From a February 1979 issue of VCU’s Commonwealth Times. Original Article
Fire behind Baja Bean
804Richmond got photos from last night’s fire behind Baja Bean Company. According to the Richmond Fire Department, there was a fire in the 1500 block of Floyd Avenue. Fire appears to have been in the alley that spread to a shed and reached powerlines. Original Article
Cowboys and Indians.
lisainthefield: Walked out back to grab a snack from Lombardy market: I pass a homeless man rifling through our garbage. I always get super paranoid that I’ve thrown away sensitive financial information or something like that that they can find and use. This man had something else of mine perched defiantly on his head: The costume cowboy hat I bought for halloween last year.
Saunders Station post office on list for closing
The United States Postal Service announced recently it is reviewing 3,700 retail locations across the country for possible closure, including the Saunders Station location on Broad Street. Original Article
Bombolini Pasta moving into old Ecologic building
Bombolini Pasta is moving into the old Ecologic building: For three years, John and Lolita Kreckman have sold their freshly made pasta at farmers markets across Richmond. Ellwood Thompson’s and RelayFoods also carry their pastas, and they supply some Richmond restaurants. […] The company recently bought the 4,500-square-foot retail building at 1600-1608 West Main St., which was most...
Robbery on Main, burglary on Grace
ROBBERY 7/28/11 4:15 a.m. 2100 block of West Main Street A male reported he was robbed by an unknown male. THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 7/27/11 – 7/28/11 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2600 block of West Main Street An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS unit, iPod, FM transmitter and a bag of cell phones left in plain view. BURGLARY 7/26/11 – 7/28/11 ...
Jonny Z Festival coming in August
A message from Marlene at Art180: I wanted to make sure you all had Saturday, August 13, on your calendar for the 4th Annual Jonny Z Festival! As always, it will be on the block in front of Joe’s Inn. We’ll have the best of the past festivals as well as some fun new additions—especially activities for children. I hope you’ll make it by for local art, live music, a glass...
Fan street sweeping scheduled for August 15-19
Fan street sweeping is scheduled for August 15-19. Don’t go on vacation and get your car towed. Original Article
Celebrate National Night Out with your neighbors
Please join your Fan district neighbors and friends on Tuesday, August 2nd for the National Night Out celebration in Meadow Park. Once again, the Fan District Association will provide food, drink and a few surprises as we recognize the importance of “leaving the lights on” in our neighborhood. Some of Richmond’s finest will be there to emphasize the importance of safe neighborhoods and our...
City Council approves new noise ordinance
After months of work, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a “sound control” ordinance to replace a noise ordinance that was declared unconstitutional and overbroad last year. Original Article
The Village (1963)
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Six Burner is "one of Richmond’s best eateries"
richmond.com has nice words for Six Burner: A great restaurant never rests on its laurels. Six Burner was good several years ago when we had our first meal there, but they have since built on their experience to elevate themselves to a great restaurant. An original menu paired with a comfortable and elegant space and professional and personable service makes Six Burner one of Richmond’s best...
Have you seen Baby?
Missing kitten, 12-13 weeks old, brown-white-gray mix with a white neck and white feet. She has been missing for a little over a day. May respond to “Baby.” If you find her please email me! Thanks. Original Article
What if 20 people in Richmond seriously took it upon themselves to form a...– People Power | Back Page | Style Weekly - Richmond, VA local news, arts, and events. (via rosscatrow)
Time for another Lee's Chicken weather report
2nd Annual Biathlon rolls RVA today
The 2nd Annual Biathlon is today. Keep an eye out for bikes, they might have guns :) This event will be out of town friendly, so the checkpoints are below. Routing and order is up to you! * Lamplighter Roasting Company, 116 South Addison Street * Legend Brewing, West 7th Street * Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 East Clay Street * Richmond National Battlefield Visitor’s Center, 3215 East...
Carytown Restaurant Week participants and menus →
wotbn: During “Taste of Carytown” Restaurant Week (August 1-6), the neighborhood’s fine dining establishments will feature a one-time-only, $25 three-course prix fixe, while its more casual restaurants will offer special bargain menus of their own, with each participating restaurant donating 10% of the…
Man said to be drunk smashes cars on Monument
Police said Comer’s car struck and damaged at least five vehicles in the 1800 block of Monument Avenue just after 4 a.m. Thursday. They are also investigating damage to other cars several blocks away to see if they are connected. Original Article
Danielle writes in: On Tuesday morning I saw a cat get hit by a dark blue SUV on Grace (1600 block). It was brownish/gray and didn’t have a collar or tags, but I’m pretty sure it lived on that block because I’d seen it around […]. It ended up dying on the way to Carytown emergency vet. It all happened pretty quickly so it wasn’t in pain for too long. […]...
Selba opens Saturday
Selba is thrilled to announce a soft-opening Saturday night around 7, light fare and cocktails! Original Article
Have you seen this chow/lab mix?
Lost tan chow/lab mix. 7 months old. Last seen on Grove and Sheilds. Please call 804-986-9440 Original Article
RUMOR: Julep's looking at old Davis & Main...
It’s no secret that the Julep’s New Southern Cuisine owner has had plans for a second restaurant (called Mint New Casual Cuisine) in the back of her mind for years, but now rumors are swirling that she might well have found the right location. Original Article
Car slams into Piccola's restaurant near VCU
At approximately 2:20pm, two cars were involved in an accident that damaged the entryway of Piccola’s restaurant. The accident occurred on the 1100 block of W. Main St., across the street from VCU’s Harris Hall building, where Main and Harrison streets intersect. The investigating officer indicated that the offending vehicle, driving north, ran a red light and caused the oncoming traffic....
Attempted purse snatching on Monument
ATTEMPTED PURSE SNATCHING 7/18/11 8:30 a.m. 1800 block of Monument Avenue A female reported an unknown male tried to steal her purse. Original Article
Police seeking suspects in restaurant and retail...
[gallery link=”file” columns=”2”] Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify two men who have been stealing money from several Fan businesses during the past month. Both men walked into several Fan restaurants and retail shops during business hours and were able to enter back rooms or management offices, steal money and leave without being noticed. ...
You've successfully managed to steal the holy...
Dear Loser: Congraduhlatitshuns! You’ve successfully managed to steal the holy grail of unsellable, worthless crap! If you scrape off all the sticker gunk, peek at all my porn before you wipe out the hard drive, and have the missing/broken keys replaced with bottle caps, you’ll probably have something worth a good 13 bucks. Oh, make sure you FIND A NEW BATTERY before you sell it!...
Richmond Zine Fest fundraiser at Rumors
Richmond Zine Fest will be tabling at Rumors (404 N. Harrison) at July 19th, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Stop by to help us raise money for this year’s fest as well as to learn more information about opportunities to participate and/or volunteer. Richmond Zine Fest will be held Oct. 8, 2011 at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Check back for more details about the Fest and other related...
Matt Lisk, Annie Crane, and Birdie Busch on...
The Listening Room returns to the Firehouse Theater on Tuesday July 19 7:30PM with Matt Lisk, Annie Crane, and Birdie Busch. Coffee by Apropos Roasters Baked Goods by Ipanema and Garnett’s Cafe Printing by Wythken Printing Photos by Richmond Camera Pros Sponsored by The Richmond Scene Original Article
Shooting on Floyd Avenue?
A reader writes in citing a report on nbc12: “A man was shot this morning at 1:00 AM near the controversial Fanhouse restaurant on Floyd Ave. NBC12 reports that the shooting was likely accidental and that a suspect has been charged.” I can’t find a link, anybody got anything on this? Original Article
Mr. T portraits at Video Fan
[VIA Mr. T Portraits - Video Fan RVA] Original Article
Burglary, abduction, moped theft
BURGLARY 7/14/11 10:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. 2300 block of West Main Street An unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole a laptop and cash. MOPED THEFT 7/15/11 10:00 p.m. – 3:52 a.m. 2000 block of Monument Avenue An unknown person(s) stole a locked and chained moped. ABDUCTION 7/8/11 7:40 a.m. 800 block of North Boulevard A...
Gritty but charming
Corks and Caftans has some love for Kuba Kuba: The setting is a bit unlikely, planted in the part of a slate-roofed, residential neighborhood where you might instead expect to see a flower shop or quiet real estate office, if any commerce at all. No chairs match, blue neon lights illuminate murals over brick, heat wafts from the open kitchen, stores of jarred and canned goods fill open shelves...
Free movies start tonight
The city’s free movies in the park kicks off tonight in Byrd Park. Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will kick off its third year of free movies in the park on Friday, July15, at 8 p.m. with the showing of “Megamind” in Byrd Park beside Fountain Lake. The animated film features Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Tina Fey in a sci-fi comedy that...
Champignon from Avignon
Special Today!!! Champignon from Avignon - $5 Slightly spicy, sherry-sauteed crimini mushrooms served with roasted garlic. Original Article
Rowland and Main (1959)
History Pin is a map-based interface for finding historical photos of very specific locations. For many, you can even overlay the historic photo over a more current view and easily toggle back and forth. [via] Original Article
In 1966, Eton’s was located at 938 West Grace Street, one block away from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University). During the 1960’s, the bar was a popular spot for gay gatherings. However, Richmond Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) officials banned students from patronizing in 1967. The Alcohol and Beverage Control Board brought up...
Among the many goodies on consignment at Blue Elephant… Original Article
Summer concerts at Meadow Park
The Fan District Association is hosting a series of summer concerts in the late afternoon and evening at Meadow Park (Park and Meadow Streets): July 10: Roger Carroll and Chez Roue August 6: Jonny Z Festival August 14: The Glass Brothers Original Article
Fields in the Alley throws down on the hush hush
These are the photos of last night’s Fields in the Alley in the Fan provided by Sarah. A great turn out with us serving somewhere around 40 people. Richmond pop-up Fields in the Alley: Information-ally, a pop-up restaurant just appears and disappears with, well, whim. Typically stationed in a closed restaurant or vacant food arena (with permissions, of course), it is an underground ...
Pie is pretty much the best thing ever
To reaffirm our faith in this controversial culinary art, my boyfriend and I sampled slices from two of the city’s most revered pie houses: Joe’s Inn and Garnett’s Cafe, both highly recommended by my ultra-scientific Twitter poll. At Joe’s Inn, we opted for Peanut Butter Pie with Oreo Crust. Next time you stop in, I suggest you do the same. A fair weather friend of peanut butter, even I loved...
Lost a Chihuahua?
FOUND OLD CHIHUAHUA (Strawberry St & Stuart Ave) Found an old, female chihuahua today, around 5pm. She’s white with black spots and a tan face. Has a cataract in one of her eyes, has no collar. Please call 804-836-0450 to recover. Original Article
Critical Mass ride set for July 4
A July 4 Critical Mass ride will roll up Broad and down Cary: Leilani from the Wingnut RVA is coordinating a July 4th Critical Mass ride. As we understand it, this will be more along the lines of Critical Manners than Critical Sass. Critical Mass was designed to show the strength of cyclists – that yes, we are all human beings – and yes we can share the road with other vehicles. Please keep...