LOCAL STORIES
  • Zero Hunger I Zero Waste: Kroger Offers $1 Million in Grants to Innovators

    Zero Hunger I Zero Waste: Kroger Offers $1 Million in Grants to Innovators

    The Kroger Co. recently announced the launch of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund and its first open call to support the company’s bold and ambitious plan designed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. 

    Kroger invites eligible innovators to submit a letter of intent through March 4, 2019, for ideas and solutions to prevent food waste.

     

     
  • Kiss & Make-Up Celebrates 35 Years

    Kiss & Make-Up Celebrates 35 Years

    As soon as the shop bells chime, Ruth McMahon, owner of Kiss & Make-Up, warmly greets customers, popping her head out from behind the corner counter or one of the many garment racks. With a skill finely tuned after more than three decades in business, she sets about welcoming and getting to know her customers, instantly washing away feelings of self-consciousness, and setting them at ease in a store which, to some, might otherwise prove anxiety provoking.

     
  • #RVAbemine

    #RVAbemine

    Check out what local Richmond businesses have going on for Valentine's Day. #RVAbemine

     

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Local Stories

For over 50 years, the Adolf family has filled the Richmond community with brilliant and beautiful jewelry. Beyond fine jewelry, however, the Adolf family is known for something far more valuable – creating lasting relationships.

Adolf Jewelers built its reputation by focusing on the people it served, the playful experiences it created, and the lasting relationships it built. While the Adolf Jewelers brand has come to an end, a new one has begun. That brand is LUSTRE. And we invite you to experience it.

LUSTRE is a new start. While you will recognize some of the faces you grew to love at Adolf Jewelers, LUSTRE is a vibrant, new shopping experience in the previous Adolf Jewelers location in the Ridge Shopping Center. Robin Adolf Salzberg and Daniel Wright, co-founders of Lustre by Adolf, invite you to come celebrate fine jewelry with us and to help define the next 50 years. 

 

November 21 / Local Gifts

Ladles and Linens specializes in all things cooking, baking and entertaining! You'll love our gadgets, cutlery, cookware, gifts, bar-ware, linens and more!

 

November 21 / Local Gifts

Few stores embody the loyal to local movement more so than Good Foods Grocery.

November 20 / Loyal to Local

Whitley's Peanut Factory has been producing the finest gourmet Virginia peanuts and confections for over 32 years. Their third retail location opened up in Richmond this year and is filled with holiday treats for everyone this gift-giving season. Stop by and find gifts for everyone on your list all while sampling their tasty products.

 

November 16 / Local Gifts

When you think of LaDIFF, you probably think of furniture - three floors of modern & contemporary designs to be exact. LaDIFF is more than a furniture store! All year round, but especially right now, you'll find a selection of gifts, jewelry, books, and home accessories as eclectic and interesting as the rest of the items at LaDIFF. LaDIFF's elves are pretty darn good at making suggestions (and keeping holiday secrets!), and they'll gift wrap your special purchase, too.

 

November 07 / Local Gifts

Crossroads Art Center has a wide selection of art for the naughty and nice on your list. We are the perfect place to find that one of a kind Secret Santa or Hostess Gift. Come in and let us make shopping fun for the Holidays.

 

October 30 / Local Gifts

Celebrate the holidays with the sweetest gifts in town! The Spelt Gourmet Cookie Company offers many cookie gift ideas from small to large. Give a beautiful clear tube of cookies, or a gift tin with up to 4 flavors, or a small or large gift basket of luxuriously delicious gourmet cookies. Cookies like the "Spicy Mexican Turtle," full of caramel, roasted pecans, Ceylon cinnamon and a hint of heat. If you are a coffee lover try our Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Espresso! There is a flavor for everyone and you can have delicious gourmet cookies with wonderful healthful ingredients - a terrific benefit.

 

October 29 / Local Gifts

One chocolate bar, eight distinct squares, each holding a unique delight, because why choose, dahling? Have it all! 

October 11 / Local Gifts

Richmond is filled with spook-tacular events for all ages this Halloween. From trick-or-treating alternatives for the tiniest of ghosts to 21+ festivities stretching through the witching hour, be sure to check out how your favorite locations are celebrating this year. 

 

October 18 / Local Experience

It's National Taco Day, that's something to taco 'bout!

Be sure to celebrate such a fantastic day at one of the many unique and locally-owned restaurants in town. Check out some of our favorites below.

October 04 / Local Stories

Our favorite hello and the saddest goodbye - coffee we really do love you.

Here are some coffee posts from local Richmond businesses. Also, don't forget that September 29th is National Coffee Day!

 

September 20 / Local Stories

Can you believe fall is already here! September 22nd is officially the first day of fall. Local businesses are celebrating with some great merchandise, deals, and more!

 

September 20 / Local Stories

At twelve-years-old, Jimmy Keith started working shoulder to shoulder with his father at KeithFabry. Back then, KeithFabry was a blueprint firm, and it was during those summers, working alongside his father, that Jimmy learned the ins and outs of the printing industry and how to care for customers. 

 

 

September 05 / Loyal to Local

How is it already August? Before the sun sets on summer enjoy Richmond the local way by hitting up these awesome spots for a good time.

You can’t end the summer without heading over to Gelati Celesti to pick up a pint. 

August 09 / Local Experience

Whether you are meeting up with friends, unwinding after work, or just looking to try something new these local places offer a seat at the bar and lots to enjoy.

August 09 / Local Experience

A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of FUN – Painting with a Twist

When Shauna and her husband Michael moved to Richmond in 2016, they immediately fell in love with the city. The rich history and welcoming atmosphere that the city had to offer were just what they had been searching for. After deciding to make this their permanent home, it was time to put down roots and contribute back to the community with which they had fallen in love.

 

July 25 / Local Stories

July 15 is National Giveaway Day! Check out these top-notch contests and giveaways from local RVA businesses. 

Click on the posts below and follow the instructions for your chance to win big at a small business! 

See more on Instagram and on Facebook.

July 11 / Local Experience

August 26 is National Dog Day and we couldn't be more excited!

Check out these cute pups and posts from local RVA businesses.  

See more on Instagram and on Facebook.

July 11 / Local Experience

Happy Fourth of July! Local businesses are celebrating all over RVA - join in and see what's cooking! 

June 26 / Local Stories

“When you’re dressed properly, and when it fits properly - you feel like you can conquer anything that comes your way.” - Kevin Reardon, Owner, Franco’s Fine Clothier

 

June 14 / Loyal to Local

Dad, a small title for someone who's got some big shoes to fill!

Local businesses have lots of ideas for gifts to give, things to see, places to go, foods to eat, and other great ways to celebrate dad (including dog dads).

See more on Instagram with #RVAfathersday.

June 13 / Local Stories

Mom's, the unsung heroes.

Local businesses have lots of ideas for gifts to give, things to see, places to go, foods to eat, and other great ways to celebrate the best person ever - mom.

See more on Instagram with #RVAmothersday.

May 03 / Local Stories

Coming to Crossroads Art Center

OPEN HOUSE + ARTIST RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 18 • 6–9 pm

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established local artists as well as,  promotes the awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts to fine arts. With more than 225 artists represented, Crossroads Art Center is a cultural resource and an active participant in Richmond’s thriving art community.

 

FEATURED ARTIST: DAVID TANNER

At this month’s Open House, Crossroads Art Center is helping celebrate award-winning local artist, David Tanner.

May 01 / Local Stories

Always a stunning 72 and sunny, Strange’s Florist & Garden Center is one of Virginia’s largest greenhouse growers and is one of the largest retail garden centers in the United States.

 

April 19 / Loyal to Local