LOCAL STORIES



  • RVA Columbus Day

    RVA Columbus Day

    In 1482, Columbus sailed the ocean blue - in 2017 these local businesses did these things ... 

    #RVAColumbusDay

     

     
  • Loyal to Local, artoberVA

    Loyal to Local, artoberVA

     

    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.

     

     
  • RVA, Do Something Nice Day

    RVA, Do Something Nice Day

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

    #RVAdosomethingniceday

     

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Local Stories
think. shop. buy. local revitalized

Tis’ the season to bring treats everywhere you go. Bring more to the table by buying and supporting local.

December 05 / Local Gifts

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

QUICK. Don’t panic. We’ve got a list of great local restaurants where you’ll still look like a hero.

November 27 / Local Gifts

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

Here are some shops, sure to produce some nostalgia, and help you find the perfect gifts for the kiddos.

November 27 / Local Gifts

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

Are you fretting over finding the perfect gift for that particularly "hard-to-buy-for" person on your list? Fret no more!

November 27 / Local Gifts

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

Whether the gent in your life is more of an outdoorsman or more of a sharp dresser, the perfect gift can be found locally. When you shop at these local stores, you’re not only finding a great gift, but you’re also supporting the RVA community.

November 18 / Local Gifts

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

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

November 18 / Local Stories

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

When you choose to shop locally, you're making an investment into your community, you're supporting your friends and neighbors, and you're finding a truly unique gift. We'd say, that's the kind of gift that keeps on giving.

November 18 / Local Gifts

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

Did you know that over 90% of the vendors at the Richmond Jazz Festival are local businesses? 

The Richmond Jazz Festival is the premier musical event on the east coast, featuring some of the most talented and iconic artists of the time.

August 11 / Local Experience

We’re loyal to local because our local businesses are passionate. 

Masters of blending traditional and modern, these barbers are dedicated to their trade, their neighborhood, other RVA business owners, their customers—and let’s not forget their beloved “office dog,” Dolores. (Be sure to catch a funny moment at 01:57) 

July 20 / Loyal to Local

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are dedicated to building the community. 

June 23 / Loyal to Local

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses help us dream big. 

May 25 / Loyal to Local

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are the heart of Richmond. 

April 26 / Loyal to Local

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are what make Richmond, well, Richmond. They give our community character, create vibrancy and bring us unique experiences. 

March 28 / Loyal to Local

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