Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 11.20.19


Truckle Cheesemongers owner Maggie Bradshaw (left) and Blue Bee Cider owner Courtney Mailey. (Truckle Cheesemongers)

Awl Snap is hosting a holiday market on Nov. 30 at its headquarters at 2015 W. Broad St.

Williams & Sherrill Interiors closed in late October at 2003 Huguenot Road in Bon Air.

Men’s shirt company Ledbury closed on a $4.5 million funding round led by Harbert Venture Partners.

Boppers Malt Shop opened at 414 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg.


Truckle Cheesemongers opened its brick-and-mortar store within Blue Bee Cider at 1320 Summit Ave. in Scott’s Addition.

Starr Hill Brewery announced it’s opening a taproom in downtown Lynchburg. The Crozet-based brewery is preparing to open its Richmond outpost in December.

Starr Hill Brewery is preparing to open its Richmond outpost in December. (Rendering courtesy Starr Hill Brewery)

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has released its annual Gingerbread Stout beer.


CelebrateRVA is opening a new space at 908 Oliver Hill Way.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden received a $315,000 grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment to support its Glen Stream Restoration Project.


Scuffletown Garden is closing at 421 Strawberry St. in the Fan.

The Jasper will rebranded into Miracle on Cary Street from Nov. 26 until New Year’s Eve and be redecorated with holiday decor at 3113 W. Cary St.

Soul N’ Vinegar is opening a cafe inside the Institute for Contemporary Art at 601 W. Broad St. Ellwood Thompson’s formerly operated a cafe there.


The Faison Center held a topping-off ceremony for its forthcoming Early Education Center at 1701 Byrd Ave.

All Saints Catholic School broke ground on new classroom and office space at 3418 Noble Ave.


Riverside Logistics has opened its new office. (Riverside Logistics)

WayForth has acquired Boston-based Home Transition Resource.

ARtGlass launched its augmented reality technology in Madame Tussauds’ D.C. location that’s available for public use.

Riverside Logistics opened its new office at 5160 Commerce Rd.


McGeorge Toyota’s donation. (McGeorge Toyota)

McGeorge Toyota’s Tom Baskin made a $10,000 donation to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America at the 6th Annual Beyond the Call of Duty Car, Truck & Bike Show.

Joyner Fine Properties held a pop-up market at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club to showcase 29 vendors to our Joyner agents, and the $3,667 raised from the event were donated to The Joyner Foundation, its nonprofit that benefits housing and education.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer donated $2,482 to Richmond Community ToolBank through its Thalhimer Gives initiative.

The Cameron Foundation announced it’s donated $800,000 to 26 different nonprofits in the greater Richmond region.

Thalhimer’s contribution to Richmond Community ToolBank. (Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer)

The American Heart Association and Draper Aden Associates gifted over 200 sports balls and jump ropes to three local elementary schools in Pleasant’s Lane, Charles City and Linwood Holton.


The James River has been selected as the 2019 Thiess International Riverprize winner at the International Riversymposium in Brisbane, Australia.

Initiate-it founder Andrew Smith has been selected as a featured presenter at six national conferences in the Digital Summit 2020 Series.

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center were both awarded an “A” from the Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Towne Insurance’s Mark Horton was named Young Agent of the Year by Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia.

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