While the city considers dramatically rolling back parking requirements to encourage denser, walkable neighborhoods, an unseen force is still quietly demanding developers build big parking decks.
Virginia brewers took home nine medals at this year's Great American Beer Festival, Axios' John Frank reports from the awards ceremony in Denver.
Why it matters: GABF is America's premier beer competition, and winning one of the 300-plus medals helps put a brewery on the map.
- This year the festival celebrated its 40th year and a return after a two-year pandemic hiatus.
Single-use plastic bags are gone at Kroger's Short Pump location effective Monday, making it the first of the grocery chain's 18 Richmond-area stores to eliminate the bags.
Driving the news: Kroger announced in 2018 its plan to phase out single-use plastic bags at all its Richmond stores by 2025. Short Pump's early launch is a pilot for the rest of the stores, per a news release.
Across Richmond, many restaurants are raising prices, and some are adding fees to try to weather the latest challenge to an industry badly battered by COVID-19.
- At the same time, some owners say they're cutting their salaries and taking a loss on menu items to try to minimize the consumer hit.
More Richmonders are returning to the office than workers in most major cities.
Driving the news: A new report based on keycard data from Kastle Systems suggests office occupancy rates are higher in Richmond than 25 of the largest markets across the nation.
The abandoned Pizza Hut on Broad Street finally found a new tenant: a sex shop chain called Hustler Hollywood.
Why it matters: It's located right across the street from the Children’s Museum of Virginia and the Science Museum, which has some residents questioning whether the storefront is an appropriate fit for a shop that describes itself as an "erotic boutique."
Community groups that entrusted their finances to the Enrichmond Foundation are calling for a criminal investigation into the now-dissolved nonprofit.
What's happening: The foundation handled donations for 86 community groups when it dissolved suddenly at the end of June.
About 2.5 years into the COVID-19 pandemic, VCU Health officials say the hospital system's finances are in the red.
What's happening: Facing industry-wide headwinds, the health system says it's closing out the 2022 fiscal year at a deficit for the first time in recent memory.
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