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VCU grad eyes Franklin St. for new restaurant

VCU grad eyes Franklin St. for new restaurant

Michael Thompson March 2, 2015 0

An entrepreneur with a restaurant overseas plans to buy a vacant Shockoe Bottom space and open an upscale Caribbean and African restaurant. And his isn't the only Caribbean concept cropping up in the city.

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In Jackson Ward, double helping of new eateries

In Jackson Ward, double helping of new eateries

Michael Thompson February 27, 2015 0

The ever-evolving 2nd Street strip of restaurants will open with two new concepts in the coming weeks: a Korean takeout place and a barbecue and tamale spot.

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Cafe jumps into UVA territory

Cafe jumps into UVA territory

Michael Thompson February 26, 2015 0

A local cafe and restaurant concept has expanded to Main Street in Charlottesville. And its owners aren't done growing the concept here in Richmond.

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Starbucks opens on Boulevard

Starbucks opens on Boulevard

Michael Thompson February 25, 2015 0

The coffee chain, along with a new beer concept, are both up and running in a newly developed retail strip on North Boulevard.

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New tenant to revamp Fan bar

New tenant to revamp Fan bar

Michael Thompson February 25, 2015 5

The owner of two bars in Shockoe Bottom is moving into the Fan and will take over a large space on Main Street that has sat vacant since November.

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Chapter 11 halts auction on restaurant property

Chapter 11 halts auction on restaurant property

Michael Thompson February 20, 2015 0

A former bank building downtown was scheduled for auction on Thursday but was saved by a last-minute bankruptcy filing. The space's owner and local restaurateur took similar action last year to avoid the auction

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Thai food, music spot sets up on Broad

Thai food, music spot sets up on Broad

Michael Thompson February 19, 2015 3

Three friends - including a Rappahannock manager and a Fan noodle shop owner - are getting closer to opening their Thai concept near the Broadberry.

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Shockoe Bottom cafe to shut down

Shockoe Bottom cafe to shut down

Michael Thompson February 18, 2015 0

A coffee shop and community space that opened in Shockoe Bottom in 2008 is set to shut down later this month

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Carytown burger brand opens second spot

Carytown burger brand opens second spot

Michael Thompson February 17, 2015 0

A Carytown burger concept has opened the doors to its second location in Lakeside and has another Short Pump spot in the works.

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Midlothian restaurant expands to Fredericksburg

Midlothian restaurant expands to Fredericksburg

Michael Thompson February 13, 2015 0

A restaurant with an emphasis on beer that opened in 2011 in Westchester Commons is quickly expanding with $2 million plans in Fredericksburg and several franchises cropping up in other states.

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