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  • Cool Art for a Hot Summer

    Cool Art for a Hot Summer

    It’s no surprise that Richmond is a very creative town, and as the temperature continues to climb this summer, it’s the perfect time to chill out while checking out some cool art – in a climate-controlled gallery.

     

     
  • Mamie's Apothecary Opens in Carytown

    Mamie's Apothecary Opens in Carytown

    A transom bursting with greenery above the doorway sets the scene for what’s inside Carytown’s newest shop, Mamie’s Apothecary. The latest project by Lisa McSherry, the retailer behind Lex’s of Carytown, Mamie’s Apothecary officially opened its doors the first day of July showcasing an array of natural products for the body, and for the home.

     

     
  • Independence Day Festivities in Richmond

    Independence Day Festivities in Richmond

    From fireworks to citizenship, baseball to volleyball, Richmond is preparing All-American celebrations all across the city in honor of Independence Day. Below are our top six ways to celebrate this 4th of July.

     

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Local Stories

Who doesn’t like to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day?!
Whether its with a cold pint or a hearty meal, your local spots are ready to help you celebrate in full Irish–style. Check out some of the festive local events going on today: 

March 17 / Local Experience

#LoyaltoLocal

Our local businesses are what make Richmond, well, Richmond. They give our community character, create vibrancy and bring us unique experiences. 

February 03 / Community Support


New things are coming!
We're excited to share new local stories of passion, commitment, and community from our very own Richmond entrepreneurs.

February 17 / Local Experience

It's Richmond, so the panic has ensued. And since the Bread Riot of 1863, bread, milk, and eggs have been the staples needed to get through a snow storm.

Times have changed, so we're saying out with the old and in with the new! Here are our top three things you need to get/do before Friday at 1pm... I mean 2pm... I mean 8am?? Forget it. 

 

January 07 / Local Experience

"We form relationships with them..."
When you spend your dollars locally, you're investing in the growing community.

November 19 / Local Experience

"We're working to create a better environment..."
Not only do Josh & Cody work locally, they're working to make the community a better place.

November 19 / Why Local

"Well, local is a number of things..."
Richmond Locals, Bob and Dougie Scudder, know that local has a neighborhood feeling, that when they shop locally they...

September 15 / Why Local

"It's relationships like this, with Puritan Cleaners, that make Richmond a better place to work, live, and play..."
Local business, Puritan Cleaners, teamed up with local baseball team, Richmond Flying Squirrels, to give back to the community in an unexpected way ...

September 15 / Community Support

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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

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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

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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