The coffeeshop/restaurant The Westover (formerly Taza/Zata) is taking some time off to reconsider their options. Located at 5047 Forrest Hill Avenue for the past few years has been run by Tuffy Stone of Q Barbecue fame.
They made the announcement on Instagram today.
Dear patrons, neighbors, and loyal returning customers,
Beginning Wednesday December 8th, The Westover is stopping operations and taking a pause while we consider other potential concepts for this space in the new year. We apologize to all of our customers for any inconvenience that this may cause as well as the short notice.
Stay tuned, and thank you to all of the wonderful customers that have supported us.
Fatal Accident at Dillard’s in Stony Point Fashion Park
The victim was a maintenance tech working on the escalator.
Details from Richmond Fire Department
WORKING INCIDENT: At approx. 9:52a, crews responded to the Dillard’s store at 9208 Stony Point Pkwy for the report of a man who fell down the escalator shaft. Once on scene, they found the victim unresponsive. He was pronounced dead by medics with the @RAAEMS. pic.twitter.com/85RLNIsfLk
— Richmond Fire Department (@RFDVA) January 19, 2022
Venture Richmond Offering Up 10k Broad Street Tenant Recruitment Grants
Venture Richmond was awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development to help recruit ten new tenants to Broad Street in Downtown Richmond. Each new tenant will get a $10,000 grant for moving in and opening by May 15, 2022.
Venture Richmond was awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development to help recruit ten new tenants to Broad Street in Downtown Richmond. Each new tenant will get a $10,000 grant for moving in and opening by May 15, 2022. Venture Richmond is partnering with the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) to help recruit existing small, women, and minority (SWaM) and immigrant-owned businesses to fill street-level vacancies in the area.
The new businesses will join many galleries, retailers, restaurants, and small businesses who already call Broad Street home, as well as businesses that attract thousands of out of town visitors annually like Quirk Hotel, Richmond Marriott, the Hilton Hotel, and the Convention Center. Gather, co-working space, has a location in the area. A popular neighborhood happening is RVA First Fridays Artwalk which is a monthly celebration of the arts and galleries along and around Broad St. This section of Broad Street is also a part of Richmond’s Arts District and adjacent to Jackson Ward, near the VCU Monroe Park Campus and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) to the west and City and State offices and VCU Health to the east.
THE CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- Eligible once the business has moved into the space and opened for business by May 15, 2022.
- Verified 1-year minimum lease
- Lease street-level space on Broad Street between Belvidere and 5th streets
- New business to Downtown, not the relocation of an existing business in the General District/BID.
- Existing businesses in the General District, who want to open an additional location on Broad Street.
- Existing businesses located outside of the General District, who want to open another location/outpost on Broad Street.
- Types of qualifying businesses include retailers, restaurants, makers, entrepreneurs, startups, and other creative businesses.
- One $10,000 reimbursement grant per storefront, if a group of small businesses wanted to share space there would only be one grant available for the group.
- Only eligible once
- Availability based on first come first served
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE, CONTACT:
The Confusing Conundrums of COVID-19: Vaccines, Viruses, and Human Behavior – Virtual Lunch Discussion
The Science Museum of Virginia’s very own Life Scientist Dr. Catherine Franssen will be covering a variety of pandemic subjects.
The Science Museum of Virginia has a wonderful opportunity for everyone to learn more about the maze of living in pandemic times.
Over the past two years, Dr. Catherine Franssen, Life Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia, has become well-known as a reliable resource for data driven information regarding the pandemic, neuroscience and much more. Dr. Franssen has helped the Science Museum cover many topics related to the pandemic, subjects ranging from serious statistics on the virus to even personal and helpful parenting tips during this difficult time.
Don’t miss this chance to engage an expert! Dr. Franssen will be presenting live, answering your questions, and discussing some of the most interesting facts we’ve learned so far, from virus science, vaccines, and even intriguing human behavioral patterns.
- What: “The Confusing Conundrums of COVID-19: Vaccines, Viruses, and Human Behavior,” presented by Catherine Franssen, Ph.D. Neurobiology from University of Chicago, Life Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia
- When: Wednesday, January 19, 12 – 12:45 p.m.
- Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home
How to Attend
This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.