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They say, put your money where your mouth is and, in 2014, that’s just what The Good Feet Store’s Jonathan Cotten did. He believed in the product so much, that he bought the store and this past weekend, The Good Feet Store moved into a brand new, and much larger, location – with more on the way!

April 18 / Local Experience

Celebrate Easter in Richmond with these family-friendly activities for all ages this weekend.


April 18 / Local Experience

The flowers are starting to bloom, people are starting to crawl out of hibernation, and the city is starting to buzz with life once again. This April is packed with distinctly spring things to do out and about in this beautiful city and we’ve rounded up our top five below:

April 03 / Local Experience

You heard right -  Evolution Hearing is now open. The independently owned, private audiology practice has opened its second location in Central Virginia, just off of Broad near Willow Lawn.


March 28 / Local Experience

Two distinctly different tenants of the newly completed Westhampton on Grove building joined forces last week to celebrate their grand openings together with the help of Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney.

March 22 / Local Experience

The intoxicating scent of fresh-baked bread dances out the doors of Montana Gold Bread Co., wafting through the parking lot and into the street, just as it’s done for the past 25 years. Perched at the very top of Carytown, Montana Gold, founded by Rich and Sher Lahvic, celebrated its 25th anniversary this past weekend – on St. Patrick’s Day to be precise.

March 21 / Local Experience

Spring has sprung… well technically, at least. While we’re confident that warmer weather is just around the corner, this week marked the beginning of spring and for many, that means it’s time to get dirty, literally – the garden season is finally here! To help, We’ve asked Strange’s Florists Greenhouses & Garden Centers for a few of their top tips for creating that picturesque garden, perfect for a season of outdoor entertaining.

March 21 / Local Experience

Embracing the nationwide trend towards more natural health products, Regency’s newest tenant offers customers natural pain solutions in a variety of forms. Promising “health without the high,” Your CBD Store opened March 17 on Regency’s second level and features an assortment of CBD products for both adults and animals.


March 20 / Local Experience

For one day, we’re all a little bit Irish. We pile on the green clothing, perhaps a red beard or a few layers of green and gold beads, and we head off in search of a day full of revelry, and perhaps a pint or two. Check out a few of the ways you can add a little green to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with local businesses.


March 07 / Local Experience

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.

February 13 / Local Experience

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


February 07 / Local Experience

Why should couples have all the fun? This February, celebrate those you love whether they are your best gals, pals, or yourself during the week traditionally set aside for romance.


February 06 / Local Experience

The Big Kitchen opened its oversized bay doors last week offering Richmonders a brand new way to “do dinner.” Big Kitchen Hospitality, the team behind the popular Tazza Restaurants, has created a prepared meals concept allowing diners to enjoy handcrafted meals in the comfort of their own homes – and without having to get out of their cars.  

January 25 / Local Experience

Hot Chick, the newest restaurant concept by Richmond-based Eat Restaurant Partners – the team behind local favorites Wong Gonzalez and Pizza & Beer of Richmond, among others – is giving people a new reason to visit the newly reopened 17th Street Farmers Market area.


January 24 / Local Experience

With recent temperatures, rain, and not so much sunshine sending most of the Richmond area into hibernation mode, cabin fever has become a real threat – after all, there’s only so many crock pots of chili and Netflix binges one can handle. Below are a few ways you can get out of your house locally, without freezing.  

January 21 / Local Experience

While its exact origins are debatable, the concept of “Drynuary” or “Dry January” has grown with increasing popularity in recent years. Drynuary, where one “goes dry” or gives up alcoholic beverages throughout the month of January, now seems more popular than ever following the seemingly endless parade of holiday parties, dinners, and happy hours that fall between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. The month gives holiday revelers, typically social drinkers, a chance to reset their bodies, or perhaps serve as a more personal challenge.

January 10 / Local Experience

Whether you’re making a formal New Year’s Resolution, or just looking to try something new in 2019, the start of a new year brings with it a healthy dose of promise, possibility, and the opportunity to step outside your regular routine and see what else Richmond has to offer.

If you’re looking to…

January 03 / Local Experience

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

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

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

You know, making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. It sure would help a lot to take a break from all your worries.

Maybe go somewhere everybody knows your name? Where everyone's glad you came and maybe see that all our troubles are the same?


April 06 / Local Experience

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.

November 01 / Local Experience