No, I already mentioned Mamma Zu’s magazine recognition. This post is about local blog One Way Richmond’s review of local convenience stores that includes Fine Food on Idlewood. Fine Food (Oregon Hill) – 700 Idlewood Ave. – (804) 780-1869 Fine Food in Oregon Hill just might be the most famous convenience store in Richmond. The […]
No, I already mentioned Mamma Zu’s magazine recognition. This post is about local blog One Way Richmond’s review of local convenience stores that includes Fine Food on Idlewood.
Fine Food (Oregon Hill) – 700 Idlewood Ave. – (804) 780-1869
Fine Food in Oregon Hill just might be the most famous convenience store in Richmond. The store may look a little bleak on the outside, but inside is a very well kept store where the expiration dates coincide with the current calendar. Their domestic and imported beer selection is marvelous, and they have a great bulletin board to keep you abreast of every good music show going on in Richmond. I also would like to add, I’ve seen a ton of local videos/photos shot at this location. Who needs Hollywood when you got Fine Food? I believe they close at 10 p.m., so plan accordingly punks, metal heads, hippies, hipsters, scenesters, mods, anarchists, liberals, students, blue collars, homelesss, conservatives, rich, poor, old codgers, rednecks, artists, hip-hoppers, frat boys, etc. You get the point.
Cary Street Mini Market – 1317 W. Cary St. – (804) 447-8781
This year-old, maybe two, convenience store is just that, convenient. They have two ATMs, no beer yet and plenty of snacks and cigarettes. This store which is in the old Chop Suey Books location is a perfect bridge of VCU students and Randolph residents. Phone cards for everyone! I think it’s only been robbed twice, which is good because this location back in the day would have warranted more heists. Good news everybody, they have the lottery.
Cary Street Mini Market II – 817 W. Cary St.
Same crew that runs the Cary Street Mini Market at 1317 W. Cary. Description above applies here. Also I just want to add, it gives VCU students and Oregon Hill residents another option on where to play the lottery. With the cost of tuition rapidly increasing, I think it’s safe to say more students are playing the lottery. It’s also right next to 821 Café and yes, yet another tattoo parlor. Guess these neighbors alone can support all cigarette sales at this tucked in establishment.