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Student Housing opening in the Carver Community

Have you seen the construction? It’s hard for one to miss the huge wooden exterior currently under construction in historic Carver.

Rally for Homeownership

Update, 10/15/12: Read press about the event, here. Original Post: On Thursday, October 11, the Virginia Rally for Homeownership will take place at CenterStage. The rally is from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and includes a free lunch and ice cream with entertainment by the No BS! Brass Band.

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History of the Leigh Street Armory

Do you ever wonder what is up with the Leigh Street Armory, that boarded-up castle building at the corner of Leigh and St. James Streets? Did you know that it was built in 1895 and was called the First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory? Or, that it will soon become the future home of the Black […]

Childrens Pavilions

Children’s Pavilion at MCV to Have Ground Level Retail

Proposed hostel meeting tonight

Join Sarah Weisiger, from the Richmond Hostel Committee, and others, this evening at 7 pm, at the future hostel site located at 7 North 2nd Street, across from the main library. Agenda Items Outreach: Tours/Trips, Vicarious Travelers Series planning, and events Fundraising: Consultant news, Capital Campaign kickoff Building: News of upcoming rehab project

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Leigh Street a Finalist for Redskins Training Camp

The City has narrowed the list of potential training camp sites for the Washington Redskins down to two, City Stadium and Leigh Street behind the Science Museum. The City considers the Leigh Street location, stretching from Hermitage Road to the Boulevard, an empty slate that would allow the Redskins an opportunity to design a facility […]


Youth hostel closer to opening in the Monroe Ward

From Richmond BizSense: College kids on gap years, backpackers and sojourners on a budget will soon have a place to rest their head in downtown Richmond. A planned youth hostel at 7 N. Second Street is working to get financing to fix up the building and hopes to open next year. BizSense caught up with […]


Renovations begin on the Meredith House

Big changes are coming to the Meredith House in Jackson Ward. Vacant and suffering damage from fire and the elements, construction work on the house began this week. Architectural work will be provided by Ark Construction, who plans to renovate the property from the foundation up, including all electrical systems, the addition of the missing […]

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A Barber(shop) Comes Home

It’s only right that the John Marshall Barbershop is back in the John Marshall Hotel cum Apartments, yes it turns out there is such a term. Bill Lohman tell’s the story of Hugh Campbell’s long road home today’s (yesterday’s) Times-Dispatch. “It doesn’t get any better than this,” Campbell said with the biggest of smiles as he […]

End of Jackson

Better Days Ahead For The Meredith House

After two centuries, this tumble down house is still hanging on, barely.  According to Historic Richmond it won’t have to wait much longer for some love.  It has been known here alternatively as the “End of Jackson“, Barack Obama’s Summer White House and the “Ugliest House in Richmond, it is known to the rest world […]


Partial Building Collapse on Grace St

The front wall of 219 E Grace Street collapsed onto the sidewalk early this morning.  This is one of two buildings  that didn’t get renovated after  ”Little Baghdad” nearly burned down in 2007.  Anybody who is familiar with this building will not be surprised.   Not so long ago there was a tree growing out of the  roof.  The […]

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