After a long time percolating, Starbucks is now serving up coffee in a new West End location in a renovated former bank branch.
It marks the first brick-and-mortar store for Field Floral owner Lee Matalone, who started her business about two years ago out of her then-home in New Orleans.
Stony Point would be the second local mall to try to tap into the trend of obtaining an “open container” license. Short Pump Town Center also has a similar effort in the works.
Renovations are underway on a section of the retail strip where the new retailers will set up shop. The construction runs across several storefronts, between the burger spot Five Guys and an end-unit formerly occupied by Pie Five Pizza Co.
“Specialty coffee sometimes comes with the air of a snooty vibe,” said Parousia Coffee co-owner Jimmy Garcia said. “There’s a gap for people who want to experience good coffee but are scared by it.”
Four years after a local family sold them off to a Northern Virginia buyer, a quartet of grocery-anchored shopping centers in the region are once again under new ownership.
The Midlothian-based lighting fixture maker is looking to capitalize on the spotlight attained by the two well-known home renovation personalities.
“Pet Valus were for us quick and easy move-ins. All we have to do is paint it our colors, stock the shelves and we’re ready to go.”
Two years after it ceased operations in the face of an unfavorable FDA decision, Richmond-based Avail Vapor – or at least what’s left of it – is renewing a legal battle to right what its founder sees as a regulatory wrong.
Amid a changing market for how art house and independent films are viewed, the owner of Movieland at Boulevard Square is looking to convert the complex’s Criterion Cinemas building into a new use.