Archives: Empress

Savory Grain Restaurant and Drafthouse coming to old Empress space

The Savory Grain Restaurant and Drafthouse will be an 85-seat business with 24 taps and a chalkboard menu of new American food. Bodhan hopes to open in mid-January, and says “it’s always been a dream to have my own place and I’m ver…

Empress gets a new owner, Metro Grill owner gets sued, and VA’s largest indoor beer fest

After closing in July, the Empress has a new owner who plans to re-open the restaurant early next year, two people file suit against a well-known restaurant, and this Saturday RVA will host the Commonwealth’s largest indoor beer fest.

Empress closes, food trucks and the Kickers join forces, another craft brewery comes to town

A lot of interesting stuff (and a some changes) happening in the RVA food scene

Sign of the times: businesses and city officials meet over contentious parking signs

Businesses on W. Broad Street met Friday with city officials and residents to determine the best way to deal with complaints over recent ticketing.