New Flip Flop Store Stepping Into Short Pump Next Month

A Maryland native has left the construction business to step into the Short Pump retail scene. Steve Hentschel will open Richmond’s first Flip Flop Shops franchise in Short Pump Town Center in August. The Atlanta-based chain, as its name implies, known for offering a variety of name-brand sandals and flip-flops. The company was founded in 2004 and began franchising […]

Italian Restaurant Closes After Just Six Months in Business

An Italian restaurant has closed after barely six months in business. Osteria La Giara had been open in the Towne Center West development near Short Pump Town Center since December.

Local Medical Supplier Outgrows Headquarters, Comes Back to Innsbrook

A local medical supplier is expanding its footprint again, and coming back to Innsbrook after leaving it two years ago. CarePoint Medical is moving for the fourth time in four years into new headquarters.

Shockoe Bottom Restaurateur Bringing the Heat to Short Pump With New Location

A local firefighter and restaurateur is bringing the heat from Shockoe Bottom to Short Pump. The Haligan Bar and Grill, a firefighter-themed restaurant and bar on 17th Street, is set to open a second location in West Broad Village this summer. Shawn Gregory, a 20-year veteran of the Henrico County Fire Department and owner of Haligan, is […]

The Music Ends for Innsbrook Area Piano Store

A local piano store has played its last note. Piano Gallery, a West Broad Street retailer that has sold pianos and taught piano lessons for 11 years, will close Sunday. For the next few days, it’s having a going-out-of-business sale. “We had done well up until two years ago, when the recession started to take hold,” owner Buddy […]

Richmonder Builds Short Pump Shoe Business Step by Step

An out-of-work architect has turned her love of shoes into a livelihood and brought a taste of Italy to Richmond. Anja Buecheler, a native of Germany, recently opened a Short Pump location of Passo Per Passo, a high-end shoe store based in Switzerland. Located at Short Pump Town Center, Passo Per Passo, Italian for “step by […]