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Shockoe Slip gift card

Retailers and restaurants in Shockoe Slip have joined forces to lure more shoppers to the downtown destination. Starting now and running through the end of March, people who spend $100 at participating stores will receive two River District Canal Cruise tickets and two vouchers good for $5 off meals at nearby restaurants. But wait, there’s… Read more »

Newsfeeds For 1.30.2009

Va. jobless rate at 13-year high (Times-Dispatch) Virginia’s unemployment rate spiked to 5.2 percent in December, hitting its highest point in nearly 13 years. Va. lawmakers push to limit investments in Iran (Virginian-Pilot) The U.S. government calls Iran the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism. Virginia’s public retirement system calls it, indirectly, an investment…. Read more »

Rally Caps: The Monday Q&A with Bryan Bostic

Bryan Bostic thinks he has pitched Richmond the sort of deal it can knock out of the park: a $60 million stadium that seats 7,500 and brings professional baseball back to Richmond with almost no public spending. And the 47-year-old is working more than 45 hours a week to convince Richmond’s various interest groups that… Read more »

January Newsfeeds

1.29.2009 Richmond gets extra time on ballpark (Times-Dispatch) The developers pitching a minor-league ballpark for Shockoe Bottom are giving Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones an extra five months to swing. Region’s new homebuilding hits lowest point since 1984 (Virginian-Pilot) New home construction and sales in Hampton Roads last year fell to their lowest point in… Read more »

Newsfeeds for January

1.29.2009 Richmond gets extra time on ballpark (Times-Dispatch) The developers pitching a minor-league ballpark for Shockoe Bottom are giving Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones an extra five months to swing. Region’s new homebuilding hits lowest point since 1984 (Virginian-Pilot) New home construction and sales in Hampton Roads last year fell to their lowest point in… Read more »

Shockoe Bottom firehouse part of block-wide plan

A derelict block in Shockoe Bottom is about to get a major makeover. A group of local developers plans to turn the block into a mixed-use development with more than 200 residential units, 12,000 square feet of retail space and a restaurant. Construction could start next month. Developer Marcus Galt has spent the past two… Read more »