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Richmond Symphony to Host Music Marathon Fundraiser on April 25

The nine hour virtual event hopes to raise $30,000 to support symphony musicians.

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The Richmond Symphony will host Music Marathon, a virtual fundraiser and concert event, on Sat., April 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Streaming live on the Richmond Symphony’s Facebook page, this free event will feature performances by Symphony musicians, staff, youth program participants, Board members and Richmond Symphony League members, in addition to Q&As, fun facts, and special appearances by Music Director Designate Valentina Peleggi (see full schedule at: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/music-marathon/).

With a fundraising goal of $30,000, funds raised by Music Marathon will help support musicians of Richmond Symphony, after three months of regular-season concerts and community festivals were cancelled, and the Menuhin Competition postponed a year, due to the coronavirus.

“We are committed to supporting our musicians and staff through this crisis, while using it as an opportunity to reach our audience in different ways” said David Fisk, executive director of the Richmond Symphony. “The 2020 Music Marathon will generate much-needed funds to replace lost income from concert cancellations. At the same time it gives our musicians the chance to experiment with a new platform to bring live music to folks in the convenience of their own homes.”

Music Marathon is part of the Richmond Symphony’s “RVA Symphony At Home” initiative to bring music to the community through its social media channels and to provide comfort during this unprecedented time. For more information about “RVA Symphony At Home,” visit: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/rvasymphonyathome/.

To watch the Richmond Symphony’s Music Marathon, visit https://www.facebook.com/RichmondSymphony/ during the event, and click on the Symphony’s Live page.

To donate to the Richmond Symphony, visit https://bit.ly/DonateMusicMarathon or use the @RichmondSymphony handle on Venmo.

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Short Pump Town Center seeks open container ABC license

Soon you might be able to sip and shop at the Far West End mall.

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From Richmond BizSense:

Short Pump Town Center wants to allow people to walk around the mall with alcoholic beverages open and in hand.

The Henrico County mall recently filed a request with the Virginia ABC for one of the alcohol control agency’s commercial lifestyle center licenses, which would allow Short Pump’s visitors to consume alcoholic beverages in the mall’s common areas. The mall hopes to offer the perk no later than spring 2023.

“In short, it is similar to an ‘open container’ license and will allow visitors over the age of 21 to take their purchased alcoholic beverages (bought at one of our tenant restaurants) out with them while they shop,” said a spokeswoman for Brookfield Properties, the New York firm that co-owns the mall.

The company offers similar open-container programs at other properties in its portfolio.

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Snack Collection for Westover Hills Elementary

Everyone deserves a snack.

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The good folks over at Westover Hills United Methodist Church (1711 Westover Hills Blvd) are helping out Westover Hill Elementary students and you can help as well.

The WHUMC Connect Group is collecting snacks for Westover Hills Elementary! We will be organizing and delivering the snacks at our October 12th meeting and would love to have donations in by then. If you are able to donate, please feel free to drop off at the church! Thank you!

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Richmond BizSense Reporting Goatcado Moving into Forest Hill Avenue Spot

There is no timeline for when the Goatcado will be up and running.

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In the spot that held a fish market, Dixie Chicken then Happy Empanada there will be a new eatery. Goatcado will be setting up. The three store strip is currently home to Current Culture Fly a shop focused on fly-fishing.

From Richmond BizSense

The fast-casual eatery is planning to open an outpost in the strip center at 1205 Westover Hills Blvd., while keeping its existing West Main Street location in the Fan.

Its 3,800-square-foot Southside storefront will be next to Current Culture Fly, a fly fishing shop that opened earlier this year.

Goatocado owner Ian Newell said he’s taking over the remaining two suites in the center: one going to Goatocado and the other for a to-be-determined concept.

“Goatocado is still doing well. I think it’s a solid model, it’s a good offering for both locations – fast-casual, kind of health food,” Newell said, adding that the menu at the Southside location will be similar to that of the Fan location.

Goatcado has one other brick and mortar spot on West Main Street in the Fan. Goatcado started as a food cart (still in operation) and serves up veggie focused bowls and wraps. Most of which is grown on their own farm. You can check out the menu here.

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