Connect with us

Business

Vietnamese restaurant, indoor rowing facility coming to Willow Lawn in 2020

Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia will feature a full-service Vietnamese dining experience, while Row House will offer immersive indoor rowing classes.

Published

on

Federal Realty Investment Trust, owner of Willow Lawn, announced in a release two new merchants will be joining Willow Lawn in 2020.

Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia, a family-run Vietnamese restaurant, will open its first Virginia location in early 2020 and Row House, a national franchise boutique fitness concept specializing in rowing, will open in spring 2020.

Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia will offer guests a full-service dining experience in its 1,479 square-foot space located between Tropical Smoothie and Red Nails 2. The restaurant has roots in California, where owners Christine and Steven Phan have operated two restaurants since 2014. The original location of Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia is in Santa Ana and Mi Dac Ky is in Garden Grove.

“We’re looking forward to bringing our Vietnamese food to the Richmond community,” said Steven Phan, owner. “We decided to move to Virginia to be closer to family, and we’re excited for the opportunity to open our first East Coast restaurant location.”

The restaurant’s menu will focus on pho, noodles, Vietnamese sandwiches, and spring rolls as well as Boba tea, which is made with fresh fruit and organic Taiwanese green tea and Assam black tea. The Phan’s learned how to make the tea at their family’s tea shop in Saigon, Vietnam. The restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia will also offer take-out and delivery.

Row House will offer fitness enthusiasts immersive, energetic indoor rowing classes in a 2,000 square-foot space next to Old Navy. Row House plans to open this upcoming spring.

“We are thrilled to welcome Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia and Row House to Willow Lawn.”, said Deirdre M. Johnson, Vice President of Asset Management. “As a staple in the community for over 60 years, Willow Lawn continues to evolve to meet the needs of our customers.  It is exciting to further enhance the merchandise mix by bringing authentic Vietnamese dining and a new fitness rowing concept in 2020.”

Comments

comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

Axe-throwing chain set to open near The Circuit Arcade Bar in Scott’s Addition

The venue will open in the former Nicholson Sprinkler Corp. building at 3100 W. Leigh Street in the heart of the neighborhood.

Published

on

From Richmond BizSense:

After its first attempt to get into the Richmond market fell flat, a Canadian axe-throwing bar is back with a location coming to Scott’s Addition.

Bad Axe Throwing is preparing to open at 3100 W. Leigh St. in a 5,000-square-foot space in the old Nicholson Sprinkler Corp. building.

Based in Ontario, Bad Axe has nearly 50 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. In 2018, it began planning a Richmond location on West Broad Street, across from the forthcoming Whole Foods in Sauer Center.

But those plans fell through last spring. Bad Axe owner Mario Zelaya said there was an issue about the amount of parking available at that location, which caused them to scrap the plans.

Continue reading here.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Business

Nine-acre Elks Lodge property near Innsbrook slated to be transformed into mixed use development

Highwoods Properties paid $3.3 million for the nine-acre Elks Lodge near Innsbrook After Hours and plans to mull over mixed-use, high density options for the site.

Published

on

From Richmond BizSense:

One of the biggest landlords in Innsbrook has amassed more land in the area, this time snagging a block of acreage next to the site where the Innsbrook After Hours concert series is held.

Highwoods Properties last month bought the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 45 property at 10022 Elks Pass Lane in Henrico. It paid $3.3 million for the 9-acre assemblage, which adds to another 12 adjacent and largely undeveloped acres the company already owns.

Jane DuFrane, Highwoods’ vice president and local market lead, said the company still is mulling options for the Elks land and adjacent sites, including developing a “walkable community with a mix of uses.”

“The Elks Lodge property’s contiguous proximity to our other land holdings and existing office buildings made it a natural fit for our portfolio,” DuFrane said in an email.

Continue reading here.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Business

Container Store, Chase Bank taking over two adjacent properties at Short Pump Town Center

The former hhgregg appliances and electronics store and neighboring Matchbox restaurant are being transformed into two new-to-Richmond brands.

Published

on

Two neighboring properties at the entrance of Short Pump Town Center are set to be transformed into homes for two new-to-Richmond brands – both as reported by Richmond BizSense.

The former Matchbox Restaurant on W. Broad Street is currently being eyed for a new Chase Bank, BizSense says. Plans have been filed to transform the two-story building into a bank and drive-thru. Read more about the plans here.

Across the road, the former hhgregg appliance and electronics store – originally built as a Circuit City – is being rehabbed into a new location for The Container Store, which sells home organization and storage solutions. Check out progress of the transformation here.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Richmond Weather

Advertisement
Advertisement

Events Calendar

Advertisement
Advertisement