From Richmond BizSense:
The operators of a sprawling residential estate-turned-event venue – colloquially referred to as the “castle in Goochland” – are branching out into Short Pump.
Dover Hall Experiences, the management side of the 33,000-square-foot Dover Hall estate at 1500 Manakin Road, are launching Bartizan, a new event venue, restaurant and bar in West Broad Village.
Bartizan is slated to open this fall in two adjoining storefronts currently occupied by The Wine Loft and Spirited Art.
It’s modeled as an offshoot of what’s offered at Dover Hall, with the Bartizan name designed to describe a smaller, more intimate, space extending from a castle for an elevated entertainment experience — a play on “bartizan’s” original definition for a small elevated turret jutting out from a castle wall.
Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market planning to double size of Short Pump store
Construction on an expansion of the locally-owned store should commence this Spring.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, which has operated in western Henrico County since 2004, is getting bigger.
The 15,000-square-foot market will nearly double in size when the store expansion project is completed later this year, owner Tom Leonard said.
Construction should begin late in the spring.
The expansion will take over the tented area to the left of the store – where pumpkins and Christmas trees are typically sold.
The added space will enable the market, off Tom Leonard Drive, to expand and move its bakery and deli departments into the new space. The bakery will be able to make fresh-boiled bagels – “the way they do them in New York,” Leonard said.
Richmond-based company launching digital TV streaming network today with event at VMHC
Richmond-based Soulidifly Productions will launch the new streaming TV network today and is throwing a launch party tonight in celebration.
Richmond based Soulidifly Productions is launching a new digital TV streaming network today known as SoulVision.TV. The new network will feature over 200 hours of “authentic, positive, and often untold human stories shown in feature films and movies, TV shows, news, interviews, cartoons, and more,” according to a news release.
The network will be accessible from all devices including all leading streaming platforms – Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire – and on all mobile platforms, tablets and other devices including smart TVs and home computers.
Entertainers Cecily, Carla Jackson, JJ Squire, and vocalist Imani Waters will headline an event this evening at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture ahead of the network’s launch.
The event takes place beginning at 6:30 PM at the museum at 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. Attendees can also get complimentary tickets by entering code “SVTV” on the ticketing page.
Learn more and get tickets here and check out a preview of the new network below.
Henrico clears the way for redevelopment of Azalea Mall, Virginia Center Commons sites
Two derelict properties in the Northside of town will soon have new life breathed into them as Henrico greenlit their redevelopment Tuesday.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
As Henrico County officials are preparing for the redevelopment of Virginia Center Commons with a public arena, the operators of a senior living community are ready to expand on top of land where another county mall was demolished in 1999.
On Tuesday, the Henrico Board of Supervisors approved zoning and permit changes to let Westminster Canterbury of Richmond expand its continuing-care retirement community over part of the lot where Azalea Mall once stood. The board also voted to authorize the use of $50 million to build an indoor sports arena at Virginia Center Commons.