meeting and presentation at 1pm on Saturday June 25th at the Really Really Free Market in Monroe Park at the corner of Main and Laurel. Generally speaking the Anarchist Black Cross is a prison abolition and political prisoner support group. To find out more about what we mean when we say that, come to this meeting/presentation! ...
Chris Milk at Lamplighter
The bathroom at Lamplighter is also known as their art gallery. Currently, the featured artist is Chris Milk. Original Article
American Way gives Richmond the cover
Richmond is featured in this month’s American Way, the magazine for American Airlines. Richmond’s wartime past and recovery will be remembered in 2011 during the yearlong commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, but for visitors, the city’s cultural rebound is just as striking. Richmond’s recent battles have been with the kind of identity crises facing a lot...
Foreclosures on Park, Stafford
A Richmond BizSense look at recent foreclosures in the city lists 19 in Richmond, including 1618 Park Avenue (above) and 207 North Stafford Avenue. Original Article
Have you seen Floyd?
#RVA Fan ppl there’s a brown boxer mix on the lose named Floyd, he was spooked by fireworks. I have owners #. @ if u see him Original Article
What if your neighbors had chickens?
Why all the fuss about backyard chickens? Proponents say that homegrown poultry offers a multitude of benefits — environmental, social and nutritional. A hen clucks much more softly than a dog barks, generates less waste and offers an ideal alternative for people who wish to avoid factory farms. “It’s a basic food right to me,” says Copeland Casati, who started Chickunz. Original Article
Fan House gives in, removes downstairs bar
After a year of wrangling with his Fan District neighbors, Fanhouse owner Sunny Zhao has thrown in the bar towel. […] Zhao has spent the last few days remodeling, Shewmake says. He aims to reopen Thursday, June 16, with a new look, a fresh menu, and no bar on the first floor. Original Article
Reward for return of stolen tall bike
Keep an eye out for this bike, stolen Sunday morning, June 12th from near Grace and Robinson. Reward is now a custom made tallbike for yourself plus $100 cash. Original Article
Arrest made in Addison robbery
ROBBERY (X2) 6/14/11 12:44 a.m. 100 block of South Addison Avenue A male and female reported they were robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male. An arrest was made. Original Article
Lunch on the cheap at Lombardy Market
Several people had recommended the Lombardy Market’s sandwiches to me so, I went for a quick to-go lunch while on the run. It was worth the trip. […] For $3.85, the turkey sandwich on a croissant from the Lombardy Market is a hard lunch to beat for the price. Original Article
Crocker fighting to get meals tax repealed
Jake Crocker created the Repeal the Meal Tax Facebook page last week. So far more than 200 people have liked Crocker’s Facebook page. Crocker, who is part owner of Lady N’awlins and F.W. Sullivan’s in Richmond’s Fan District, wants the city to get rid of the tax it places on restaurant and other prepared foods. Original Article
Five buildings VCU will tear down next month
Vintage Richmond gets down to it with Five buildings VCU will tear down next month. I thought I would give a face to the buildings VCU is planning to raze next month. Will the world end when these five buildings are torn down? Of course not. But VCU has quietly (and not so quietly at times) been removing old historic buildings for decades. Original Article
Fan concert series kicks off today
The 1st Fan District Summer Concert will happen today, Sunday the 12th of June at 6PM with Susan Greenbaum performing at Meadow Park (at Park and Meadow). Bring a lawn chair and a cooler (no alcohol). The ice cream man will be there… Original Article
Fan House withdraws request to amend SUP
Jan Girardi, 2nd District Liaison, said on Friday: Mr. Samuels received confirmation that the Fan House has withdrawn their ordinance and we are looking into what this means going forward. It will not be on the docket Monday night. Original Article
The future of Davis & Main remains uncertain
The makeshift sign reads “Closed Today,” but a Fan restaurant’s future remains much more uncertain. I frowned as I peeked through the glass of Davis & Main. The restaurant was dark and chairs were methodically upended on tables. I knocked on the front glass and a middle-aged man emerged. Owner Robert Nolan, who wears a kempt salt-and-pepper beard, was both reticent and slightly despondent...
High school graduations will bring traffic to VCU...
Have you seen Stella?
Lost Beagle (The Fan) Lost Beagle…answers to “Stella”…pink collar…Tri-Colored (White with black and tan spots) Female with neutering tattoo Escaped from back yard in The Fan on Sat 6/4 Much loved family pet… Original Article
Take a minute to water a new tree
The Richmond Tree Stewards want your help in watering the city’s new street trees with their “How to Water 2,000 Trees” project: It simply is not possible to take care of this many trees without community assistance. All we are asking is that folks who have a new street tree (planted this year or last) near their home, church or business water that tree. Directions for...
Fan District Association urges action on Fan House
A message went out today to Fan District Association members: Recently, your board took a position regarding the request of the property lessee at 2526 Floyd Ave., also known as The Fanhouse. This position was to oppose the requested amendment to the existing special use permit. The history of The interaction by and between your board and The Fan House has been lengthy, with meetings with both...
Kuba Kuba on Food Network tonight
@Buddysplace: Manny from Kuba Kuba will be on the Food Network at 10pm tonight! Original Article
Ipanema, Sprout, Black Sheep showcased on...
Real Richmond’s VCU/Fan: Alternative Eats is a walking and eating tour set for June 11: VCU/Fan: Alternative Eats – Saturday, June 11th, July 9th 2PM More fun than college, savor the flavors of RVA on this 1.5 mile walking tour that walks us through VCU’s vibrant and Victorian (and victorious!!!) Monroe Park Campus with a pop over into Carver. Eat local like a local at Sprout, The Black Sheep,...
Vintage toaster @ Blue Elephant
I don’t know if you guys remember the movie The Brave Little Toaster, but to this day vacuuming over the vacuum cord freaks me out. Anyway, the toaster in the movie was modeled after the 1950’s Toastmaster toaster. We have one in working condition that’s been consigned with us! We also have a couple of very cute vintage toaster covers in right now. If I didn’t have a...
RVA News has a nice look at Video Fan… Original Article
Eldridge Bagley at Glave Kocen
Eldridge Bagley’s A Sense of Place opens Friday from 6-9PM at Glave Kocen Gallery and runs June 03 - July 02, 2011. Like his iconic images of rural life, Bagley’s presence in the world of contemporary art has proved enduring. He has gathered a flock of dedicated fans and collectors nearly forty years in the making, who eagerly anticipate his new work each summer. This June, Eldridge...
Have you seen Buster?
Buster got out… Help. He’s is a small shitzu with sandy beige hair, a little black on the tips of his ears. He looks like a duster. Please, if found call Holly at 804-617-9172. Thank you Original Article
Live at Ipanema R.I.P
With sad eyes and heavy hearts we say farewell to one of our longest running, most popular, and most interesting features: Live at Ipanema. Each and every month for the last two years the magnanimous Kendra Feather, owner of Ipanema and Garnett’s, hosted a different, wonderful, local band and provided the recordings to you, dear Richmond. Original Article
Theft, burglary on Grace, Mulberry
BURGLARY 5/31/11 12:00 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. 1100 block of West Grace Street Two unknown females and an unknown male broke into the residence and stole an AC unit and alcohol. Three arrests were made. THEFT FROM BUILDING 5/26/11 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1000 block of West Grace Street A known person stole money from a wallet in the building. THEFT...