The last of the commercial spaces in the 250,000-square-foot, mixed-use building at Patterson and Libbie avenues went to Vestique and Drybar.
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A collective including Project:HOMES, the Better Housing Coalition, Virginia Housing and a group from Virginia Tech built the house as an experiment in housing affordability.
The former Moe’s Southwest Grill storefront is now home to Bell Greek, which has three locations in the region.
“There was one BB.Q location there in Boston. We would drive a one-hour round trip just to get the chicken,” franchisee Unsin An said of her introduction to the brand. “It was that good.”
The move into beer downtown follows a similar strategy the company deployed at its flagship in Roseland, known as The Farm, about 100 miles west of Richmond.
“This is kind of my big splurge,” said owner Christopher Kilgore. “This is my dream store, this is my life.”
A local real estate agent is opening Point 5, which stocks booze-mimicking brands that make up a small but growing sector in the beverage industry.
Brains are not on the list of toppings but the Greek pizza and the Margherita are popular choices.
With a bring-your-own-beverage policy onboard and options to organize party events on the 20-person vessels, a co-founder says bookings for the summer have been filling up fast in Richmond.