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City’s new Six Points Roundabout now open in Northside

The Six Points Roundabout installation project cost $1.2 million, 90 percent was federal funding and 10 percent was state funding.

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UPDATE 8/25/16:

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The Richmond Department of Public Works posted some pictures on their Twitter account that offer a birds eye view of the roundabout. Also pictures of the dramatic cutting of ribbon, no giant scissors though.

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ORIGINAL POST 8/19/16
From City of Richmond Press Release:

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and other City leaders and guests will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the Six Points Roundabout on Tuesday, August 23 at 4:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 1302 E. Brookland Park Boulevard, at the corner of Dill Avenue.

The newly constructed traffic control design is located at the intersections of Brookland Park Boulevard, Meadowbridge Road, 2nd Avenue and Dill Avenue, known as Six Points. It includes landscaped islands, pedestrian crosswalk markings, handicap ramps and new signage at each intersection.

The roundabout is expected to reduce vehicle and pedestrian conflict points and provide slower operating speeds for motorists. It also will decrease the crossing distance for pedestrians. Transportation experts say there can be as much as a 90 percent reduction in fatal accidents at intersections where there are roundabouts.

The Six Points roundabout is the third roundabout constructed in the 6th District. The others are in Highland Park at the intersections of 1st, 3rd and Rowen avenues and Trigg Matthews and Daniel streets and Holy Cross Cemetery and near the Biotech at the intersections of East Duval and North 8th Streets and the Duval Street Connector.

The Six Points Roundabout installation project cost $1.2 million, 90 percent was federal funding and 10 percent was state funding.

For more information on City services please visit www.Richmondgov.com

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Veteran baker to open brick and mortar bakery operation in Lakeside

Up All Night Bakery, a new brick and mortar for 20-year baking veteran Jonathan Highfield, will take over the former Pulp RVA space at 5411 Lakeside Avenue.

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From Richmond BizSense:

Jonathan Highfield has kneaded dough for about 20 years, both in the employment of and instruction of others. This year, he’s baking a venture entirely of his own creation.

He recently signed a lease on 5411 Lakeside Ave., where he plans to open a production facility for his Up All Night Bakery by March.

Up All Night was launched as a part-time gig in late 2019, making croissants, breads, cookies and other baked goods that are sold at farmers markets and to a few wholesale customers around town.

Highfield currently bakes in the kitchen of the Early Bird Biscuit Co.’s Bellevue Avenue location during the business’s off-hours. He said he decided to move Up All Night elsewhere because he had outgrown the Early Bird space.

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Keep Virginia Cozy Cleanup this Saturday

Help to make Northside even better.

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Spotted on Keep Virginia Cozy’s Facebook.

Come get TRASHY with us over in Northside! We are going to be meeting on the sidewalk, adjacent to The Mill on MacArthur Avenue, just look for the silver subaru with stickers on the back! We hope all of y’all have had a wonderful holiday season and we can’t wait to get back together for January’s cleanup!
As always, all gear is provided, we just ask that you dress warmly in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!
Grab your friends, bring your pup, fill up your coffee cup, and come get trashy with us as we beautify our wonderful city!

Be kind. Smile at strangers. Pick up litter. Work together for good. Keep Virginia Cozy!

**All of your events are in accordance with the latest safety standards from the CDC. Masks and gloves are provided and social distancing occurs naturally outdoors!**

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Police seek suspect in armed robbery on West Hill Street

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individuals in the attached surveillance photos, who are suspects in a commercial armed robbery that occurred last month.

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Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individuals in the attached surveillance photos, who are suspects in a commercial armed robbery that occurred last month.

At approximately 8 p.m. on December 14, 2020, the two male suspects walked into the Tiger Martconvenience store, located at 200 West Hill Street, displayed firearms, and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then fled on foot, but security video captured them getting into a small white Toyota SUV (photos attached).

Anyone with information about their identity is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective K. Robinson at (804) 646-6820 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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