Spring retail roundup

Mom and Pop seem to be feeling bolder, with retailers popping up across town.

Modern Artifacts took over the Carytown space formerly occupied by the Phoenix, which closed in January and reopened next door.  Modern Artifacts sells handmade housewares, ceramcs, light fixtures and home goods. Owners Sharon and Bill Montgomery opened at 3030 W. Cary St. on March 9.

In the Fan, Ingrid’s Bakery opened March 5 at the corner of Cary and Shields.

At Stony Point Fashion Park, a few new shops are opening. Love Culture, a women’s clothing, shoes and accessories store, and Teavana, a tea bar and retail shop, will open this spring.  Joseph Frye, general manager for the mall, said both are expected to open in the next eight to 10 weeks.

Frye said Vineyard Vines, the Connecticut-based preppy retailer known for its pink whale logo, will also open its first Richmond location at Stony Point this spring.

Ellwood Thompson’s will reopen its coffee shop inside the Carytown grocery store this month. The coffee shop was previously located across from the store but closed last year.

Leigh Johnson, co-owner of the Shops at 5807 on Patterson Avenue, said her property has also snagged a few new retailers.

Richmond Barre, a fitness studio that offers exercise classes featuring a ballet barre, is moving across the street from its Staples Mill Road location and will open at the end of April. And SK Cooper, an art retailer, opened this month, Johnson said.

Also in the  Patterson shopping center, G. Love, a seasonal women’s pop-up retailer, reopened this month, and Ruby Blu, a jewelry store, has expanded to home furnishings and reopened last week as Ruby Home.

A few stores have closed lately.

Save Recess!, a toy and games shop on Lakeside Avenue, announced March 1 that it will close its doors next month. The shop is selling its inventory at 40 percent off.

Posh in Chesterfield County, a women’s clothing, jewelry and home furnishings boutique, closed last weekend.

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9 years ago

Why not retail on Broad and Gace streets downtown?

Michael Paul Dodson
Michael Paul Dodson
9 years ago

Also in Carytown, Ingrid’s Bakery at Cary Street and Shields Avenue…Carytown????? I didn”t think Carytown on anyone’s map goes past the Boulevard let alone past the closed GRTC bus barn. Uptown, Fan Extended, Cary Street but not Carytown.