Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 2.20.19

Don’t Look Back and Buon Giorno Pizzeria’s old home in Carytown has been razed. (Mike Platania)

Restaurants

Demolition has begun at 2929 W. Cary St., the former home of Don’t Look Back and Buon Giorno Pizzeria. The building is being razed to make way for a two-story mixed-use project.

Nonprofits/Donations

Robins Foundation announced the top 10 finalists for its $500,000 2019 Community Innovation Grant. The finalists are Capital Centers of Virginia, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Girls for a Change, Goodwill Industries of Central VA, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Institute for Public Health Innovation, Literacy Lab, Project: HOMES, Rise for Youth, and Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond received a $20,000 grant from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

Estes Express Lines donated $1 million to a variety of charities selected by its employees, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society and Wounded Warrior Project.

Dominion Energy announced its 2018 Charity Classic golf tournament raised $1.2 million for local charities, to be distributed to nearly 150 local charities, including the Richmond Fisher House.

University of Richmond received a $2.2 million gift from the late Fletcher Stiers. The donation will benefit UR’s Boatwright Memorial Library.

Startups

Brandefy, an app that helps shoppers find store-brand versions of products, has been accepted into Cincinnati-based startup accelerator Brandery.

TemperPack, a local packaging startup, signed a deal with Albertsons Companies to have the grocery chain use TemperPack packaging.

The Dominion Energy Innovation Center announced finalists for its 2019 Pitch Competition. Quartr, SSUPP Foods and TraceRx will compete for $10,000 in funding on Feb. 21.

Emerald Construction’s leadership. (Courtesy of Emerald Construction)

Awards

Emerald Construction was named one of Virginia Business’ Best Places to Work in Virginia for the second consecutive year.

TowneBank received eight awards from Greenwich Associates’ Excellence Awards.

YWCA Richmond held its 2019 Outstanding Women Awards. Honorees included: Jane Henderson of Virginia Community Capital, Susan Gooden of VCU’s Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, Sally Graham of Goochland Cares, Greta Harris of Better Housing Coalition, Susan Clarke Schaar of The Senate of Virginia, Katherine Wintsch of The Mom Complex, Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Center and Susan Adolf of Saxon Shoes.

VCC’s Jane Henderson. (Courtesy of Virginia Community Capital)

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods CEO Bobby Ukrop is being inducted into the University of Richmond’s Robins School Alumni Hall of Fame.

Healthcare

Bon Secours now supports Health Records on iPhone, which allows patients to view their medical information remotely via Apple’s Health app.

Retail

Tech repair chain uBreakiFix opened a location in Short Pump at 11571 W. Broad St.

My Salon Suite opened a location at 10971 W. Broad St. in Short Pump.

Spa Three Ten opened at 5610 Patterson Ave. in the former U.S. Post Office space. Spa Three Ten was formerly located at 3500 W. Cary St. in Carytown.

Breweries

Three Notch’d RVA Collab House worked with The Market at 25th, a forthcoming market in the East End, to brew an IPA to help fund the market.

uBreakiFix opened a location at Short Pump Corner. (Courtesy of uBreakiFix)

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