LOCAL STORIES
  • Fall

    Fall "Must-Haves"

    Now that Fall has finally arrived, here are some of our Fall "must-haves" from some local businesses. Enjoy the season by patronizing some local places that have everything you need.

     
  • 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.

     

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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