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Loving Lemons is now open in the former Cyclus spot. The new retail shop across from ERA Vintage offers an array of gift items and accessories including purses and jewelry, and plans to be open Wednesday-Sunday.
An undated photo of the Fulton Gas Works and Chimborazo from the special collections at the Library of Virginia.
When Lee Gregory talks about “a special time” in Richmond, the chef of the youthful Roosevelt restaurant isn’t referring to the Washington Redskins’ recent first-ever training camp in Virginia’s capital or the city’s ongoing celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. What Lee is describing is a dining scene engaging enough to merit a drive from Washington,
a path this diner made twice over recent weekends.
Locals say corporate establishments in Richmond are giving way to more personal independent restaurants, a trend spurred in part by what Travis Croxton, a local oyster purveyor, calls a greater cultural awareness among diners and “chefs pushing each other,
in a friendly way.”
PHOTOS by Norm Shafer / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/27/love-from-d-c-for-dutch-and-co-and-the-roosevelt_28760/
eravintage: New for Fall! 3 piece glider/rocker/chair set. This sturdy set is in amazing condition. It has been kept & maintained indoors for years. $600.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/23/for-sale-gliderrockerchair-set_28704/
With the business closed since the building was condemned in mid-April, the future of the structure at Jefferson and 24th is in doubt.
The city lists the owner as MANN SELMA R & JOSEPHINE R KATZ RESIDUARY TR. Selma and Josephine are two sisters, both deceased; the executor of the estate is lawyer John Mann, son of Selma.
I spoke to Mr.Mann this past Thursday. He said that the building either needs to be fixed up or torn down, but that no decision had been made at this time.
I told Mr.Mann that rumor on the street was that the building might soon be rented out to a former tenant. He said that this was not so
He also said that the most recent tenant of the space was suing the estate. The allegation as I understand it is that the landlords (the estate) are responsible for the lost business due to the building being condemned, because the the condemnation was due to negligence on the part of the building’s owner.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/16/will-the-family-market-be-torn-down_28590/
Silver Persinger has video from a Tea Party Town Hall on Immigration held this past Monday, August 12 at Jefferson Park: Richmond, Virginia
Speakers included Roy Beck, President NumbersUSA, Helen Marie Taylor, Vice President, Eagle Forum, film maker Ron Maxwell, Republican Representative from Iowa, Congressman Steve King, George Rodriguez, Tea Party Patriots – San Antonio, Texas, Corey Stewart, Chairman at Large, Prince William County Board of Supervisors, from Black American Leadership Alliance, Leah Durant, Founder, and Kevin Martin, and from The Remembrance Project, Maria Espinoza, Founder and Director and Laura Wilkerson.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/15/tea-party-town-hall-on-immigration-at-jefferson-park_28578/
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/15/did-somebody-say-pizza_28569/
Josh Bilder has been making the rounds sharing updated redevelopment plans for the East End Theater in advance of going before Planning and City Council for a Special Use Permit. The ordinance for the SUP is to be introduced in September, which should put it before Planning and Council in October. Aspects of the design will be before CAR at their August 27 meeting.
The proposed redevelopment would convert the theater and a new construction addition into 22 market rate apartments. The apartments would be predominately 1 bedroom units at 630 square feet, with a number of 2 bedroom units at 890 square feet. The theater lot is zoned UB, and is adjacent to areas zone R-63.
The new proposal resembles the initial design from earlier in the year, though important changes have been made in response to feedback from the community and the Department of Historic Resources. Now in the hands of the Lawrence Group out of New York, the project now has 22 apartments (down from from 39), 3,450 square feet of commercial space (up from 1,275), and the new addition to side is both smaller and set back from the street. Also, every unit includes an operable window at eye level.
Bilder is seeking the SUP for 4 aspects of the project:
As with any new development, parking has been an area of concern for this project. The theater location os grandfathered for 38 parking spaces, and the city says that they’ll need to provide 3 offsite parking spots because of the new addition. Off-street parking will not be offered on lots across the street owned by Bilder, in response to concerns voiced by neighbors.
The theater was built in 1937 and has been vacant since 1970.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/08/15/updated-plans-for-the-redevelopment-of-the-25th-street-theater_28562/
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