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A Trolley for Manchester?

There is talk of bringing back the trolley that used to connect Manchester to Chesterfield County along the Jefferson Davis Highway. Or at least Chesterfield is talking about it. And while it might seem like a bit of a pipe dream, how cool would it be to see trolleys running

Homeless Shelter on Hull Housed Boulevard Burger & Brew Burglar

We have learned that the Boulevard Burger & Brew Burglar was being housed by the Liberation Family Services homeless shelter located at 1201 Hull Street. Richmond Police recently reported that the restaurant burglar and Liberation Family Services resident, Spencer T. Adkins, was arrested on Thursday July 13th. According to CBS 6,

Manchester Tour + YogaHike

Are you planning to attend the Manchester Tour + Yoga Hike this Sunday, July 16th from 1-4? Here are the details according to its Facebook Event page: One of our favorite events of the season AND and opportunity to support local businesses while meeting new friends, connecting with old friends, and getting

Café Zata Opening At Old Blanchard’s Spot

According to Richmond BizSense, the Forest Hill coffee shop, Café Zata, is opening a second location at 700 Bainbridge Street in the old Blanchard's location. Here is a snippet of what Richmond BizSense had to say in this morning's article entitled Forest Hill coffee shop to open Manchester location: "A Westover Hills and

Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail

As part of the The Hull Street Library's Books for a Better World Series, on Tuesday July 11th from 6:30-8 they will host a talk by Dave Coogan, author of "Writing Our Way Out: memoirs from jail." According to the Hull Street Library's Facebook Event: "Books for a Better World is a book

Houses For Sale In Manchester

I often hear from the realtor community and those searching for a home that there is a shortage of housing inventory in Richmond. Well look no further, because Manchester has some great starter homes, larger single family homes, and loads of apartments that renovators are turning back into single family

Scaffolding!

1213 Hull Street has some serious scaffolding going on these days. The neighboring building at 1215 Hull St was torn down many moons ago. The rough brick at 1213 Hull was only meant to abut another adjoining building wall, and was never meant to be exposed. So it is now

Drone Video of Manchester Development

A reader just sent us his cool drone video exploring the crane that is being used to construct the new Manchester high rise going in at 505 Porter St just northeast of Legend Brewing. Greg Montalto's Facebook post entitled "Craning my flying robot for a better view of Manchester development" has some awesome close up shots of

Manchester’s 2nd Life, Inc to Add 66 New Jobs

According to an announcement from Governor McAuliffe's office, Manchester's 2nd Life, Inc is expanding and will bring 66 new jobs to the area. "Founded in 2016, 2nd Life, Inc. currently occupies a 27,000-square-foot warehouse in the Manchester district of Richmond, just off Interstate 95. The firm repairs over 15 categories of pre-owned electronics.

Eyes to the Sky on Hull Street

Construction is really picking up at the 1200 block of Hull Street. The crane in the image was installing HVAC units on the roof of 1213 Hull Street just this morning. This particualr building was originally the Jones-Green Shoe Company in the early 1900s. It also converted to Singer sewing machine store as evidenced

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