Through Ebony Eyes: Comedy In Short Pump

The Funny Bone Comedy Club opened in Short Pump Town Center a little over seven years ago. I arranged an interview with their manager, Candy Eades, because I have visited the club many times and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the talent. It made me curious as to how they manage to get some of […]

Through Ebony Eyes: The Search For A Multicultural Hair Salon Ends

After writing my previous column about the opportunity for a multicultural salon in the Far West End, I discovered one at 11567 West Broad Street called Artistic Fusion Hair Company. Their name and website immediately grabbed my attention so I made an appointment to sit down with the salon manager. Upon entering the salon, I was […]

Through Ebony Eyes: An Opportunity For Salons In The Far West End

Here is a question that presents a quandary for African-American women in Short Pump: Where can a black woman get her hair done? Well, when I first moved here, the answer she has to go to another part of Richmond. Most of the women I knew either went to Downtown or Southside. First of all, […]

Through Ebony Eyes: A Different Perspective On The Far West End

Editor’s note: Downtown Short Pump is proud to announce our newest contributor, Sharyn Mann. Sharyn’s new column, “Through Ebony Eyes,” will examine Short Pump from the African American perspective and feature interviews with the owners of local minority-owned businesses, offering a fresh perspective on the Far West End and furthering our goal of breaking down […]