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Brunch with Celebrity Santa, Actor Chad L. Coleman, and Support Girls For A Change

On Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, Quirk Hotel is hosting a holiday brunch with native Richmonder and actor Chad L. Coleman as Santa Claus!

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Holiday Brunch just got a little quirkier. On Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, Quirk Hotel in downtown Richmond is hosting a holiday brunch with native Richmonder and actor Chad L. Coleman as Santa Claus!

Coleman is an American film, television, and voice actor best known for his roles in The Wire, The Walking Dead, and All American. He is also Girls For A Change’s Date With Dad Weekend spokesperson.

Come brunch with Santa, take a photo by Quirk’s whimsical pink tree, and sip their holiday signature cocktail, proceeds for which benefit Girls For A Change. Guests will also have the opportunity to make donations via QR code to benefit the Girls For A Change 1 Million Reasons to Build Campaign.

“What an amazing opportunity to be a part of the new Santa narrative – one that relates to our beautiful little ones and supports Girls For A Change.” – Chad L. Coleman

  • Saturday, December 18, 10:30am-2pm
  • Sunday, December 19, 10:30am-2pm

 

About Girls For A Change

Girls For A Change is a nonprofit youth development organization formed in 2000 to empower Black girls and other girls of color visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development and social change innovation in their communities. www.girlsforachange.org

About 1 Million Reasons to Build

For 5 years, Girls For A Change has cultivated an empowering Black space built for Black girls to be seen, heard, and celebrated. Now it’s time to OWN that space. The 1 Million Reasons to Build campaign is a fundraiser to raise the money needed to buy the building they occupy outright and renovate it to fit their needs.

About Quirk

Quirk Hotel Richmond is a distinctive boutique hotel located in the heart of the city’s dynamic creative district. Located at 201 W. Broad Street, the hotel’s guestrooms feature thoughtful amenities and custom-designed furnishings. The inspiration continues at Quirk Gallery, an art gallery that hosts exhibitions with local, regional and national artists, open to guests and locals alike. Dining options include Quirk Rooftop, a seasonal rooftop bar serving rustic cuisine and craft cocktails alongside stunning cityscape views and The Lobby Bar, a celebration of Virginia’s inventive dining revolution with its expression of rustic-American craft cooking showcasing the region’s micro seasons while incorporating global flavor profiles. Quirk also offers more than 3,000 square feet of event space for business meetings or social meetings.

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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.

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From Venture Richmond

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:

Micah White

Business Development Manager

The MBL

804-356-9298

[email protected]

Lucy Meade

Director Economic Development & Community Relations

Venture Richmond, Inc.

804-248-8372

[email protected]

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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.

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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.

Register Here

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