The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Holly Prestidge has written an expansive article about Manchester’s Hull Street and the four new breweries and eateries that are soon to open: Hot Diggity Donuts, The Butterbean Market & Cafe, Dogtown Brewing Co, & Manastoh Brewing. Here is an excerpt from that article:
“The taste-testing and research are for Hot Diggity Donuts, a “retro donut lounge” under construction at 1213 Hull St. in Manchester. It’ll be the first of four dining-related ventures in Manchester from longtime Church Hill residents Michael and Laura Hild, and overseen by Scherotter. Bagby is head baker. Slated to open in early April, it’ll feature seasonal yeast doughnuts with toppings such as lemon poppy, bittersweet mocha and blood orange with fennel pollen It also will offer coffees, brunch and late-night cocktails, and other desserts: Thalhimers Original 6-layer Chocolate Cake, cannoli and Heirloom Apple Fritters.”
The RTD article goes on further to explain the various food concepts opening on Hull Street and concludes with:
“They are seeds of change, planted by folks who think it’s about time that a community was raised from the dark depths of its former self and given a chance to thrive again. Manchester’s commercial corridor has real potential, these people say, and food – soup to (dough)nuts – may be the bridge that binds.”
The full article can be read online here and will run in print in this Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch.