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Local Artist Keith Ramsey Featured by Martha Stewart

Keith Ramsey has been producing art of all sorts for years in our neighborhood and is getting a bit of national love.

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Martha Stewart is nationally known and Keith Ramsey is locally known. Soon Keith Ramsey will  also be nationally known and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Keith is one of Martha’s picks for Nine Black Artists Creating Incredible Things for Your Home.

 

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For Keith M. RAMSEY, who also goes by RAMSEY, art is in his blood. After decades of collecting antiques and old metals, he discovered steam punk in 2012—and the rest was history. “I created what I called ‘found punk,’ which has become my signature style—art created for everyday living that invites people to ‘rethink’ how art is used,” he says of his metalwork and paintings. “My commitment is to initiating conversation through the artwork created.”

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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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Richmond BizSense.com Reporting Chipotle and 36 townhomes Planned for Stratford Hills

The planned development would go into the area around the former tattoo shop near Publix and Mexico.

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This bit of news comes to us from Richmond BizSense.com:

Harper Associates is planning an expansion of the Shops at Stratford Hills, a retail center the company developed in the early 2000s.

Plans call for a new retail building to be occupied in part by Chipotle, and, if approved by the city, 36 townhomes on a roughly 3-acre plot next door at 6935 Forest Hill Ave.

Most of the land eyed for the townhomes is currently wooded, and the former Lock Stock & Barrel Tattoo building that sits on the site would be razed to make way for a new 6,500-square-foot, drive-thru-ready outparcel.

There is a catch.

In order to move forward with the expansion, Harper is seeking to revise the conditional use permit it was granted from the city when initially developing the center. Its application was filed with the city last month.

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Friends of Bryan Park starting restoration on well-known Azalea Garden pond

The centerpiece of Bryan Park will soon be restored to its former glory thanks to several local groups.

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From Friends of Bryan Park and GrowRVA:

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