Archive for “Manchester”

Police to do a walk through Manchester tonight

City getting ready to build walkway from Manchester to Brown’s Island

Apartments to replace old Manchester Burger King

Richmond has more apartment news for our area. This time it will be smaller apartments and a smaller rental price. No unit is expected to be over $1,000 a month. But developers Sam McDonald and Mark Scordo of Property Results have something a little different in mind for their planned $10 million project on […]

Two Earthday Festivals this year battle for your eco-soul

In a move that makes little sense to me it has been determined that the highly successful Manchester Earthday Festival needs to split into two locations. There will be the Richmond Earth Day Festival (Enrichmond Foundation) in 17th Street Farmer’s Market and the RVA Earth Day Festival and Celebration (Style Weekly) in Manchester.

Richmond Food Co-Op membership drive tonight

From the Press Release. The Richmond Food Cooperative, a member-owned, full-service grocery store, launched its membership campaign today (1/29). The Co-op will source local and sustainable produce, while also offering a full array of household goods. It will be open for shopping to the public, but members will receive a discounted price on their groceries

Blue Bee Cider holding a tasting today

Blue Bee Cider is hosting a fresh juice tasting today in Manchester. You can swing by their (still in-progress) tasting room from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM for samples of their juice made from 100% Virginia Gold apples. The tasting room is located next to Legend Brewing Company at 212 W. 6th Street. For more on […]

Richmond Good Life Gets Detailed With Ejay Rin’s Pork Ramen

The mini review, which only covers the pork ramen at Ejay Rin is positive. The reason is that another review of the restaurant failed to look at this signature dish. I like that the mini review dissects all the elements of the dish with a photo. Go to the review to see what each number […]

Change Up at Ejay Rin has the news on a change in menu and a special dinner for cheapskates. According to co-owner Andy Howell, the biggest menu changes are “Big Meals, a couple different noodle preparations, our take on the fashionable Vietnamese sandwich Banh Mi and some constant desserts.”

Visions of a Green Manchester

Last night a group of Richmonders came together in a 151 year old building in Manchester to share their visions of a green, welcoming Manchester.

Valentine Richmond History Center Walk

From the Valentine website; May 2 (2-4pm) Manchster; Located south of the James River, Manchester was once a major port city and for three years was the county seat of Chesterfield. Incorporated into the city of Richmond in 1910, Manchester enjoyed a mid-century heyday and is now undergoing efforts to recapture its roots. Meet at […]

Mayo/14th Street Bridge Closed Tomorrow

If you take the Mayo/14th Street bridge to work you need to change your route for most of the month of April. Starting on Sunday, April 4 at 9 p.m., the Mayo Bridge and Dock Street between 18th and 21st Street will close for routine maintenance. The flood walls are important to keep the James […]

Richmond Slumlord Watch Looks South

Richmond Slumlord Watch is a site that checks into properties that are slipping into decay. Usually the efforts are focused on the other side of the river but they have spotted two on the southside that need some attention. Head to the link above to see the details on the two properties below, including a […]

City Council to Consider Rezoning Parts of Manchester

From RTD; The effort is designed to implement recommendations of the Downtown Master Plan. For example, it would swap a standard M-2 heavy-industrial zoning along the James River for a more flexible RF-2 “riverfront” designation, which would accommodate residential, commercial and office uses, plus building heights of up to 13 stories, said Brooke Hardin, the […]

Promote Your Business At Spring Bada-Bing

From Modern Atelier; Spring Bada-Bing is back, 5 years and going strong! Thanks to all who contributed, your samples and promos are a big hit. There is always a line at the door before the show because people want to make sure they get a swag bag! :-) We are giving out 250 promotional bags […]

Traffic Improvements Coming To Manchester

From NBC12: But soon, your walk may not be so nerve-racking. The city is spending $421,000 in state grants to improve the safety here. Soon, you’ll see most of the side lights between 7th and 15th Streets disappear. Traffic arms with new traffic signals will appear over the roads. Also, new cross walk signals will […]

Kudos For Manchester Steps Work

It was the local Sierra Club group Fall of the James that pointed out the wonderful work that the James River Outdoor Coalition,  Blue Ridge Mountain Sports and Sportsbackers have done on building steps and platforms on the back side of the Manchester Climbing Wall.

Dance Company Coming to Manchester has the info on Ground Zero Dance coming to the Southbank in Manchester. Great to see so much happening down in Manchester now if we can just get some growth up in Westover Hills and Stratford Hills.; Ground Zero Dance is the resident company of Dogtown Dance Theatre, a new home for Richmond’s independent […]

Richmond Tours Manchester Lawfirm

Richmond takes us inside the law firm Gregory Kaplan which is located at 7 East Second Street in Manchester. A nice blending of old and new. It is nice to see old buildings re-purposed instead of torn down.

Opposition to Manchester on the James in RTD

This was discussed here when the vote was going down last week and now the RTD is covering the debate as well. Council members Kathy C. Graziano and Ellen F. Robertson supported Crosland’s request for $4.5 million in bonds even though they had voted against its special-use permit. They said they wouldn’t undermine a project […] Video of Manchester’s Indoor Dog Park

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ART 180′s Open Studio Series Begins Tonight

From the website: ART 180′s Open Studio Series provides an intimate glimpse at the art and ideas of young people in our fall 2009 programs. Help us celebrate and support young artists from our fall programs as they work to create change in their community. Join us in these three intimate gatherings to see their […]

Restaurant Review: Croaker’s Spot in Manchester

[photo courtesy of flickr user swhwartzray] A Saturday night is probably not the best night to try a new restaurant but our party of three decided to give the new Croaker’s Spot in Manchester a try and boy was the joint hopping! We bellied up to the bar for our 30 minute wait and goggled […]

Spruced Up Manchester Courthouse Opens

Did you know that the Manchester Courthouse is the only surviving public building in Manchester? RTD has pictures and more details: The historic Manchester Courthouse in South Richmond is back in business, after a $23 million, court-ordered expansion. City officials, judges and others gathered in Courtroom 1 yesterday to rededicate the 1872 courthouse as the […]

Manchester Rezoning Meeting Tonight

To continue the implementation of the Richmond Downtown Plan, the City of Richmond has set a Public Meeting for a potential rezoning of the Manchester Area for Thursday, November 19, from 5PM-6:30PM Open at the Sacred Heart Center (1400 Perry Street). The purpose of the meeting is to review the rezoning proposal, ask questions, and […]

Manchester Growth on NBC12

A story on NBC12 last night ties the renovation of the courthouse to a spurt of growth in Manchester. The new addition I am most looking forward to is Croaker’s Spot. Other new businesses include a bail bondsman, lawyer’s office, pizzeria, coffee shop and at least 50 apartments. Hopefully that growth will continue but I […]

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