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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

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

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

7 West Project Exits Limbo

We originally announced Jeremy Connell's 7 West project a year ago in our Construction Starts on 7 West article. Demolition and site work commenced shortly thereafter. Then everything seemingly came to a grinding halt. So it goes when navigating the permit process at Richmond's City Hall. Permits have been taking an

RVA Clean Sweep: Manchester Volunteer Lead Needed

RVA Clean Sweep needs a Manchester Volunteer Lead to oversee 30 volunteers on a litter pick up on Thursday August 17th from 9 AM-12 noon. Are you game? From the RVA Clean Sweep event page: The Manchester neighborhood and  Clean Sweep are partnering with VCU's RAM Camp for service projects throughout the city.