“When you take 90 percent of the business we created over the past five years and take it away, why would I stay in a state that doesn’t support my business and my family?” said Evan Somogyi.
Woodworking store to replace shuttered Plow & Hearth in Short Pump
Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is opening its first Richmond-area store later this month in the Promenade Shops at 11639 W. Broad St.
Book People bookstore relocating to Henrico after decades in Westhampton
Turning the page after nearly 40 years at the corner of Granite and Patterson Avenues in the city, the local bookstore is headed to a new, larger location in the Gleneagles Shopping Center.
Kroger revisits plans for new grocery store in Mechanicsville
The grocer first had the site rezoned in 2015 but never moved forward with the project. Now it’s back seeking amendments to the approved site plan to add square footage for what would be a 118,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace.
VCU adds a grocery store to campus
The university-owned Ram City Market opened recently at 912 W. Grace St., replacing a Walmart store that had vacated the space in 2019.
New Dollar General-owned home goods chain planning first local outpost
It’s the first Popshelf location in the Richmond region and fifth in Virginia. The recently launched chain sells home goods, kitchen equipment and other products mostly priced below $5.
Vegan cheese experiment leads to Fan restaurant’s frozen pizza spinoff
“It’s a process. It’s like a labor of love. I’m making pizza all day,” said owner Evan Byrne, who runs the new business out of his shop The Hop Craft Pizza & Beer.
Rebkee digs in on new Short Pump project with Fink’s as anchor tenant
Construction began last month on West Village, which is planned to include 50,000 square feet of commercial space as well as about 100 two-over-two condos at the intersection of West Broad Street and Gayton Road.
Medical cannabis dispensary opens in Colonial Heights
Amid the floundering effort to legalize recreational marijuana sales in Virginia, Richmond’s lone state-approved medical cannabis provider continues to expand with its third standalone retail dispensary in the region.
Sex toy shop Hustler Hollywood opens in former Pizza Hut on Broad
It’s the second Virginia location for the chain, which is an arm of the brand created by Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt.