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Tommy’s Express Tunnel of Terror Returns

Drive your car through a spooky good time.

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Tommy’s Express is excited to announce they’ll have a Tunnel of Terror again this year after the success of last year! It will be bigger and better AND at two locations this year: 7048 Forest Hill Ave. and 10100 Hull St Rd.

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A spooktacular experience for the family. Plus, your car will leave looking boo-tiful! 👻 There will even be GIVEAWAYS. We are talking a FREE month of the TommyClub for each adult attendee and candy for the kids! Share this event to enter to win 3 MONTHS of unlimited car washing.

Our Tunnel turns terrifying on:
  • October 15th- 6-11 PM
  • October 16th- 6-11 PM
  • October 22nd- 6-11 PM
  • October 23rd- 6-11 PM
  • October 29th-6-11 PM
  • October 30th- 6-11 PM
  • October 31st- 6-11 PM
Cost: $25.00 per vehicle

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Richmond Reframed Opens Tomorrow

As a member of this group, I can say with full confidence that this is an incredibly talented group of artists.

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ART WORKS Gallery (320 Hull St.) will feature RVA Photographers Collective’s new exhibit “Richmond Reframed” starting Fri., Jan. 28. The pictures were taken by over a dozen local photographers offering different perspectives of the city. The free exhibit will run in the Centre Gallery through Sat., Feb. 19.

The RVA Photographers Collective is a Facebook group of local photographers. Every month a subject or area is selected and the photographers share their respective work. It’s a supportive environment and is designed to get folks to perhaps try new things. You can also follow them on Instagram to see their latest assignment. Check out #rva_photographers_collective for examples of their works.

Samples from previous assignments not from the upcoming show.

 

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Person of interest in Multiple Commercial Robberies

On January 15th a man robbed a business on Cowardin and then Forest Hill Avenue.

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Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in these photos who is a person of interest in two commercial robberies that occurred on Saturday, January 15.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., January 15, officers responded to the 300 block of Cowardin Avenue for the report of a commercial robbery. Officers made contact with the employee who stated that the suspect entered the business and displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., on the same day, officers responded to the 5000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for another commercial robbery. Officers spoke to the employee, who stated that the suspect entered the business and displayed a firearm, demanding cash. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The same suspect was seen on video surveillance wearing the same clothing in both robberies. The suspect was last seen wearing a black coat, black mask, gray pants and black shoes.

Anyone who may have been in the area during these robberies, or has information about the identity of this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Sacksteder at (804) 646-1068 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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VPM Reporting that Two Local Starbucks Joining Effort to Unionize

The Starbucks on Midlothian Turnpike, across from Chesterfield Towne Center, and the one on Forest Hill Avenue are the two stores that filed paperwork last week.

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Starbucks across the nation are starting to push for the right to Unionize. The Starbucks in our area are no exception.

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The Starbucks on Midlothian Turnpike, across from Chesterfield Towne Center, and on Forest Hill Avenue filed paperwork on Wednesday to begin the process of forming a labor union. Employees like Katheryn Wiggers say they just want a seat at the bargaining table.

“I love our community, and our community loves coming to our Starbucks every day. And I don’t want to disrupt business or anything like that. I just want a fair and equal opportunity to speak for myself,” Wiggers said.

Wiggers has worked at Starbucks for the last five years. She says her colleagues have always had grievances with the corporation, but they didn’t realize they had a way to do something about it until other Starbucks employees began to unionize across the country.

“The five years that I’ve worked with Starbucks, I’ve seen a fair share of inequality and also just things that, if I had been able to advocate for myself, I would have changed,” Wiggers said. “And now going into this knowing that we can advocate for ourselves and have a voice is really game changing for us.”

The article goes into much more detail on the fight and I highly recommend you hit up that link to read the full story.

You can also check out Starbucks Workers United which is based in Buffalo where they recently were successful in unionizing.

We believe that the best way to truly inspire and nourish the human spirit is to organize for greater justice, greater equality, and a greater vision of what life can be for Starbucks workers across the Buffalo region and for workers in the coffee and restaurant industry.

As Starbucks Workers United, we are organizing a union to bring out the best in all of us. Our organizing committee includes Starbucks partners from across the Buffalo region. Many of us have invested years of our lives at Starbucks, while others have recently become partners. We all have one thing in common — we want the company to succeed and we want our work lives to be the best they can be.

We believe that there can be no true partnership without power-sharing and accountability. For this reason, and through discussing our shared experience working at Starbucks, we have come to the conclusion that organizing a union is the best way to truly contribute meaningfully to this partnership and both ensure that our voices are heard and ensure that when we are heard we have equal power to affect change and get things done.

We are “partners” becoming partners.

Starbucks is the leader in the coffee industry, and one of the most successful and companies in the world. We want to share in that success, and we want to have a voice in determining what that looks like for us. We think there is a disconnect between corporate and us. The company says that partners come first, but all too often puts large shareholders above all else.

We are not anti-Starbucks. We are Starbucks! We know what it takes to make this company run, and we know best what we need to be able to do our jobs to the fullest. We want to be able to be our best selves, and we cannot reach our full potential if we are understaffed, overextended, exhausted, and burned-out. We are organizing because we know that Starbucks partners have the ability to improve this company, transform this industry, and form a collaborative, creative, forward-thinking, justice seeking, independent organization that will allow us to advocate for ourselves.

According to CNBC article in July revenue hit $7.5 billion vs. $7.29 billion expected

 

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