Neighborhoods of RVA: Scott’s Addition

In its early years, Scott’s Addition was known primarily as a commercial and industrial district. Today, the area has drawn an impressive amount of investment from developers, creatives, restaurateurs, retailers, breweries, and urban dwellers who see it as much more than just its industrial roots. The boundaries of Scott’s Addition are defined by Interstates 95…

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Neighborhoods of RVA: Church Hill

Church Hill – Where it all began for Richmond Walking the foot-worn brick paved sidewalks of Richmond’s oldest neighborhood always makes me feel as though I’ve taken a trip back in time. Sipping a cup of locally roasted coffee at Captain Buzzy’s Beanery while admiring the surrounding historic architectural detail and contemplating the generations that…

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Neighborhoods of RVA: Northside’s Brookland Park and Battery Park

Some might call it a “rediscovered” gem. After nearly 60 years of getting very little attention from investors, home buyers and retailers, the Brookland Park Historic District is suddenly receiving a tremendous amount of overdue attention. Like Ginter Park and Bellevue, Brookland Park and Battery Park were originally conceived as streetcar neighborhoods. Most of the…

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RVA = Art

My wife Colleen and I both have creative backgrounds and therefore a deep appreciation for the arts. Before we were married, she spent many years in Los Angeles with a gallery in the well-known Bergamot Station complex of Santa Monica. For me, my VCU Art School alum father (and my mother) encouraged my interest in art…

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