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Richmond's best happy hours: The Jasper

Two cocktails on a table.
The daiquiri and old fashioned at The Jasper. Photo: Karri Peifer/Axios

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 here

A white house that's been 3-day printed on the outside with a big porch.
Tiffany Terrell and her daughter stand outside their new home on Carnation Street. Photo: Karri Peifer/Axios

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.

Karri Peifer
Jun 24, 2022 - Business

Richmond Hostel is ready to reopen

a big shared living room
Seven Hills Hostel & Lodge should open this summer. Image courtesy of Seven Hills Hostel & Lodge

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.

Ned Oliver
Jun 23, 2022 - News

Virginia abortion providers prep for influx of out-of-state patients

Data: Myers Abortion Facility Database on OSF; Map: Thomas Oide and Sara Wise/Axios
Data: Myers Abortion Facility Database on OSF; Map: Thomas Oide and Sara Wise/Axios

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.

Ned Oliver
Jun 22, 2022 - News

Toppled Jefferson Davis statue goes on display at The Valentine

A photo of a statue of Jefferson Davis laying on its back, broken and covered with pink paint.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis in bronze on display in The Valentine's main gallery. Photo: Ned Oliver/Axios

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.

Karri Peifer
Jun 22, 2022 - Business

Richmond restaurant news roundup: baked goodness and fried chicken

A man stands behind a bakery display filled with pastries
Bell Greek opened its third Richmond location last week. Photo courtsey of the restuarant

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.
Karri Peifer
Jun 22, 2022 - News

Hurricane Agnes flooding devastated Richmond 50 years ago this week

A flooded James River is shown swallowing a river with the city in the background
Hurricane Agnes hit Richmond 50 years ago this week, causing the worst flood in the city's modern history. Photo coursey of The Library of Virginia

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 wins GOP primary to face Abigail Spanberger in Virginia

Yasli Vega
Yasli Vega. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

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.