Joy Garden closing up

Always a shame to see long time businesses fade away.

The picture above is from the Library of Virginia’s collection and is from the Joy Garden in February 1, 1960. I was always a big fan of their neon sign (seen here in all it’s glory) and was bummed to see it painted over a few years ago.

Richmond has the details on a local landmark that plans to close up in the coming months.

If I can find someone to work, I will keep it open (until the end of this year),” Mark Sin, 69, said.

Sin said he is closing because he can’t afford to pay rent that appears to be rising with the popularity of Scott’s Addition. Business has declined in the past year as he has prepared to retire. Sin said having a service bar only, as opposed to an open bar, has hindered business.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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