VCU (10-3,0-0 Atlantic 10): 85
Loyola Md. (8-5,0-0 Patriot): 51
The short story: VCU held Loyola (Md.) to a mere 20 second-half points en route to the Rams’ largest victory of the season. Senior guard De’Riante Jenkins and freshman guard Bones Hyland both racked up 15 points on the night.
- Jenkins was explosive from behind the arc with five triples, tying a career-high for three-pointers in a game
- Hyland’s 15 points were a career-best, and all of his points came by way of three-point shots. He was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and added five assists (with no turnovers) and a pair of steals
- KeShawn Curry added 12 for the Rams, a career-high for the VCU sophomore guard
- VCU drained a season-high 14 triples, which accounted for 42 of its points
- Andrew Kostecka led the way for the Greyhounds, scoring a game-high 30 points.
- Loyola took a brief 10-7 lead in the first minutes of the game, but the Rams quickly overcame the deficit and never relinquished the lead
- Jenkins sparked a 10-4 spurt with a pair of 3-pointers in the early stages of the second half to push VCU’s lead to 50-35
- Hyland later helped the Rams assume a commanding 69-42 lead with a pair of 3-pointers that ignited a 16-0 run
- VCU closed the game on a 14-0 run, capped by a vicious alley-oop dunk by freshman Tre Clark
- The Rams shot 50 percent (31-of-62) from the field overall, including 41 percent (14-of-34) from behind the 3-point arc. VCU held the Greyhounds to 39 percent (20-of-52) shooting, including 30 percent (8-of-27) in the second half
- Twelve VCU players scored. The Rams bench contributed 52 points
- VCU has won 20 consecutive home games dating back to last season
- VCU’s 52 bench points were its most since it scored 56 against Belmont on Dec. 16, 2014
- Sunday’s game was VCU’s first in eight days
- VCU’s non-conference slate is complete
VCU will remain at the Siegel Center to open up conference play on Thursday, Jan. 2 against Fordham. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. tip and will be broadcast on MASN and ESPN+.
Live Updates: Ongoing list and information on Richmond area institution and event closures, postponements
With new information and cancellations coming in by the hour, the below is our attempt to keep you up to date on the latest Richmond area closures, cancellations, and community information, with links to relevant resources for more. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more. Feel free to leave your own in the comments or email to [email protected]
Government & Community Organizations
- Commonwealth of Virginia declared a State of Emergency to enable resources to be activated where and when needed.
- City of Richmond recommends canceling all major events within city limits until further notice.
- Richmond Parks & Recreation is canceling certain activities and classes city-wide.
- Richmond City Council has canceled its March meetings.
- Over 50 Central Virginia localities create a centralized command center to manage virus-related activities and emergency operations.
- Richmond Department of Public Utilities is suspending water disconnections to encourage sanitary habits.
- Richmond Animal Care and Control will be closed March 14-27th. Fosters needed immediately email [email protected] for details.
- The Richmond Department of Social Services is operating on reduced hours.
- The Office of Community Wealth Building has canceled its March programming.
- The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) is operating on a normal schedule but is taking additional health and safety precautions.
- FeedMore has announced safety precautions and released updates on helping neighbors in need.
- City of Richmond to close through March 31, essential services continue For a list of those essential services, use this link: bit.ly/2Uq64nz For more information on the city’s response to COVID-19, please visit richmondgov.com/covid19
- City of Richmond General District and Juvenile courts will be closed Monday, 3/16.
- Westover Hill United Methodist Tot Lot (Triangle Playground) will be closed to the public from March 13 to March 27.
- State Capitol and Pocohontas legislative office building closing to public starting at 5 PM on March 16th through the end of March, per General Assembly leadership and clerks, in consultation with the Governor. Staff will still have access to both buildings.
- Virginia ABC stores open but asking customers to call before coming in.
- Diversity Richmond closed for two weeks beginning March 16th.
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers are closed until April 2. Driver and vehicle credentials have been extended 60 days.
Please note that this list is rapidly changing and we’re doing our best to keep it updated but we will at time have some outdated information. Please let us know if there has been a change.
- 23rd & Main Taproom closed. Reopening TBD.
- 3 Monkeys closed. Reopening TBD.
- 821 Cafe dining room closed. Open for curbside and delivery 10-2.
- Abeulita’s dining room closed. Curbside to-go being offered.
- Adarra closed. Reopening TBD.
- Alewife to-go only.
- Answer Brewpub offering carry out only Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
- Ardent Craft Ales tasting room closed. Plan to launch curbside to-go service on March 17th.
- Ashton Creek Vineyardscurrently open for curbside takeout of wine and food. Also doing home delivery of wine with call-in and online ordering. www.ashtoncreekvineyard.com or 804-896-1586.
- Bamboo closed. Reopening TBD.
- Bandito’s closed. Reopening TBD.
- Barrel Thief Cafe closed, the shop remains open.
- Belmont Pizzeria offering pick up and delivery only. All orders placed by phone; calling when order is ready for pickup.
- Bell Cafe closed. Reopening TBD. Curbside to-go and delivery plans being worked on.
- Beauvine Burger Concept dining area closed. Open for takeout, to-go, and delivery.
- Biscuit and Waffles closed. Reopening TBD.
- Blue Bee Cider serving area closed. Curbside to-go bottle for sale.
- Black Hand Coffee Black Hand Coffee open for take out and pre order pick up through prepaid cloosiv app. Home delivery starting next week through eat street.
- Boathouse closed. Reopening TBD.
- Boogaloos closed. Reopening TBD.
- Boychik’s Deli dining room still open and offering delivery.
- Brenner Pass curbside service.
- Brunch closed. Tentative reopen date of March 30th.
Burger Bach Short Pump and Midlothian offering orders by phone or online ordering through our website or app. Offering Pick-Up, Curbside Carryout and Delivery through third parties: Doordash, Grubhub and Ubereats. 804-716-6748 (Short Pump) and 804-594-5525 (Midlothian). Carytown location closed.
- Buskey Cider tasting room closed. To-go and delivery options are being offered.
- Cafe Ole closed. Reopening TBD.
- Can Can Brasserie dining room closed. Limited to-go menu to start March 17th. Planned reopening March 30th.
- Canon and Draw tasting room closed. To-go options available.
- Casa Del Barco all locations closed. Reopening TBD.
- Capital One Cafe closed. Reopening TBD.
- Cary Street Cafe closed. Reopening TBD.
- Center of the Universe Brewing tasting room closed. Reopening TBD. To-go and curbside pick-up offered.
- Chocolates by Kelly closed. Will be offering delivery. Orders and gift certificates can be purchased by emailing [email protected] Reopening TBD.
- Citizen closed permanently. They were looking to sell but that deal fell through for obvious reasons.
- Conch Republic closed. Offering curbside to-go service and UberEats.
- Crossroads Coffee closed two weeks starting March 16th.
- Curbside dining room closed. Offering curbside to-go service.
- Dogtown Brewing closed. Reopening TBD.
- Don’t Look Back (both locations) closed; offering membership club with swag and 10% off food for a year after reopening. Reopening TBD.
- Dot’s Back Inn closed. Reopening TBD.
- Drive Shack is closed. Reopening TBD.
- Dutch and Company dining room closed. Offering to-go meals.
- EAT Restaurant Partners restaurants all closed (Beijing On Grove, Boulevard Burger & Brew, Fatty Smokes: A Barbecue Joint, Fat Dragon, Foo Dog, Hot Chick: A Fried Chicken Story, Osaka, Pizza & Beer Of Richmond, Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi, Wild Ginger, Wong Gonzalez, and Wong’s Tacos). Reopening TBD.
- F.W. Sullivan’s closed. Reopening TBD.
- Final Gravity tasting room closed. To-go only with limited hours 2-7 PM Tuesday-Sunday.
- Forest to-go only.
- Fuzzy Cactus closed. Reopening TBD.
- Garden Grove tasting room closed. To-go options available.
- Garnett’s Cafe dining room closed. To-go Only.
- Galley dining room closed. Galley Pizza to-go only. Galley market open.
- Godfrey’s closed until at least 4/20/20. Reopening TBD.
- Greenbriar Cafe and Coffeehouse dining room closed to-go only.
- Grisette dining room closed. Offering to-go only.
- Hang Space Closed but offering free lunches to children in need. Reopening TBD.
- Hardshell both locations dining room closed. Planning on offering to-go service.
- Hardywood tasting rooms closed. Open for t0-go only.
- Helen’s closed. Reopening TBD.
- Heritage closed but offering “take and bake” meals. Reopening TBD.
- Hobnob closed but launching pick up/take out menu that will start on the evening of Tuesday, March 17.
- Hot Diggity Donuts closed. Reopening TBD.
- Hotel Greene closed. Reopening TBD.
- Idle Hands has adjusted their days and hours of operation to take out only from 8-3 Tues, Sat and Sun.
- Ironclad Coffee Roaster to-go only.
- Isley Brewing to-go service only.
- Island Shrimp Company closed. Reopening TBD.
- Izzy’s Kitchen dining room closed. To-go only.
- Kabana closed. Reopening TBD.
- Kitchenette curbside or home delivery only.
- Kreggers at Hand is currently doing take out orders and offering curbside pick up; also available for delivery on GrubHub. Gift cards are available for purchase as well.
- Kuba Kuba & Kuba Kuba Dos closed. Reopening TBD.
- Little Nickel closed. Reopening TBD.
- Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is offering curbside to-go only. Sister restaurant Billy Jack’s Shack is closed completely. Reopening TBD.
- Jasper closed. Reopening TBD.
- Joe’s Inn dining room closed. Curbside service only. Reopening TBD.
- La Grotta Ristorante will be closed through March 30th.
- L’Opossum closed. Reopening April.
- Lady N’awlins closed. Reopening TBD.
- Laura Lee’s dining room closed. Reopening TBD. Serving dinner rotating menu.
- Legends Grille offering online orders for pick-up. Delivering on UberEats and DoorDash. Contact number: (804) 562-8043
- Level Restaurant & Bar is closed. Reopening TBD.
- Longoven closed. Reopening TBD.
- LuLu’s closed. Reopening TBD.
- Lunch & Supper closed. Hoping to open April.
- Mekong closed. Reopening TBD.
- Metro Bar & Grill offering curbside takeout only.
- Metzger’s Bar and Butchery dining room closed offering curbside to-go.
- Mise En Place Cooking School closed. Reopening TBD.
- Mill at MacArthur closed. Reopening April 1st.
- Millie’s closed. Reopening TBD.
- NAMA is offering a $50 curbside carryout meal for four; order online here.
- Nota Bene dining room closed. To-go has now been suspended.
- O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub closing Forest Hill and Midlothian locations to dine-in; offering curbside takeout.
- Patrick Henry Pub and Grille dining room closed curbside to-go service offered.
- Perly’s Restaurant & Delicatessen closed. Reopening TBD.
- Perch dining room closed. To-go meals are available.
- Penny Lane Pub closing after St. Patrick’s Day. Reopening TBD.
- PikNikRVA closed. Reopening TBD.
- Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia offering pick-up, order by phone. Delivering on GrubHub and DoorDash. Contact: (804) 728-2919
- Poe’s Pub to-go only.
- Pop’s Market on Grace closed. Reopening TBD.
- Rare Olde Times closed but offering a limited to-go menu. Reopening TBD.
- Richmond Restaurant Group restaurants all closed (The Daily Kitchen & Bar, Barrio Taqueria & Tequila, East Coast Provisions, West Coast Provisions, The Hard Shell Downtown, The Hard Shell Bellgrade, and The Hill Cafe). Reopening TBD.
- Roosevelt closed. Reopening TBD.
- Rosie Connoly’s Pub closed 3/17. Reopening TBD.
- Rostov’s Coffee and Tea starting March 17th, hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick-up orders only. Customers urged to call in their orders and prepay.
- River City Roll closed. Reopening TBD.
- Salt and Forge is open 8-2p M-F, 9-2p on Saturday for to-go pickup or deliveries only.
- Saltbox Oyster Co. offering a fish fry takeaway special on Fridays from 5:30-8 pm. Contact number: (804) 528-5554
- Sam Miller’s Restaurant & Venue is open for dine-in, take out & delivery Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 8 pm.
- Sandston Smokehouse is open and offering pickup/carry out as well as a drive-thru with their food trailer.
- Secco Wine Bar dining room closed. Offering t0-go curbside service. Reopening TBD.
- Sefton Coffee Company closed. Reopening TBD.
- Sidewalk Cafe closed. Reopening TBD.
- Southbound to-go only.
- Social52 to-go only.
- Steam Bell Beer Works tasting room closed. To-go options available.
- Stella’s dining room closed. Reopening TBD. Curbside to-go service being offered.
- Stir Crazy Cafe to-go orders only starting March 16th.
- Sticky Rice to-go, delivery only.
- Stone Brewing to-go only.
- Stoplight Gelato and Cafe closed. Reopening TBD.
- Strangeways Brewing tasting room closed. To-go only.
- Sugar Shack Donuts closes at noon March. Reopening TBD.
- Sweet Frog at Staple Mills t0-go only.
- Sweet Frog in Colonial Heights to-go only.
- Tabol Brewing tasting room closed. To-go and pizza available Friday – Sunday 12-7 PM.
- Tazza Kitchen curbside service.
- The Camel dining room closed. All shows canceled. Delivery, to-go, and curbside pickup offered.
- The Juice Laundry RVA to-go only call ahead by phone or on the Juice Laundry app.
- The Mill on MacArthur open 18th & 19th for curbside service only. Closing on March 20th. Reopening TBD.
- The Treat Shop RVA will be closed until further notice.
- Tio Pablo closed. Reopening TBD.
- Toast’s Village Shopping Center location is open for curbside takeout and delivery.
- Triple Crossing to-go only. Offering cans/crowlers/merchandise to-go in person (card only transactions) or through ordering on their website. Delivering to Greater Richmond area, too. Reopening TBD.
- Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is offering a drive thru pickup service at their Maywill Street production facility.
- Uptown Alley offering curbside pickup and delivery, plus $5 back for every $20 and family-sized portions.
- Väsen Brewing Company tasting room closed. Delivery and to-go options available.
- Veil Brewing starting Tuesday, March 17th, will be moving to outdoor to-go sales only.
- Westover dining room closed. Working on to-go, curbside options.
- WPA Bakery to-go only.
- ZZQ curbside pickup only. Call to place your order from limited menu.
In the interest of public health and safety, the administration of Mayor Levar Stoney recommends that all restaurants, bars, and other establishments that serve food and drink within city limits eliminate bar seating, move tables at least six feet apart and limit their on-site service to 50 percent of their normal capacity. If 50 percent of capacity exceeds the CDC-recommended limit of 50 people gathered, establishments should limit their service to 50 or fewer patrons. The recommendation does not affect any restaurant’s capacity to offer carryout and delivery. In order to support the residents and businesses of Richmond, the administration will introduce on March 23 an ordinance outlining a city amnesty program for all penalties and interest on most local taxes due between March 13 and June 30, 2020. This proposed program will exclude personal property taxes on vehicles, motor vehicle license taxes, and vehicle license fees, as required by ordinance. The city is also exploring options for a program to issue small, no-interest loans to support small businesses. More information on this will be provided at a later date.
- Bow Tie theaters closing effective Monday, March 16th. Reopening date TBD.
- Fountain Book Store closed. Someone will be in the store from 10-2 and they’ll be offering free delivery and curbside pickup.
- South of the James Farmers Market Closed. Reopening date TBD.
- Kings Dominion has moved its opening date from March 28th to April 4th.
- Most grocery stores are operating on shortened hours to allow for restocking and cleaning. Check their website before heading out.
- World of Mirth closed to customers but if you call them check their Facebook they have delivery options including bringing it out to your car.
- Greenleaf’s Pool Room closed indefinitely.
- Rosie’s Gaming closed until March 30th.
- Stony Point Fashion Park reduced hours Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Lewis Ginter Gardens closed but offering virtual with lots of wonderful photos.
- Quirk Hotel closed.
Schools & Daycare
- Richmond Public Schools are closed that means no food for many children. RPS is continuing to provide meals for families impacted at these schools. If you want to help fill out this Google Form so they can follow up with you.
- VCU has announced remote classes for the remainder of the semester and canceled commencement.
- University of Richmond remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester and reschedule Class of 2020 Commencement at a later date this year.
- YMCA of Greater Richmond has canceled child care and is closing all facilities until further notice.
- By order of the Governor on March 23rd, all schools public and private are closed for the remainder of the academic year.
- Richmond Kickers delay the start of the season by two weeks. The first game is scheduled for April 18th.
- Monument 10K postponed until September 26th
- Red Army vs Kickers Front Office game scheduled for 3/14 has been postponed. No new date has been set.
- Richmond Flying Squirrels 4/16 opening delayed. No new date has been set.
- A10 basketball tournament was canceled; our photographer on-site got some photos of VCU practicing just before the tipoff that never was.
- Run For The Hills Forest Hill 5k is postponed; they’re working on a new date.
- FC Richmond has canceled all games and related activities until further notice.
- Sportable is canceling all programming through Sunday, March 29.
- Own Touch has made the decision to cancel all activities scheduled on 3/13/2020 – 3/15/2020.
- Virginia High School League has decided the spring sports season be delayed for two weeks with the first play date now scheduled for March 30th.
- Spring- BadaBing Craft fair postponed. New date TBD.
- Church Hill Irish Festival scheduled for 3/21 has been postponed. No new date has been set.
- St. Patrick’s Day at Hardywood’s West Creek location has been canceled. At this time the brewery remains open.
- RVA Street Art Festival scheduled for April 2020 along the Floodwall on Dock Street, is being moved to September 25-27 due to unexpected logistical conflicts.
- Forest Hill Spring Classic canceled.
- The Richmond SPCA’s 18th annual Dog Jog has been canceled; a virtual event will take place.
- Innsbrook’s St. Paddy’s Palooza has been postponed to a later date.
- 45th Annual Greek Festival has been postponed until August 27th – 30th.
- Richmond Forum has postponed its March 21st and 24th programs. The April 18th is scheduled to take place at this time.
- Arts in the Park has been canceled.
- The Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 scheduled for May has been postponed until May 2021.
- Studio Two Three is canceling all classes and large organizational events until further notice.
- Richmond Public Library will be closed starting March 14th through March 30th. They are asking that you keep your checked out items at home for now. There will be no late fees.
- Firehouse Theatre will cancel all public events through Sun, April 5 to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, and audiences.
- The National will be closed until the date(s) specified by local officials, subject to ongoing reassessment. Their hope is to reschedule as many of the affected events as possible, but at this time there is no information on new dates.
- Visual Arts Center is closing on March 13 and reopening on April 6. The start date of our spring session will be delayed by about two weeks. This is subject to change.
- Friends of the Richmond Public Library are postponing their 2020 Spring Book Sale scheduled for the first weekend in April.
- French Film Festival postponed until March 25-28, 2021.
- VMFA is closed to the general public through Thursday, April 23, 2020. All galleries, special exhibitions, and venues are closed.
- The Virginia Museum of History and Culture is also closed through the 27th.
- Virginia Opera has postponed its production of Aida and other productions until further notice.
- The Valentine Richmond History Center will be closed Through March 30th.
- The Byrd Theatre is closed for the foreseeable future due to virus concerns.
- Virginia Holocaust Museum tentatively closed through March 29th.
- Maymont Mansion will be closed from March 15 to March 30 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Maymont’s 100 acres of parkland remain open.
- Virginia Repertory Theatre has canceled all performances at its venues (Hanover Tavern, Theatre Gym, Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, November Theatre) in March and April.
- Richmond Triangle Players has canceled all spring programming through May.
- RVA/tech has canceled spring programming, speaking events, and conferences through May.
- University of Richmond’s Modlin Center has suspended all its remaining season performances.
Richmond Flying Squirrels offer digital field trip for Richmond-area students
The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.
The Education Day activities website can be found here.
The Flying Squirrels annually host Education Days at The Diamond as a learning-centered field trip to a game for schools around the Richmond region. The team has made their 2020 Education Day curriculum, broken down by grade level, available to families and students with schools closed for the rest of the academic year.
“In these unprecedented times, it is still our responsibility to be impactful in our communities, and especially with our future: the kids,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We are very proud of this wonderful work and hope children and parents alike enjoy learning from this information.”
The Education Day curriculum was designed by a Henrico County educator and incorporates state-mandated objectives. The website includes hands-on activities, educational videos, word problems, printable activity sheets and more that align with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives taught to elementary students throughout the school year.
The Flying Squirrels are encouraging participating families to share pictures of their children completing the activities with the team on their Facebook page.
In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Richmond Kickers Delay Start of USL1 Season by Two Weeks
Any scheduled pro club events taking place prior to the start of the season will be postponed to later dates.
The Richmond Kickers were set to take the field on March 28th. That has now been pushed back by at least two weeks. They released a statement that will look all to familiar in the coming weeks.