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The Gray Lady Comes to Town

The New York Times swung through here about a month ago and sampled some of the local chow.  We’ve been anticipating their take on our signature neighborhood.  Here it is.

via The New York Times dot Com

At its zenith in the early 20th century, Jackson Ward, in Richmond, Va., was a thriving, multicultural quarter known as the Harlem of the South, with the likes of Duke Ellington and the native son Bill Robinson, known as Bojangles, headlining at the Hippodrome Theater. …

Vacant storefronts still blemish some of the historic district’s 40 square blocks, but thanks to plucky restaurateurs, gallery owners and shopkeepers, there’s a scent of promise mingling with the magnolias. So far it’s more of a daytime and early evening scene — but night life is coming back too: the long-empty Hippodrome has been restored and is scheduled to reopen in November(?).

See the online slideshow featuring

  • Ghostprint Gallery
  • Nate’s Taco Truck Stop
  • Steady Sounds
  • Ettamae’s
  • Mama J’s (Just turned 2 years old)

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