While many local restaurants have closed abruptly during the coronavirus downturn, one Richmond restaurant group quickly reopened an outpost in Scott’s Addition it had closed when the economy was stronger.
A Shockoe Bottom eatery has tapped out permanently, while its sister restaurant in the West End continues cooking.
Read and see highlights of the inaugural episode of BizSense’s new online series of coronavirus-related panel discussions, featuring Johnny Giavos, Rick Lyon and Harold Vega.
Construction, food and beverage, retail and others are able to continue operating onsite following the governor’s order Monday to shut down non-essential businesses and schools.
Despite shutting down last week and temporarily laying off its staff, Don’t Look Back is looking ahead to a day when it can reopen and try what it hopes is a novel approach to surviving the coronavirus downturn.
With public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus hitting the food and beverage industry particularly hard, a campaign from a Richmond ad agency is looking to help area restaurants and breweries stay afloat by bringing them revenue from a distance.
“We had a green light and 36 hours later the world fell apart, and so did the deal,” said owner Greg Johnson.
The chain still has one location remaining in the region at Reynolds Crossing. And a new tenant already has been lined up for its space in Short Pump.
A barbecue restaurant in western Henrico has traded up to larger digs just a few blocks from its previous location on West Broad Street.
It was a fast flame-out for B.Good in Richmond, which opened two area locations in 2017.