Frozen Yogurt & Cereal Bar Coming to West Broad Village

Frozen Yogurt & Cereal Bar Coming to West Broad Village
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more variations on the frozen yogurt shop, here come two more. Dustin Smith, Amanda Leininger and her mother plan to open Mix It, a self-serve frozen yogurt and cereal bar, in West Broad Village in March.

Frostings Takes Second Place on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”

Short Pump cupcake bakery Frostings took second place on Cupcake Wars, a realty show where bakers vie for $10,000 and a chance for their sweets to appear at a culinary event.

New Exercise Studio Raising The “Barre” in the Far West End

An upstart exercise studio is using a bit of ballet to whip Short Pumpers into shape. Bronwyn Conway and Alex Gibson just opened Local Barre, an exercise studio on Lauderdale Drive that offers classes for people who want a dancer’s physique but don’t want to, well, dance.

Former Telecom CEO Trades Phones & Fiber for Rims & Racing Stripes

The former chief executive of a giant telecom company was looking for something with a little more flair. Brad Evans, the founder and former chief executive of Cavalier Telephone, just opened Richmond Custom Cars, a custom car body shop and dealer on Brookriver Drive in Short Pump.

Five-Alarm Delivery: Historic Firetruck Arrives as Centerpiece of New Restaurant

The centerpiece for the second Halligan Bar & Grill was put in place today, before the new restaurant opens next month in West Broad Village. The 1967 Oren fire truck, which will have a full bar around it, was donated by Old Dominion Historical Fire Society and is the same truck that owner Shawn Gregory’s father rode on as a rookie firefighter for Henrico County. Read more about Gregory expanding his Shockoe Bottom-based restaurant here.

Innsbrook Area Music Store Closed, Preparing to be “Remixed”

A local music shop just played its last note. Jordan Kitt’s Music near Innsbrook closed last weekend after more than 35 years in business. But a former employee is planning to tune up the business model. Paul King, the former regional manager of the Richmond Jordan Kitt’s, will reopen the shop next month under a new […]

Carytown Art Studio Bringing New Location to West Broad Village

A local art studio is painting a third location into the picture. All Fired Up, a paint-your-own-ceramics studio, is opening a spot in West Broad Village in November to be closer to its West End customers.

High End Steakhouse Closes Doors at Short Pump Town Center

A high-end steak and lobster house in Short Pump has closed. The Copper Grill Lobster & Steakhouse at Short Pump Town Center mall served its last New York strip August 22nd. Pam Howland, marketing director for the mall, confirmed the restaurant was closed. “They decided to leave after being here for eight years and to return to […]

Short Pump Mattress Mogul Isn’t Sleeping on the Job

The owner of a Short Pump mattress and bedding shop isn’t stopping at two stores. Gian Fazio just opened a second Layers Bed Company location Charlottesville and has his sights set on 58 more. The company manufactures mattresses in Danville, Virginia, and Fazio said the products would soon be available in a major department store.

Couple Bringing New Vietnamese Restaurant to Innsbrook Later This Month

A Glen Allen couple recently left their day jobs to try to their luck in the restaurant business. Dangminh Katsiff and Jack Peters are getting ready to open Pho Sai Gon, a Vietnamese restaurant near Innsbrook, next month. Katsiff and Peters leased 1,900 square feet in the Lexington Commons shopping center on West Broad Street in May, but Katsiff has been cooking up the idea for her own spot for years.