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VCU to Make West Grace into “Campus Main Street”

To start off, we already knew this was happening The plans have been out there for years, but a recent article from the VCU student paper, The Commonwealth Times, highlighted by Axios yesterday, has brought it back into the conversation this week. Virginia...

A Guide to The Perfect Goth Date in Richmond

For those who dare to embrace the darker side of love, writer Lauren Vincelli unveils an array of gothic date spots across the city in time for Valentine's Day. From eerie matinees at Dracula ballets to sultry nights filled with sugar baby shopping sprees and...

Rent Control Measures Fail to Progress in Legislative Session

Anti Rent Gouging Bills to Cap Rent Increases Don’t Advance This Session State lawmakers did not advance legislation this session that aimed to slow rising rent prices, although affordable housing remains a big concern for constituents.  Two proposed bills would have...

Gun Laws Hogg the Limelight

Correction: In an email from the communication director for the Virginia Attorney General said that, “Ceasefire Virginia and all of its' marketing, including the TV ads, is being paid for with criminal asset forfeiture funds - no tax dollars are being spent.” In a...

The New Generation Of Skaters Ramps Up

With RVA SK8 Club, the Richmond Area Skateboarding Alliance is passing on their knowledge to the skateboard-loving youth of Richmond's elementary schools. Skateboarding isn’t the most conventional sport — within skate culture, plenty don’t acknowledge it as a sport at all. However, as the popularity of mainstream competitions such as the...

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Young skateboarder holding skateboard featuring "RVA" stencil

Are Flying Squirrels Endangered?

A new proposal from Major League Baseball would radically restructure the minor leagues, and many now fear for the future of Richmond’s beloved baseball team. Baseball and the city of Richmond have been synonymous since the game’s introduction to the city almost 140 years ago. There have been only a few years between 1880 and today in which...

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Drive Shack Takes a Swing at the Richmond Area

With golf balls, grill food, and community service, Drive Shack is setting the par for driving ranges in the River City.  Driving up Route 288 just before it meets I-64, Richmonders have watched an impressive-looking structure grow over the last several months, and awaited their chance to go inside. Drive Shack, the brand-new driving range in...

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Ride Like A Girl: Loud And Proud With Carytown Bicycle Co.

When women cyclists struggled to find gear without making special orders, the women behind Carytown Bicycle Co. took the situation into their hands -- and made their own. When Emma Troy, a mechanic at Carytown Bicycle Co., first started going on group rides, she felt like she had to be someone she wasn’t in order to fit in. “For the longest...

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From Prison To Pay-Per-View

*This article originally appeared in RVA Mag #34, on the streets now at all your favorite spots.  For Reggie Barnett, Jr., prison was just another place where he didn’t fit in. Raised in the boxing gym, he failed to find a place in the ring or his neighborhood. Arrested for marijuana possession at 18, he found himself pulled into a downward...

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800 Horsepower: Behind the Scenes, Under the Lights

Most people don't realize that the history of NASCAR is the history of bootlegging and blockade-running during the era of alcohol prohibition in the US, between 1920 and 1933. The outlaw origins of the sport started with drivers in Appalachia, including Virginia. These bootleggers would modify their cars for speed and handling in order to...

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