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
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 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.
I was happy to see City workers trimming the tree shoots sprouting from all the dead crepe myrtles on Hull Street this evening.
As we reported in our prior article City Workers Hack & Kill Trees On Hull Street, city workers maimed and killed all the mature crepe myrtles on Hull
The Eastbound lanes of Hull Street between 6th and 7th are closed due to a downed power line and pole. Dominion Energy emergency crews are on-site.
You should avoid Hull Street until this situation is resolved.
For those of you that drive down Hull Street, this is going to be old news. Last year when the mature crepe myrtles were in full bloom, City of Richmond workers came on trucks with chainsaws and cut all the blooms off the trees.
I was upset while I watched them
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
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,
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
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
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
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
You know when you start excavating dirt at one of your building renovations and find hundreds of 100 year old oyster shells, you are on to something good!
1213 Hull Street is the furthest along of all the projects and it is slated to hold 4 apartments and a commercial food
So we walked Manchester this weekend, and the construction boom is staggering. Developers are building market rate duplexes and single family homes at a blistering pace. The infill construction is located along Bainbridge, Porter, Perry, and McDonough Streets between Commerce Road and Cowardin Ave. Many, if not most of the
Buried on an otherwise humble street, the Egyptian pump house located at 2313 Wise Street stands out. Owned by the City of Richmond's Department of Public Works, the mausoleum-like structure is a surprising find in the austere area.
The exact spot where the pump house is located is a bit of a
The Latino Festival kicked off last night in Manchester but continues today (June 24th) starting at noon until 11:00 pm. The location is at the Church of the Sacred Heart at 1400 Perry Street.
The festival is open to the public so head out today and enjoy in the festivities of
I bet you have hopped from rock to rock at Pony Pasture or Texas Beach a few times in your lifetime. Have you ever wondered what causes those round rock pools to form in the large granite rocks in the James River?
Well not to worry the Friends of James River
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
After years of waiting, Hull Street *might* be just about to get a proper pharmacy.
If you have followed our recent stories, the old McDonalds was relocated diagonally across Hull St and Commerce Road. Then the old store was torn down. And now after considerable speculation, the site has finally changed
According to their Facebook page event listing, Twisted Ales Craft Brewing has scheduled their grand opening for June 17th from 12-11PM. The new craft brewery will be located in Manchester's Aragon Coffee Co. building at 212 W. Sixth St. If you are unfamiliar with the area, it is the old Blue