Thursday, December 29, 2011

The John Marshall Hotel Restored

Click here to view a great CBS 6 news video highlighting the beautiful renovation of The John Marshall Hotel into the John Marshall Residences. Located in the heart of downtown Richmond, the John Marshall offers 238 Class "A" studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in 55 unique floor plans. In addition, 30,000 sq. ft. of retail has been leased by Homemades by Suzanne's, bringing the elegant ballrooms back to life. An additional 24,000 sq. ft. of retail space is still available. For more information, please click here.

City Receives $600,000 Revitalization Grant for Leigh Street Armory

On Tuesday, December 28, 2011, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the City of Richmond has been awarded a $600,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grant towards the redevelopment of the Leigh Street Armory, located at 122 West Leigh Street in historic Jackson Ward.

Mayor Dwight C. Jones thanked Governor McDonnell and stated, "Restoration of this property will further advance the City's revitalization of Jackson Ward, which occupies a vital place in the social and economic history of African Americans. It will also enhance Richmond's ongoing efforts to expand tourism while developing our city's cultural offerings. Additionally, it will help give meaningful use to an architectural icon."

To read the full press release, please click here. To read the Richmond Times Dispatch article, please click here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Work It, Richmond Features Numerous Articles on City Commercial Corridor Success Stories

The Wednesday, December 28th edition of the Richmond Times Dispatch's daily e-news, Work It, Richmond, is chock full of great articles about Shockoe Botton, Church Hill, Libbie & Grove, McArthur Avenue, and successful companies such as businesses that cater to people who love their pets and creative firms. Click here to read the whole edition.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Richmond Ranked a Best City for Business by Wall Street Journal's

On December 13, 2011, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch issued its yearly report of the top cities in the country for business. Washington, DC, located approximately 90 miles from Richmond, won first place for the second year in a row. Richmond ranked the 12th best city, closely following cities such as Denver, New York, Austin, and Boston.

To read the full article, please click here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Downtown Restaurant Recipient of City Loan

Richmond BizSense featured an interview with the owner of one of downtown Richmond's newest restaurants, Pasture, located on East Grace Street in the former Montaldo's clothing boutique. Click here to read the full article.