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Homes Currently For Sale in the Manchester Area

Manchester is one of the few neighborhoods that still remains somewhat affordable when compared to other areas of the city. However, that is changing as new residents flock to the area and there is very little housing supply available. Many of the new homes (2 of the 3 featured below

Dogtown Brewing Patio Views Coming to Hull Street

Dogtown Brewing Co will bring brews, views, and dim sum carts to Hull Street! As announced at the Hard Hat Happy Hour Tour in Manchester last week and covered today by Richmond BizSense, Dogtown Brewing will offer a multi-story beer hall with a full service restaurant. The first floor brewpub component

Manchester New Construction Looks Set to Roll Into 2018

In walking around the Manchester neighborhood this Sunday, it looks like several new building projects are nearing completion before year end. And new residential construction shows no sign of stopping headed into 2018. There are a mix of property types between duplexes, single family, and apartment buildings that are being built.

Richmond Magazine Does Multiple Features on Manchester

Richmond Magazine has dedicated some serious coverage to Manchester in their December issue. Stephanie Ganz wrote Remembering What Was and rightly gives a nod to the past: "For the first half of the 20th century, Manchester bustled with shoppers enjoying department stores, restaurants and movie theaters in a thriving commercial corridor. But as residents

SunTrust Moving Into Former Urban Farmhouse Location

SunTrust is moving into the former Urban Farmhouse location in Manchester on Semmes Avenue. With its mortgage operations center directly across the street, SunTrust will have two corners of the 12th and Semmes intersection covered. Richmond BizSense reported on the SunTrust news today where a SunTrust spokesperson declined to comment on whether it

Looming Tax Reform Throws Richmond’s Redevelopment into Chaos

The uncertainty of the looming federal tax reform is causing chaos, some might go so far as to say panic, for historic building owners, commercial bank lenders, and developers throughout RVA. The proposed changes are causing various stakeholders to scramble as they try to get their projects started before the rules

RVA Goats Work on Thanksgiving

We are happy to report that the RVA Goats team is hard at work despite the Thanksgiving holiday. We took a pre-turkey walk across the T-Pot Bridge this morning, and were happy to find the goats just east of the Manchester climbing wall clearing overgrown brush. While we must admit there was a

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