LOCAL STORIES



  • We Knew It, Richmond is the Best!

    We Knew It, Richmond is the Best!

    Leading global travel authority Lonely Planet has announced its Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2018 and Richmond is on the list, coming in at number seven. According to Lonely Planet, “River City has flipped from humdrum to happening, but the ‘hey y’all’ hospitality remains.”

     
  • For the Love of Richmond

    For the Love of Richmond

    Why love Richmond? Oh, let me count the ways! There are a million little things that, when added all up, are just supposed to be together...

    Here are a few of those many little things in RVA that we just can’t quit.

     

     
  • #RVAvalentinesday

    #RVAvalentinesday

    We love local businesses and local businesses love you. Check out gift ideas, discounts, and more using #RVAvalentinesday.

     

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Local Stories

 

Jenni Kirby wasn’t always immersed in the arts but decided to expand her horizons by opening Crossroads Art Center with a friend in 2002. Kirby became the sole owner in 2012. Today, Crossroads Art Center has significantly increased in size and popularity and is now the home to over 225 different local artists. As her appreciation deepened, she started her second art endeavor, BuyRVAart, which she co-owns.

Her passion for connecting the community with the arts is almost unrivaled. Anyone who knows Jenni knows that she is always up for making connections, helping to promote her neighbors, and finding new, creative ways to be loyal to local.

 

October 04 / Loyal to Local

Doing something nice is so refreshing. Check out these local businesses that are doing things that are, well, nice ...

#RVAdosomethingniceday

 

October 04 / Local Experience

 

Good design can be seen and acknowledged.
Great design, however, can be felt with the heart -it can be experienced, it can inspire you.

 

Motivated by the beautiful designs and craftsmanship he had seen while on a job stint in Haiti,  Andy Thornton, Founder and Co-Owner of LaDiff, decided this was something that needed to be introduced to back home. 

 

September 07 / Loyal to Local

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than to support local! Here are some ways local businesses are celebrating.  

#RVALaborDay

 

August 31 / Local Experience

Because eclipses are cool and Richmond is too, here are some things local businesses are doing to celebrate.  

#RVAeclipse

 

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August 18 / Local Experience

Back in 1928, James River Transportation began with the Story family and their mission to being Virginia’s single transportation solution. With a single bus, they were able to help bridge gaps in the community by providing transit for commuters from rural Virginia into downtown Richmond. This opened up new opportunities for employment and connected shoppers with the bustling city shops.

 

August 03 / Loyal to Local

Escape the heat and become a tourist in your own city by visiting these local museums and landmarks… may we also suggest a nice pairing of a local brewery afterward?

July 12 / Why Local

Local businesses are celebrating the Fourth! Check out these patriotic deals and happenings from around RVA.

 

June 29 / Why Local

If you're like us, you're looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift that will wow your dad, and that will be relatively painless to get. Check out these local gifts you can quickly pick up today or this weekend. #LoyaltoLocal

June 13 / Local Stories

Richmond is awesome. Because you support local businesses, they’re able to give back to the community in big ways!

Here are a few that are making waves right now.

 

June 01 / Local Stories

What do you do when you can’t find a spot that fits just right- if you’re Chuck McCabe, you create your own!

 

May 03 / Loyal to Local

RVA businesses are welcoming this beautiful weather by celebrating Earth Day this Saturday, April 22!
Here are some ways to join in, make a difference, enjoy the day, and drink some beer.

April 19 / Local Experience

The rain has finally blown over and made way for those May flowers, making it the perfect time to get out there and explore your city. We've pulled together some local things to do and upcoming events that will have you out enjoying Spring.

April 05 / Local Experience

We sure do love our pups! So many local RVA businesses support non-profits that help our furry friends and make an effort to be pup friendly. Here are just a few:

 

March 22 / Community Support

Who isn’t looking for that perfect place to call their home away from home? Well, you’re in luck! Such a place exists at Capital Ale House

 

February 20 / Loyal to Local

What’s there to love about Richmond? Well, it's a million little things that, when added all up, mean we’re supposed to be together...

Here are a few of those million little things that feel like home in Richmond.

February 08 / Why Local

think. shop. buy. local

Now that the sun is finally shinning, and you’ve binged all the latest shows on Netflix, grab some friends and checkout these events near you.

January 25 / Local Experience

think. shop. buy. local

Forget the bread, milk, and eggs - prepare for the snow by grabbing the essentials at these great local RVA places.

January 05 / Local Stories

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

We’re excited to share Think. Shop. Buy. Local’s fresh and modern look.

November 18 / Local Stories

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are woven into the community.

When you enter into Shockoe Atelier, it’s clear that this place is interwoven with the Richmond community.

November 18 / Loyal to Local

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are a "reel" treasure.

Talk about a long-standing local business, the Byrd Theatre opened during the roaring 20's (picture Great Gatsby time) and has had a standing-ovation ever since.

September 15 / Loyal to Local

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses embrace community. 

Velma Johnson, aka the one and only Mama J, grew up cooking with her grandmother. Now her restaurant is a food destination in Richmond.

September 15 / Loyal to Local

Congratulations to Kathleen and the Urban Farmhouse Cafe team!
We are so excited to celebrate the newest Urban Farmhouse Cafe in Rocketts Landing, 4821 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231.

August 23 / Local Experience

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are meaningful. 

Ashley Hawkins has created Studio Two Three, a shared space where local artists can come together to make [art] work. In the studio, they can build their careers, collaborate, craft artwork, contribute to RVA's creative culture, and build the economy. 

 

August 18 / Loyal to Local