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National Gourmet Market Taking Over 48 HRS Spot

This looks to be more in line with a miniature grocery store/bodega than a super fancy spot.

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Our wonderful partner Page Hayes has this to report on the 48 HRS Store.

The 48 hours store which has been a beloved, if dingy, source of great craft beer and lottery tickets for many years, abruptly closed. A lucky encounter with the new tenant revealed that after cleaning and revamping the space, The National Gourmet Market will be opening as a sister store to their Northside Gourmet Market. The new spot promises to have a similar offering of craft beer, fresh produce and dairy, and prepared foods.

They’ve got a construction dumpster out front and are working on the cleanup as we speak.

Judging by their Northside Gourmet Market Facebook it’s going to be much closer to a traditional grocery store than the nearby new kid on the block Stella’s and relative newcomer Outpost. Expect fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, milk, beer, wine and some prepared foods. Basically an upgraded 48Hrs Store.

Screen grab from Northside Gourmet Facebook

My only question is why National Gourmet Market. If they stuck with their naming convention we should be Southside Gourmet Market or Westover Hills Gourmet Market.

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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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Street Closures and No Parking Zones Announced for Saturday’s Armstrong/Walker Classic Parade

Alumnae of Maggie L. Walker and Armstrong High Schools along with residents and businesses will revive a long-standing tradition, the Armstrong/Walker Classic Parade occurring this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon through the streets of downtown.

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Towing will be enforced starting at 6 a.m. Saturday followed by street closures.

The Richmond Police Department is asking everyone to take safety precautions and drive with caution and care as families congregate for the celebration.

The following streets will be closed to public traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 26:

  • 8th Street @ Leigh Street
  • 4th Street @ Leigh Street (West Bound and East Bound Lanes)
  • 3rd Street @ Clay and 3rd and Jackson Street (No South Bound Traffic)
  • 2nd Street @ Clay Street
  • 1st Street @ Jackson Street
  • Clay Street @ Saint James
  • Adams @ Clay Street
  • Leigh @ Adams (Traffic Control needed to allow traffic flow South Bound and North Bound during Parade-No left or Right Turns onto Leigh Street)
  • Jackson Street @ St. Peters
  • Judah Street @ West Duval
  • West Clay @ Brook Road
  • Belvidere and Leigh Street (Traffic Control needed to allow traffic flow South Bound and North Bound during Parade-No left or Right Turns onto Leigh Street)
  • I-95 Exit Ramp to Leigh Street
  • Goshen Street @ West Clay Street
  • Hancock @ West Catherine
  • Harrison @ West Catherine
  • West Moore @ North Harrison
  • West Catherine @ Norton
  • West Catherine @ Kinney Street
  • West Catherine @ Bowe Street
  • Lombardy @ West Broad Street
  • Lombardy @ Allen Avenue
  • Lombardy @ Brook Road
  • Admiral Street @ Brook Road

Information is subject to change. Please follow RPD on Twitter at @RichmondPolice.

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Thanksgiving Meal for All

Thanksgiving is not easy for everyone.

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Happening tomorrow from 11 am-2 pm! Join The Giving Heart for their annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. This event is free and open to those in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area.

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Mending Walls Artwork Stolen

Stealing this art makes no sense and just seems to be a hurtful act.

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Spotted on the Mending Walls Facebook.

Mending Walls has been about bringing people together through creative means. It is baffling that someone would try to silence this conversation.

Our purpose is to inspire empathy and connection. We were very excited to invite you all to see the final display created by the wonderful local artist who we’ve been highlighting over the last couple of weeks in collaboration with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA)

The art was installed on November 17th and by the morning of the 18th artwork work was missing without a trace.

Events like this assures us that our work and purpose is causing change.

“If your voice had no power, they would not try to silence you.”

Mending Walls is a public art project that brings together public artists from different cultures and backgrounds to create murals that address where we are now in society and how we can move forward through understanding and collaboration. They’re responsible for many of the iconic murals you see in town.

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