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Storied shop will cater to new tastes

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Two Richmond restaurateurs are opening a taco restaurant on Boulevard in the former home of the infamous Triangle Book Store.

Former adult bookstore bares all

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The renovation of a shuttered porn shop on North Boulevard has stripped the space down to its skivvies, exposing what store probably looked like back in its heyday.

There goes the neighborhood

A local developer wants to help a former porn shop reach its “highest and best use.”

Baseball debate turning into a full season of speculation

As soon as it seems dead in the water, the baseball debate in Richmond keeps coming back. Charlie Diradour extended his hand in peace today to those in the opposite dugout at a news conference he called. Connecticut, the giant Indian sculpture, looked down over the scene, a thick layer of pollen dusted over its… Read more »

Study says city support needed for ballpark

After reviewing the results of a $100,000 economic feasibility study, Mayor Dwight Jones still isn’t quite ready to greenlight a $318 million mixed-use project in Shockoe Bottom.

Ballpark debate heats up in cyberspace

The debate over a ballpark in Shockoe Bottom has hit the World Wide Web. Charlie Diradour, president of Lion’s Paw Development Company, recently launched the site Baseball on the Boulevard as place for the Richmond community to discuss the many different sides of the prospect of a downtown stadium.