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SportsBackers hosting virtual Taco Trot Cinco de Mayo 5K

Participants can register through May 5th and participants will receive the official Taco Trot t-shirt, a printable Taco Trot race bib, and a virtual event badge. Plus, area restaurants are offering takeout taco and margarita feasts to enjoy afterward.

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Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday collide on May 5th this year, and we all need a reason to celebrate, so Sports Backers has created their first-ever virtual Taco Trot 5K to mark the occasion in an active way.

Participants can register through May 5th here and participants will receive the official Taco Trot t-shirt, a printable Taco Trot race bib, and a virtual event badge.

After registering, participants then run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) on their own (making sure to follow social distancing guidelines) and Sports Backers will send them their shirt in mid-May. Aside from those details, SportsBackers also encourages participants to take a photo and send it to us at [email protected], or tag @sportsbackers on social media. Use #RVATacoTrot.

SportsBackers has also put together a list of local restaurants providing delivery or carryout options for people to enjoy a post-trot taco feast and support local businesses in the process.

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June Richmond Greek Festival Canceled

Although the June festival is canceled they are working on another version so stay tuned.

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Bad news for lovers of the annual Greek Festival which is around 30k of y’all. The following was posted on their Facebook page and website.

Due to the ongoing COVID Pandemic, the Richmond Greek Festival scheduled for June 3-6, 2021 has been canceled. We begin preparations for our Festival months in advance and with the current health climate, we are unable to do that while adhering to health and safety regulations.

However, we’re not giving up just yet– we’re exploring options to bring you a version of the Richmond Greek Festival you know and love later this year. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates.

We wish our friends, family, and the Richmond community good health and safety during this time.

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Former Arby’s to Become a Starbucks

Where once the Horsey Sauce roamed free the mighty Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino® Blended Beverage will soon reign supreme.

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The information came to us from Cushman & Wakefield Ι Thalhimer about the old Arby’s across from the Science Museum.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of 2305-2309 West Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. Lee Hall Plaza, Inc. purchased the 3,256 square feet sitting on 0.55 acres of land from J.W. Willis for $1,900,000 as an investment. The property has subsequently been leased to Starbucks Corporation.

Jeffrey A. Cooke, SIOR and Connie Jordan Nielsen of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller. Connie Jordan Nielsen represented the landlord and Nicki Jassy and Pete Waldbauer represented Starbucks Corporation in the lease transaction.

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Brewer’s Waffles Closed After Two Year Run

Times are tough for restaurants and small businesses. Understatement of the year.

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AJ Brewer, owner of Brewer’s Waffles (1311 Hull Street) closed for good this pas Sunday. Brewer’s Cafe just a few blocks away is remaining open.

NBC12 takes a look at Brewer’s Waffles and the struggles of other restaurants in Richmond.

“It created an environment of uncertainty,” AJ Brewer said. He tried to keep things going, but as months went on, everything seemed to change. Customers couldn’t keep up. “Were we open? Can I sit down? Do you have a shortened menu? Do you have shortened hours?”

The reduced foot traffic also became evident.

“We couldn’t really run the risk of staying open five to six hours with two people coming through the door,” he said.

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