Toad’s Place

Will turn of calendar signal new page for Richmond area?

As a new fiscal year begins, “green shoots” might be sprouting through the economy’s cracks. Then again, more than 20,000 workers are drawing unemployment benefits in the region, and bankruptcy filings are increasing by the month. In this piece, RBS takes a hard look at the economic indicators.

Now playing at Toad’s Place: The fat lady

On Monday, Toad’s Place of Richmond LLC filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The club closed in March when the landlord changed the locks. At that time, the venue fell four or five months behind on its $40,000 rent.

The lonesome Toad’s Place blues

Like the main character in a country music song, Toad’s Place just got the boot from its landlord. It’s not clear exactly how much back rent the Shockoe Slip venue owes, but it typically takes at least three or four months of missed rent before a commercial property owner evicts a tenant. Sources familiar with… Read more »

Most promising startups in Richmond?

The search is on to find the most promising startups in the Richmond area. The fourth annual Greater Companies to Watch series is now accepting nominations on its freshly-launched website. The winners will be announced on October 29 at a celebration at Toad’s Place, and will then be featured in a widely read brochure.

Possible blues club in Jackson Ward

According to a Times-Dispatch story, a developer wants to turn the historic Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward into a blues club of sorts. Don’t plan on going to a live blues concert just yet. First, there are already two new venues within a mile – Toad’s Place and the National. Both are also historical restoration… Read more »