Good Morning, RVA: Here we go again

Hold on to your butts, the Shockoe Stadium is back in the news.

Photo by: Michael Chronister

Good morning, RVA! It’s 65 °F, and today’s jam looks pretty similar to yesterday’s. The highs could hit 80 °F, some cloudage will persist throughout the day, and there’s a slight chance of rain. Overall, things look perfectly pleasant.

Water cooler

Oh look, the ballpark debate is hilariously back in the news. Hooray? I guess? Now Mayor Jones wants to tie development of the Shockoe Stadium to a regional children’s hospital on the Boulevard–hoping to flip 3rd District Councilman Chris Hilbert to support his plan. So far this plan includes: a stadium, a slavery heritage site, a revamped farmers’ market, a grocery store and hotel, and, now, a children’s hospital. Up next: the return of Richmond’s trolley system as part of the package!

The Great Byron Marshall Mystery of 2014 continues. The city has been sued “to force the release of documents related to the recent departure of former chief administrative officer .”

More beer is headed to the Scott’s Addition area as developer Charlie Diradour expands his kingdom up the Boulevard. Coming soon to the plot of land directly north of En Su Boca: a Starbucks and a “Growlers to Go.” The latter will attempt to keep 55 beers on tap, which seems like a heckuva feat.

The CDC announced that a man in Dallas has been diagnosed with Ebola, the first case ever diagnosed in America. The release from the CDC, which you should read, is measured and assures us that they’ve got everything under control. Still, I’m regretting my decision to start reading The Stand.

This morning’s longread

So Long, Shaker Pint: The Rise and Fall of America’s Awful Beer Glass

An entire article about glassware for beer that somehow manages to be super interesting.

So the highly functional cup rose to prominence, replacing the smaller glasses and mugs previously common in the States–which, by the way, weren’t even necessarily 16 ounces. To find a “pint” in pre-war America, you’d generally have to seek out a traditional British pub. Shakers did much to standardize our sense of how much beer should come in a glass…

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  1. Tera on said:

    I double dog dare you to read The Hot Zone!

  2. Ross Catrow on said:

    @Tera I’ve already read it and CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT EITHER.

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