A local gourmet gelato business with multiple area stores will open its fourth location in Scott’s Addition next month. The latest store, which will be located across from the Bow Tie Movieland multiplex at 1400 N. Boulevard, is the former home of ARC Document Solutions. Door are scheduled to open February 9th.
The Scott’s Addition location will be the largest yet, coming in at 2,200 square feet. Using historic tax credits, the building has been restored to its former glory and will feature a large, original garage door that will open from the storefront to a patio near the rear of the building. Co-owner Steve Rosser described the undertaking as a “major renovation” in an interview we conducted with him in January of last year.
He says he and his wife Kim have been searching for a location within the city limits for several years, but couldn’t find a suitable location with enough parking. Scott’s Addition seemed the perfect fit.
“We’re confident we will have ample parking for our customers at this location,” Rosser said. “Scott’s Addition is a hot neighborhood. We like the association with the other businesses coming into the neighborhood, and we’ll be central to The Fan, Northside, and the Malvern area.”
The Boulevard location was originally scheduled to open in August of 2016.
Gelati Celesti opened its first location in 1984 on West Broad Street in what is now known as Gold’s Gym Plaza (Loehmann’s Plaza at the time). The company then expanded to Bon Air in 2012 and Short Pump in 2014. They also operate a food truck.
The Scott’s Addition location’s hours will be Sunday through Thursday from noon until 10:00 PM; Friday and Saturday noon until 11:00 PM.
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting on Continental Coming to Manchester
A new restaurant for the Manchester area.
The Continental Westhampton is a staple for diners on Grove. Eventually, those of us South of the river will have our very own Continental to call our own at 609 Hull Street. Continental brings to the table a diverse menu that you can check out here. I highly recommend the meatloaf.
Giavos said Continental Manchester will be a similar concept to his Continental Westhampton that’s been open for eight years along the Libbie-Grove corridor.
“We decided to take the ‘W’ in Continental Westhampton and flip it upside down for Manchester,” he said.
“It’ll be neighborhood-friendly, accessible, not too expensive. Hopefully it’ll be good for that neighborhood. There are so many young professionals over there, hopefully I can bring something that’s a needed commodity.”
According to the article no date is set for projected opening.
Richmond Flying Squirrels, COTU reveal ‘Richmond Rally Cap’ as new stadium beer
The new grapefruit shandy is set for release this spring as the season opens.
The votes have been tallied, and the new official beer of the Richmond Flying Squirrels will be called Richmond Rally Cap, the Flying Squirrels and Center of the University Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond announced on Tuesday. The new grapefruit shandy will be released across the region this spring and will be available at The Diamond during Flying Squirrels games all season.
Richmond Rally Cap was selected as the winning name from a group of four finalists submitted by fans.
“We work diligently to give fans new experiences each year, and thanks to our long-standing relationship with Center of the Universe, our new beer, Richmond Rally Cap, will be a new item not only at The Diamond but in markets, stores and restaurants all over the region,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We thank Center of the Universe for brewing this great beer, and we tip our Rally Cap to the 2020 season.”
Richmond Rally Cap, a light and crisp Weiss beer with thirst-quenching grapefruit flavor, will be brewed by Ashland-headquartered COTU. The Flying Squirrels and COTU previously partnered on the beer, Chin Music, for six years prior to its retirement in 2019.
“We are beyond excited to launch this new brand into market in the spring,” COTU co-founder Chris Ray said. “We had a great ride with Chin Music, but we felt it was time to switch it up and offer something a little different than what we have ever offered before. Cheers to a great Flying Squirrels season and a new official brew!”
Four name finalists were selected from hundreds of submissions made by fans in the fall, and Richmond Rally Cap was selected as the winner through fan voting in October.
The winning name was first submitted by Chris Owens, who will receive the grand prize featuring a Gold Book, which includes 40 undated tickets for the 2020 Flying Squirrels season, as well as official Richmond Rally Cap swag pack. Two additional winners, Chad James and Ray Edwards, will receive two field-level tickets for Opening Night on April 16, as well as a Richmond Rally Cap hat and T-shirt.
Fans will be able to enjoy Richmond Rally Cap at The Diamond beginning with the Flying Squirrels’ home opener on April 16 against the Bowie Baysox. Group packages, season tickets and partial-season plans for the 2020 Flying Squirrels season are currently available at SquirrelsBaseball.com.
Roastology Now Open
Can there ever be too much coffee in the world? On a cold day like today, the answer is a resounding no.
Roastology was established in the distant past of 2012 in the wilds of North Chesterfield. They closed up shop in the county and moved into the city. They’ve been working on their new shop located at 2701 W. Cary Street.
They’re hosting their Grand Opening today from 7 AM – 5 PM. They roast coffee on-site and have a full-service coffee shop. You’ll also find their coffee at Wegmans, Carytown & Ivymont Kroger, and online.
Also as of earlier this week, they’re still looking for kitchen staff so if you’re looking for a job check out their Facebook post.
Karri Peifer over at Richmond.com has a ton more details (and photos of the shop) on the folks behind the new caffeine addition to the Fan.