LOCAL STORIES
  • Before Summer Fades Away…

    Before Summer Fades Away…

    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. 

     
  • Slow down & enjoy

    Slow down & enjoy

    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.

     
  • RVA Giveaway Day

    RVA Giveaway Day

    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.

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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

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