Changes at Camden’s

Camden's Dogtown Market owner Andy Howell is looking to make some changes at his evolving restaurant. One of the early adopters to make the move to Manchester, Camden's has a loyal following and great Friday night wine tastings. Andy reached out with the following letter to notify us of the

Style Weekly Turns 35

A huge shout out is in order to our Manchester neighbor and Richmond's arts and culture juggernaut-Style Weekly. They have been setting the stage as the Cultural Guide for Richmond for a whopping 35 years now. That is mighty impressive, and Manchester is lucky to have Style as such a

Why Black Deserves to Be a Color of the Rainbow

My wife Laura and I decided to purchase and renovate an old house on Decatur Street in Manchester. The house was listed for sale by an African-American family as part of an estate sale. At 3,176 square feet, it is a very large house for the area. To make the

Cowardin and Semmes Avenues

I am fascinated by how some of Richmond's most famous and heavily travelled intersections have changed over the years. These intersections were widened to accommodate large volumes of vehicle traffic. In turn, those intersections have entirely lost their character and sense of place. Not too long ago we showed the intersection

Hard Hat Happy Hour Comes to Manchester

For the first time ever, Richmond BizSense's popular Hard Hat Happy Hour Tour is coming to Manchester. Here is the announcement from Richmond BizSense: "The site for the fourth quarter installment of BizSense’s Hard Hat Happy Hour is set, as our popular event series ventures for the first time across the river

Manchester Redevelopment Spreads to Swansboro

Richmond BizSense has been busy detailing all the work being done along Manchester's Hull Street corridor. The coverage of Hot Diggity Donuts, the Butterbean, and a new brewpub at The Baldwin Building was featured in an in depth article: Brewpub, donut shop, market to anchor couple’s growing Manchester gamble.   But now the

New Manchester Gallery Opens Today

Style Weekly just announced the opening of a new Hull Street art gallery called Manchester Gallery. Located at 1409 Hull Street, Manchester Gallery is the second art gallery to open within 30 days on Hull Street. Anne and Charlie Westbrook's Manchester Contemporary just recently opened as reported earlier this month. According

Manchester Harvest Festival

Legend Brewing Company is hosting Manchester's First Annual Harvest Festival on October 28th from 12-9 PM. Admission is free. The family-friendly event will feature live music, pumpkin carving, face painting and more. Legend is shutting down the parking lot in order to set up a stage for the event. Here are further

Corrugated Box Building Sells for $4.25 Million

One of the earliest re-development projects in industrial Manchester has sold for $4.25 Million. The Corrugated Box building transaction continues a trend in Manchester as some of the developers of historic tax credit renovation projects look to cash out. Richmond BizSense was first to report the transaction. The sale has been

Hot Diggity Donuts is Coming to Manchester!

Donut and cocktail lovers rejoice, Hot Diggity Donuts is coming to Manchester! The modern bakery and donut bar concept is slated to open at 1213 Hull Street in early 2018. Hot Diggity will offer made to order craft donuts and select desserts for indulgence both at morning and night, either to stay or

Baseball on Mayo Island?

Did you know there used to be a baseball stadium on Mayo Island? If so, have you ever wondered why it isn't still there? Fire and floods are the answer. Sterling Hundley of Virginia Living did an article on the subject with an awesome illustration of Lou Gehrig hitting a home

Manstruction Continues

We did both a walking and biking tour of Manchester this weekend. While we took in the sites, we snapped a few construction pictures from throughout the neighborhood. The pace of the development in Manchester shows no sign of slowing down. The bulk of the construction is spread throughout the industrial