Archives: dwight jones

Food News: Armenian Food Festival, The Betty on Davis, and the end of Buddy’s

This week: Buddy’s announces a closing date after a 38-year run, The Betty on Davis opens, Mekong wins best beer bar again, and the Armenian Food Festival gets underway today. All this and more!

Food News: GWARBar, Chicks and Waffles, and Richmond’s food truck folly

This week: GWARBar brings upscale junk food to Jackson Ward, drag queens take over Richmond CenterStage for the “Chicks and Waffles Brunch,” and Southern Living Magazine honors four Richmond restaurants in its “100 Best Restaurants in the South” list.

Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium opponents planning protest at The Diamond Sunday

Style Weekly fittingly calls the upcoming protest, which organizers hope will draw up to 1,000 people, “A Diamond Ring.”

Church Hill North Transformation meeting summary from Rob Fossi

Meeting dealt with proposed redevelopment in the Church Hill North community.

Council votes to kill Samuels’s baseball referendum

This week City Council once again continued the Monument Avenue CAR reversal and pushed the Captain Buzzy’s SUP decision back until September. The public will not get the chance to vote on where to place a new baseball stadium, and six great teenagers were recognized.

Mark Warner to attend RVA Streets Alive!, vendor schedule announced

Over 70 vendors will take part in an event that will close 2.5 miles of road to give people a chance to hit the streets for some exercise and fun.

City Council: budget passes, parking meter fees rise

After months of debate, City Council passed a budget with little opposition–including a restructuring of water and sewer rates and an increase in parking meter fees.

Bike to Work 2013

Around 90 people met in Monroe Park this morning for the annual Bike to Work ride.

Richmond 2015 raises $11 million for UCI Road World Championship

Over a dozen local corporations have contributed money to help promote and manage the international cycling championship that the city will host.

Mayor proposes cheaper water bills and incentives for conservation

While presenting his proposed City budget, Mayor Jones outlined his plan for a fair water rate that encourages conservation.