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Hard Hat Happy Hour IV: A sold-out evening at the HandCraft building

Michael Schwartz December 9, 2016 2

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Capping a successful first year of our Hard Hat Happy Hours, presented by Sands Anderson, Richmond BizSense packed another local construction site with thirsty schmoozers on Wednesday night.

The fourth installment of the popular quarterly event series brought a crowd to the HandCraft building at 1501 Roseneath Road, one of the most eye-catching redevelopment projects in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood.

Owners and brothers Jay, Keith and Jeff Nichols are in the midst of getting the 87,000-square-foot, former industrial cleaning facility ready for its next chapter with a lineup of tenants that thus far includes Vasen Brewing, Fahrenheit Group, Evatran and 510 Architects.

Wednesday’s attendees got face time with the Nichols family, along with Divaris Real Estate’s Read Goode, who’s hustled to fill the building with an interesting tenant mix.

Sincere thanks to all our Hard Hat Happy Hour sponsors who have helped give this series plenty of momentum going into 2017: Sands Anderson, Keiter, TowneBank, Timmons Group, Safe Harbor Title, S.B. Cox, Postbellum, RJ Smith Companies, Kathy Corbet Interiors and Colliers International.

Thanks also to the city’s Fire Marshal’s Office and Bureau of Permits and Inspections for helping things go off without a hitch.

And thanks to photographer Tom Veazey for capturing the evening.

If you didn’t get a ticket before they sold out, fear not: Hard Hat Happy Hours will be back next year, with the first quarter edition to come some time in February or March. Stay tuned for details and drop us a line if you have a venue in mind.

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  1. Bruce Milam December 9, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Colliers is very proud to participate as one of the Biz Sense Hard Hat Happy Hour sponsors in 2017. Its a great event. That was one cold building this week though. BRRR!

  2. Sam Morse (City Electric Supply) December 9, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Great event! I look forward to seeing the 2017 lineup.

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