Plan for Homeless Shelter at Manchester’s Community Bainbridge Baptist Church Falls Through

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting that Commonwealth Catholic Charities has abandoned its plans for a proposed homeless shelter at Community Bainbridge Baptist Church located at 1101 Bainbridge Street in Manchester. Here is what the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported in the form of a statement from Commonwealth Catholic Charities this morning: “'We simply could not

Manchester/Blackwell/Swansboro Historic District Expansion Meeting: Wednesday, August 15th 6PM

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is holding a community meeting tomorrow on Wednesday, August 15th at 6PM at 900 Decatur Street to discuss the proposed expansion of the historic district for parts of Manchester, Blackwell, and Swansboro. DHR is holding the meeting to share details related to the proposed historic district

Is Wawa Coming to Swansboro/Manchester?

There has been talk that a new Wawa was coming to the southwest corner of Cowardin and Semmes Ave for at least a year now. When we stopped by the old Citgo gas station and the owner said they were out of gas and closing, that was the first sign

Manchester Alliance Meeting To Discuss Homeless Shelter: Thursday August 9th at 6PM

The Manchester Alliance is meeting this Thursday, August 9th at 6PM at Legend Brewing (321 West 7th Street) to discuss the proposed relocation of the City's downtown homeless shelter to 1101 Bainbridge Street. As a community resident, property owner, or business owner, this is your opportunity to share your opinion about

City Proposes Moving Downtown Homeless Shelter to Manchester to Clear the Way for Coliseum Redevelopment

News broke recently of the City’s plans to abruptly close the downtown cold weather homeless shelter located at the Public Safety Building and not make it available starting this October. Apparently, the Coliseum redevelopment deal that is in the works has new plans for that land. No doubt, those shiny

Model Tobacco Under Contract…Again

Southside's iconic Model Tobacco property as reported by Richmond BizSense is under contract to C.A. Harrison Cos, a Maryland development firm. The property has gone through development fits and starts through various economic cycles, but has failed to gain traction over the last 20+ years. The project would be absolutely incredible

Manchester Real Estate Assessments Rise 22+%

The City of Richmond's assessment for Manchester real estate has shot up by more than 22% in 2018. That increase is triple the citywide average of 7.3%. Here are the neighborhood area breakouts as reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Manchester 22.68% Bainbridge/Manchester/Blackwell North 19.01% Maury/Swansboro 10.46% Oak Grove 7.59% Why the big jump? While that increase

Hot Diggity Donuts is Open!

Manchester's new donut lounge-HOT DIGGITY DONUTS- is officially open! The donut lounge offers handmade, fried to order, hot sourdough donuts with various flavor toppings that change by season. Hot Diggity features a full coffee program, made in house desserts, cocktails, wine/beer/kombucha on tap, salads, & bagel sandwiches. The store also offers

Hot Diggity Donuts Opening Thursday June 28th on Manchester’s Hull Street

Hot Diggity Donuts is scheduled to open on Thursday, June 28th on Manchester's Hull Street. The donut lounge is set to offer made from scratch, fried to order hot sourdough donuts, a craft cocktail program, donut shooters, desserts, bagel sandwiches and salads. The bakery will serve its food to stay, to

Development Boom Continues South of the River

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, development south of the river is absolutely booming. The latest news is that an attractive parcel of land in the Spring Hill neighborhood with incredible views of downtown has been rezoned for future development potential. Jeremy Connell, the man behind the 7 West development in

Thalhimer Realty Partners Announce 161 New Apartments for Manchester

Thalhimer Realty Partners announced a $25 Million City View Marketplace development in Manchester that will consist of 5 different buildings and 161 apartments. The first floors will also offer 13,270 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Perhaps most interesting of all is what they are not building in an attempt to

Twisted Ales Brewing to Close

Manchester received some sad news today. Twisted Ales Brewing posted on social media that in conjunction with its 1 Year Anniversary, it is closing after this weekend. You can read the full social media post below. Twisted Ales is located in the old Blue Bee Cider location in Industrial Manchester at 212

Richmond’s Beer Pioneers to Relaunch: Peter Stumpf Brewing and Rosenegk Brewing

In honor of two of Richmond's legendary brewing pioneers, Peter Stumpf Brewing Company and Rosenegk Brewing Company are planning a relaunch. The two breweries will set up at the vintage themed Siegel's food and beverage development in Swansboro just west of Manchester. The hope is for the Siegels development to be a food