The Urban Tavern is now closed, may reopen downtown

While the restaurant’s culinary prowess was celebrated, the restaurant wasn’t able to bring in the customer volume it needed.


The Urban Tavern restaurant at 10498 Ridgefield Pkwy. in Short Pump is closed for renovations effective immediately, according to a news release.
Garland Taylor, who also owns Richmond’s three Home Team Grill locations, opened the restaurant as a gastropub in August 2014 in the former Shackelford’s space.

“While The Urban Tavern has a loyal culinary following, we’ve received a lot of encouragement to move our operation downtown into the heart of the food district, and we are currently exploring these options,” Taylor wrote in the news release.

Shackleford’s, which previously occupied the space in the Gleneagles Shopping Center, was in business for almost two decades It closed in December of 2012. Taylor says a new concept will open in the current spot.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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