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Richmond is teeming with new dining options this month, and even more places are expected to open throughout December.
⛳️ ICYMI, though I know you didn't since it's seemingly the most reported "eatertainment" opening ever, The Park at RVA is now open Wednesday through Sunday in the Diamond District.
The number of nonstop flights out of Richmond has nearly doubled since the pandemic.
The intrigue: Las Vegas, San Francisco, New Orleans, Tampa, Charleston and, as of May 2023, Minneapolis/St. Paul are just a few of the nonstop routes new to Richmond since 2020.
No one's talking openly yet about who will run to fill the late Rep. Don McEachin's seat representing Richmond in Congress.
Yes, but: That's not stopping wild speculation behind the scenes.
Nearly every restaurant in Richmond is decked out with holiday cheer, but a handful went all-out to turn their dining rooms and bars into winter wonderlands — with drinks.
Miracle on Cary: Every December, The Jasper in Carytown becomes Miracle nightly, beginning at 5pm.
Nearly a quarter of city properties are exempt from paying any taxes to the city — a statistic that's drawing attention as real estate assessments skyrocket.
What's happening: The observation comes by way of Richmond Magazine news editor Scott Bass, who notes the city is poised to take another large swath of city property off the tax rolls with the Diamond District deal.
What they're saying: Many state and local officials called McEachin instrumental to launching their own political careers.
The Park opens its doors for the first time Wednesday.
Why it matters: The $8 million, 1,300-person food and entertainment venue is the size of a football field and stuffed with intricately themed diversions.
The Richmond-area job market is back to pre-pandemic levels of employment as of last month.
Why it matters: During the depths of the pandemic, more than 70,000 jobs vanished from the region — a huge economic hit from which we're only just recovering.