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Manchester Has a Long History with Grain

There is apparently a long history of grain in Manchester. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch in reference to the above picture: "In June 1952, trucks loaded with wheat during the harvest season had a long wait – including along the Mayo Bridge – to reach the Cargill Inc. grain elevator at

An Intersection Destroyed: Cowardin Ave & Hull St

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch archives, in 1948 the intersection of Cowardin Ave & Hull St was the busiest intersection in all of Richmond. The archives of the Richmond Times-Dispatch had the following to say about the photograph: "This October 1948 image shows Cowardin Avenue at the intersection with Hull Street and Jefferson Davis Highway [Cowardin]

Have You Ever Ridden the Poop Loop?

According to the RVA More video featuring RVA Trails Manager Michael Burton, The Poop Loop will become directional as of January 1st, 2017. Opened in 2015, the mountain bike trail at Ancarrow's Landing is affectionately known as The Poop Loop. The trail is a beginner friendly mountain bike trail and is good for families

The Dogtown Dish is 1 Year Old

One year ago during the Holidays of 2015 we launched The Dogtown Dish. We are often asked: Why Manchester? And why did you launch the Dogtown Dish? Well the answers are really simple... Why Manchester? Manchester has great bones. We often refer to Manchester as a City Within a City. How many neighborhoods have their own

Have You Been to Maury Cemetery?

A recent trip took me to the Maury Cemetery in Southside. The cemetery is anchored by two streets, Maury and Jefferson Davis Highway. Maury Street as you may know runs through Manchester. I'm embarassed to say it, but I did not know about this cemetery until recently. Apparently, there were a number

Manchester Pie Factory Sells

Richmond BizSense reported today that Jeremy Connell's Manchester Pie Factory has sold. According to BizSense: "The Manchester Pie Factory building at 612 Hull Street has been acquired by New York-based MJP Acquisitions for $2.15 million, confirmed seller Jeremy Connell, who redeveloped the building into mixed-use six years ago." The sale is a good

Hull Street’s “Modest Project” Is Shaping Up!

Charlie Westbrook and his Plains Management Company's "Modest Project" on Hull Street is really coming together. The historic renovation has been coined the Modest Project and the buildings include the Modest Apparel building at 1309/1311 Hull Street and the Modest Attire Building at 1313/1315 Hull Street. As reported by Richmond BizSense, "Once renovated, the

2016 Manchester Crime Down, Continues to Buck City Trend

Crime statistic trends continue to move in the wrong direction for Richmond in 2016. The city has seen a 54% increase in homicides and an overall increase of 4% across all crime categories. But Manchester is an entirely different story. Manchester has seen a reduction of crime in every single category, with no homicides