Women’s shoe store Champagne & Shoes will open April 12 at 3004 W. Cary St. Owner Kathleen Preservati is opening the store with her cousin Jennifer Rooker. Preservati said the shop will carry high-end designer shoes and accessories for women. Most shoes will be in the $98 to $400 range. The 1,800-square-foot shop used to house Dominion Skateboards, which closed last year.
Chasen Galleries owners Marc Cates and Andrew Chasen plan to open a new business called DeCOR (Design Center of Richmond), which will sell kitchen items, furniture, fabrics, lighting and other things for the home. The shop will open at 19 S. Belmont Ave. April 1.
Also in Carytown, Carytown Bicycle Company at 3224 W. Cary St. is cruising down to a bigger spot at 3112 W. Cary St. Co-owner Tim Mullins said the five-year-old shop needed a bigger space.
“It’s more than twice the size of our shop,” he said.
Until the end of March, it will have a Dutch auction, selling bikes and other products for 10 to 25 percent off as the weeks go on. Mullins said the shop will re-open in the 6,000-square-foot space in the next two weeks.
Northside consignment shop ReFinery has moved its Bellevue location to 5402 Lakeside Ave. The women’s clothing and accessories shop will reopen March 31. Owner Linda O’Neal said the new shop would add home décor and clothing for men.
Black Hand Coffee in the Museum District started delivering its coffee to the Whole Foods in Charlottesville this month. The coffee shop is also planning to move to a bigger space.
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