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Did you know that the city's premier cocktail bar offers happy hour? Us neither, until we wandered in on a random Wednesday.
The deal: The Jasper offers $6 classic cocktails (nine in all), $6 beer-and-shot combos (including Coors Banquet & Evan Williams) and $6 food specials (steak tartare, anyone?).
Richmond's first 3D-printed house is officially complete, and the owners move in next month.
Why it matters: Virginia Housing hopes 3D printing will make it significantly cheaper to build houses in the long run, and while the process isn't there yet, the completion of the first one in Richmond is a big first step.
It's been more than two years since Richmond's only hostel shuttered, but now it's ready to reopen to the public — just as soon as a manager is hired to run the day-to-day operations.
Driving the news: The new owners — who also own Harpers Ferry Hostel in Maryland — have spent the past few months readying the Richmond Hostel space at 7 N. Second St. and are currently vetting manager applicants. They hope to open for the rest of the summer season.
Abortion providers and activists are prepping for an influx of out-of-state patients to Virginia if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Why it matters: Abortion providers in Virginia say they're already operating near capacity, which means women seeking abortions here are already facing waits for appointments.
A statue of Jefferson Davis that once loomed over Monument Avenue is back on display, but this time lying on its back and splattered in paint.
What's happening: On Wednesday, The Valentine museum unveiled the first exhibit of a Confederate statue removed by the city in 2020, opting to display the piece the way protesters left it after ripping it off its pedestal.
Here's a taste of news from the Richmond restaurant scene. Just a bite.
- Bell Greek opened its third Richmond location last week in the Village Shopping Center. You'll find traditional Greek dishes with entrees under $15 and gyros under $10. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Fifty years ago this week, the remnants of Hurricane Agnes hit the city in full force, bringing 7 inches of rain in six days — and causing the worst flood in Richmond's modern history.
Driving the news: Agnes remains one of the largest June hurricanes on record, and the subsequent widespread flooding made it the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history at the time.
Yesli Vega, a Prince William County supervisor endorsed by some of the GOP’s most outspoken culture warriors, has won the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.
Why it matters: The district is expected to be one of the most competitive in the country, with Republicans viewing it as a key opportunity to pick up one of the seats they need to regain a majority in the U.S. House.