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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

RVA Bike Share Forgets Manchester…At Least for Now

If you assumed that with the overwhelming success of the T-Pot bridge, that the rollout of the RVA Bike Share would have included Manchester, you assumed wrong. If you haven't noticed all the new shared RVA Bike Share bicycles around town, you must not have gone outside in the last two

Soul Ice Opens During Labor Day Weekend

Soul Ice opened over the Labor Day weekend at 1011 Hull Street. And if the smiles I saw on both the kids and grown up faces are any indication, it was a successful opening. Soul Ice has been a cart vendor to date, but has opened its first bricks and mortar

The Old Churches of Manchester

Manchester has some grand old churches. And for a fairly compact area, the architectural diversity of these houses of worship is quite impressive. Here are a few worth mentioning: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Community Bainbridge Street Baptist Church Central United Methodist Church Church of God of Prophecy First Baptist Church of

Why Did Richmond Annex Manchester?

Did you know that Manchester was an independent city until it was annexed by the City of Richmond in 1910? If so, did you ever wonder why Manchester agreed to consolidate? As you could probably guess, it all came down to money. There were two arguments on the matter, and public

Hull Street: Then and Now

Hull Street is experiencing a bit of a rebirth lately. It is fascinating to see how things have changed over the last 100 years. Some of the old buildings haven't survived. Many have. It will be interesting to see if some of the blank parcels and parking lots where buildings once

What’s Behind All the Recent Water Main Issues?

It sure seems like Manchester has had its fair share of water main issues recently. ABC 8 News reported  that DPU workers were working to repair a water valve on August the 4th on Semmes Ave and 9th Street: "According to ABC 8: "As a result, part of Semmes Avenue is blocked