Owners of Jasper in Carytown planning two new spots in Union Hill

The Emerald Lounge’s decor will be inspired by bars of 1970s Los Angeles and 1920s Cuba. (Rendering courtesy of Kevin Liu)

The owners of a Carytown bar are now making it a double at a new development in Union Hill.

Kevin Liu, Mattias Hagglund, Thomas Leggett and Brandon Peck, owners of The Jasper in Carytown, are preparing to open The Emerald Lounge at 2416 Jefferson Ave.

Emerald will be in the same building as Slurp! Ramen, a noodle bar the group previously signed on for next door in the newly built mixed-use building near Jefferson Avenue’s intersection with North 24th and M streets.

The building’s 21 apartments all have tenants living in them now, while work continues on the ground-floor commercial space. (Mike Platania photo)

Emerald will have a tropical theme and a slushie machine, though details on its food and drink menus remain scant.

Kevin Liu

“We’re kicking around ideas,” Lui said. “We’re looking to do mostly bar food, but a little more substantial than (the food at) The Jasper.”

Liu, Hagglund and Leggett opened The Jasper in early 2018 and in recent years brought Peck, the bar’s longtime beverage director, on as a partner. The Jasper is adjacent to Carytown Cupcakes, which Liu also owns.

Liu said they’re hoping to have Slurp open by late 2022 or early 2023, and that Emerald should open shortly after that. Campfire & Co. is designing and branding the space, and Willhouse Construction is the project’s general contractor.

At 1,000 square feet, Emerald will be a bit smaller than The Jasper with seating for about 45 inside plus 14 outdoor patio seats.

Daniil Kleyman and Matt Jarreau are the developers of the two-story building that includes 21 apartments and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. Kleyman said the apartments and commercial space are all now fully leased.

Other commercial tenants in the building include Spotty Dog Ice Cream Co., coworking space CoFlow and George: A Real Estate Group. None of those tenants’ spaces are complete yet, though Kleyman said apartment tenants have moved in.

The Emerald Lounge’s decor will be inspired by bars of 1970s Los Angeles and 1920s Cuba. (Rendering courtesy of Kevin Liu)

The owners of a Carytown bar are now making it a double at a new development in Union Hill.

Kevin Liu, Mattias Hagglund, Thomas Leggett and Brandon Peck, owners of The Jasper in Carytown, are preparing to open The Emerald Lounge at 2416 Jefferson Ave.

Emerald will be in the same building as Slurp! Ramen, a noodle bar the group previously signed on for next door in the newly built mixed-use building near Jefferson Avenue’s intersection with North 24th and M streets.

The building’s 21 apartments all have tenants living in them now, while work continues on the ground-floor commercial space. (Mike Platania photo)

Emerald will have a tropical theme and a slushie machine, though details on its food and drink menus remain scant.

Kevin Liu

“We’re kicking around ideas,” Lui said. “We’re looking to do mostly bar food, but a little more substantial than (the food at) The Jasper.”

Liu, Hagglund and Leggett opened The Jasper in early 2018 and in recent years brought Peck, the bar’s longtime beverage director, on as a partner. The Jasper is adjacent to Carytown Cupcakes, which Liu also owns.

Liu said they’re hoping to have Slurp open by late 2022 or early 2023, and that Emerald should open shortly after that. Campfire & Co. is designing and branding the space, and Willhouse Construction is the project’s general contractor.

At 1,000 square feet, Emerald will be a bit smaller than The Jasper with seating for about 45 inside plus 14 outdoor patio seats.

Daniil Kleyman and Matt Jarreau are the developers of the two-story building that includes 21 apartments and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. Kleyman said the apartments and commercial space are all now fully leased.

Other commercial tenants in the building include Spotty Dog Ice Cream Co., coworking space CoFlow and George: A Real Estate Group. None of those tenants’ spaces are complete yet, though Kleyman said apartment tenants have moved in.

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Karen Shipman
Karen Shipman
1 month ago

Looking forward to this!!

Ed Christina
Ed Christina
1 month ago

Best of luck!!!

Are they using eh same loophole they do in Carytown to get around the ABC laws?

Lee Thomas
Lee Thomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Christina

Care to share? I’m intrigued

Justin Reynolds
Justin Reynolds
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee Thomas

I have wondered the same. I imagine they act like both businesses are actually one business for alcohol sales purposes, meaning Carytown Cupcakes’ bakery sales balance out all of the alcohol sales at The Jasper.

Ed Christina
Ed Christina
1 month ago

Yes, that is exactly what they do, so you have the closest thing to an actual bar in Richmond, plus super high-quality drinks and a very knowledge staff. The ABC food requirements are just strange

Christie Thompson
Christie Thompson
1 month ago

The Campfire & Co. crew is stoked to be collaborating with The Jasper team again!

Rachel Davis
Rachel Davis
1 month ago

Thanks for giving Union Hill the credit it deserves! Can’t wait to support these new businesses!