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  • Hilton Richmond Downtown Celebrates its Retail Past with Miller & Rhoads Historical Marker

    Hilton Richmond Downtown Celebrates its Retail Past with Miller & Rhoads Historical Marker

    Few stores have enjoyed the legendary status afforded the upscale retail stalwart, Miller & Rhoads. The iconic department store that once stretched an entire street block left an indelible mark on not only the retail landscape of the city, but also on Richmond residents. The former site of Miller & Rhoads now houses the Hilton Richmond Downtown and the Miller & Rhoads Apartments and as of this month, visitors will be greeted by a new reminder of the retail history that particular city block holds in the form of a new Virginia Historical Marker, unveiled on May 1, 2019.


  • Flying Squirrels Announce Packed Schedule for All-Star Week

    Flying Squirrels Announce Packed Schedule for All-Star Week

    Richmond’s Next Big Thing got a little bit bigger this week. At a press conference held Tuesday at The Diamond, a parade of representatives from across the city took turns at the podium explaining all of the highlights of the Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth.


  • For Posh Sake Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

    For Posh Sake Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

    In the beginning, Brooke Fulwider, owner of Mechanicsville’s For Posh Sake, just wanted to create special gifts for her husband Billy, a real estate agent, to give his clients as closing gifts.


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Local Stories

Local stores give back to the community.
"He took that money and donated it to another Local art organization, art 180, and I thought that was fantastic, kinda paying it forward." Lynn Zinder has been a customer of Saxon Shoes for over 40 years, you'll never believe what the owner was able to do to help the community.

November 03 / Community Support

"She really went above and beyond."
"It's so important to shop local. I get such great service."
As an image consultant, Joanne brought in a Mother-of-the-Bride to find the perfect dress, their experience wasn't what they expected.

September 15 / Local Experience

"You're going to get unique attention when you shop in a locally owned store..."
Local store, Cynthia Steele, provided Richmond local, Susan and her sister an experience they'll never forget.

September 15 / Local Experience

"...it’s a different type of relationship than you’d have with a big department store…”
Local jewelry maker and Crossroads Art Center employee, Julie Matres, knows the importance of shopping locally. That’s because...

September 15 / Local Experience

“It’s just like family when we go over there…”
Local business owner of Spang TV, Melanie Cox, has been a long time ...

September 15 / Local Experience


What do you enjoy about working locally?
Cody: Here at CarLotz we have a very close team environment where we’re always working together to create a better scenario to buy and sell vehicles.
Josh: I think it’s serving the community and looking for ways to help, and also that support of helping your neighbor. The majority of our customers are from around here and we try to give them the best service possible, so they’re comfortable through, what’s not typically, an easy transaction. It’s also helping build a business that is changing the industry.

July 08 / Local Experience


Because you make a difference.

When you spend your dollars locally you're investing in YOUR community- making RVA a more vibrant and unique place

July 08 / Why Local