Grub LLC, owner of the nearby Trojan Grill, decided to open another concept in the former Colonial Kitchen & Market space to keep competitors away.
Pasta concept Oro will join Buttermilk + Honey, Fat Kid Sandwiches and Sincero in The Current in Manchester.
Pinky’s, a Mediterranean eatery, is expected to open at 3031 Norfolk St. in Scott’s Addition on July 1.
“It’s going to be a more upgraded version of my spot downtown that still looks like it’s from the 1980s in Brooklyn,” said the owner of Jo Jo’s Famous Pizza.
Ms. Bee’s Juice Bar, which thrived during the pandemic, plans to make use of its new outpost’s bigger kitchen.
Crumbl Cookies, which specializes in oversized cookies, will open several Central Virginia locations this summer.
After taking over the business from the original owner, a former employee bought the 1620 W. Main St. building from him for $1.67 million.
The coffee retailer is opening to-go stores in dense urban markets, and providing drive-thrus, curbside service and walk-up windows in suburban spots.
The pop-up patios beside Joe’s Inn and Nile restaurant join others in the works across Richmond, including spots in Jackson Ward and along Brookland Park Boulevard.
The owner had leased space on Marshall Street with plans to serve VCU students but went with a bigger location on Cary Street instead.