#804Day on August 4, at Buskey’s Cider

Buskey Cider was highlighted on , about expanding production and their #804Day, this Thursday.

804 day

The cidery at 2910 W. Leigh St. purchased three 60-barrel fermenters that will allow it to double its production.

“The biggest fermenter we had was 31 barrels, so adding three 60-barrel fermenters (1,860 gallons each) allows us to produce double of what we currently do,” said Will Correll, founder and CEO of the company.

Buskey’s will host #804Day on Aug. 4, at which nonprofit groups, musicians, restaurants and other Richmond businesses will feature their offerings. Boulevard Burger and Brew will sell some of its food at the event, and Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market will collaborate with Buskey’s to create cider through the use of its local produce to be served in Buskey’s tasting room on #804Day.

Buskey’s will donate 10 percent of cider sales from the event to HandsOn Greater Richmond, a nonprofit group that enables individuals, families and corporate groups the ability to engage in volunteer opportunities across the region. Read the rest of the article, here.

Ardent Craft Ales – on tap at a restaurant near YOU

Ardent Craft Ales on tap, in Scott's AdditionJust in time for its second anniversary, a Scott’s Addition brewery has expanded its brewing capacity and is rolling out a new line of products.

Ardent Craft Ales is investing in an in-house bottling system that for the first time will let the brewery produce and sell six packs of 12-ounce bottles of beer. Ardent co-owner Tom Sullivan said sixers of Ardent’s saison and IPA will be ready to sell late in August.

Sullivan said over the past year Ardent has sold a few thousand cases of larger, 750-milliliter bottles as part of the beer maker’s Black Paper Series in an effort to establish a track record of sales to get on store shelves. Sullivan said about 10 percent of Ardent’s sales come from bottled beer sales – a figure he hopes will increase once Ardent’s six packs hit the market.

The rest of Ardent’s sales come from its taproom at 3200 Leigh St. in Scott’s Addition and at the more than 120 locations that has Ardent brews on draft. The company’s distributor is Brown Distributing. Ardent has 10 full-time and 10 part-time employees and will celebrate its two-year anniversary June 25. Read the rest of the article, here.

Back Door Dogs will be in Scott’s Addition, Sat., June 30, noon-1pm

Back Door Dogs will be in Scott’s Addition THIS Saturday, July 30th at 3112 W. Leigh Street. This Saturday-only event will happen weekly, bar further notice. Be there!

back door dogs in Scott"s Additions

Stroop’s Dogs are making their way to our stomping grounds – find creatively topped “Back Door Dogs” at 3112 W. Leigh St. starting THIS Saturdays from noon to 1pm served with the brand’s popular house-made soda.

Their hip & quaint storefront is located at 2709 E Marshall St. in the historic district of Church Hill, serving kid-friendly frankfurters and delicious flavor combinations–sure to please any age. We’re excited to welcome them to Scott’s Addition, this Saturday.

Barre is now offered in Scott’s Addition, at TURN

Now, the area of Richmond best known for our breweries has a new kind of “barre!”


TURN Cardio Jam Studio is pleased to announce the addition of the popular fitness program, Barre. Simply put, the workout is a mix of Pilates, yoga, ballet and isolated muscle movements. The training is set to popular music and can incorporate small light-weight balls and hand-weights for a total body workout that will sculpt and tone.

“Barre is offered at several studios and gyms in Richmond – along with being offered nationwide. Our students have been asking for it and we’re happy to be the first in Scott’s Addition to offer it,” said Sandi Cauley, TURN Owner. “We tried it out over the summer to see if it would work for our clients and we found that it was a perfect compliment to the Urban Ballet class we started offering when we first opened last year. So now students, have two ballet inspired classes offered two to three times a week for consistency in their workout,” Cauley added. Right now the class is offered at 6:30am on Mondays and two Fridays a week but there are plans to add it to another weekday.

New students can try any of TURN’s classes for free on their first visit, but TURN is now offering a special for students who live or work in Scott’s Addition: two week unlimited trial for $25. The regular price of a single class visit is $15, so it’s a considerable savings to be able to try so many classes for just $10 more.

turn-logoOpened in February 2015, TURN is a 3,300 sf boutique studio that offers group classes to adult fitness enthusiasts. In addition to Barre, TURN currently offers: Dance Trance, Pound. Rockout. Workout, Surf Fit, Urban Ballet, Fighting Fit, Urban Sculpt, Bootcamp and personal reformer Pilates by appointment. Visit turnrva.com/classes for a full list of offerings and descriptions. Created by Sandi Cauley, a former journalist, mother and owner of Dance Trance Richmond, the studio is founded on the idea that you’ll stick to a workout, if it doesn’t feel like work. With marquee and specialized lighting, along with a nightclub style sound system, and a free-floating wood sprung fitness floor, the venue feels more like a club or New York dance studio than a basic gym. To contact TURN email turnrva@gmail.com or call 804.601.TURN (8876).





Blue Bee Cider’s expected opening, October 2016

The guts of a forthcoming Richmond cidery were on full display, Friday, according to Richmond-Times Dispatch. Blue Bee Cider company produces artisanal ciders on a seasonal basis, using rare and heirloom varieties of Virginia apples, and they’ve caught the attention of the Washington Post and On Tap Magazine. Blue Bee ciders are sold and poured primarily in Virginia, Maryland, and DC, but thirsty residents of a few other Southern states and California can order online.

Blue Bee Cider to open Oct 2016, in Scott's Addition

Blue Bee Cider offered a tour last week of its new manufacturing and headquarters facility, which is under construction at 1320 Summit Ave. in Scott’s Addition. The project is transforming the former city-owned stables property into a tasting room and cider-making operation encompassing 9,000 square feet on a third of an acre.

Blue Bee Cider construction in Scott's Addition

Construction began in the spring and is expected to be completed in September. Blue Bee owner Courtney Anderson Mailey said she’s aiming for an Oct. 15 opening, though the date is not set in stone. Read the rest of the story, here.

Go visit Blue Bee Cider, in Manchester, next Sat., for Summer Music Series “Scattered, Smothered & Covered,” from 3-6pm.

Brrrrr – Meet our Chilly Neighbor

Ice cream shop readies Scott’s Addition location

by J. Elias O’Neal January 25, 2017 in Richmond BizSense

Work continues on Gelati Celesti's fourth location at 1400 N. Boulevard in Scott's Addition. (J. Elias O'Neal)

Work continues on Gelati Celesti’s fourth location at 1400 N. Boulevard in Scott’s Addition. (J. Elias O’Neal)

The eastern border of Richmond’s hottest neighborhood is about to get a frosty new tenant. Local ice cream chain Gelati Celesti plans to open a 2,100-square-foot store at 1400 N. Boulevard on Feb. 9.

Gelati Celesti Scott's Addition

It’ll be the fourth location for owners Steve and Kim Rosser, their biggest shop yet and the brand’s second within city limits.

The new store joins the original Gelati Celesti shop at 8906 W. Broad St. in the Gold’s Gym Plaza shopping center, an outpost in the Stony Point Shopping Center on the Southside, and in the Corner at Short Pump.

“To give some perspective, our Short Pump store is 1,275 square feet,” said Steve Rosser. “This is one of our biggest investments yet.”

The new shop is a ground-floor tenant of the redeveloped 17,000-square-foot building that formerly housed a local printing company. The building’s second floor is being converted into apartments. UrbanCore Development and Duke Dodson of Dodson Property Management are behind the rehab. “We’re confident we will have ample parking for our customers at this location,” Rosser said. “Scott’s Addition is a hot neighborhood. We like the association with the other businesses coming into the neighborhood, and we’ll be central to The Fan, Northside, and the Malvern area.” The Rossers plan to open their Boulevard location by early August, and plan to start hiring “scoopers” to work in the store in the early summer. The store will create between 15 and 18 new jobs.

Read the rest of the story, here

Buskey Cider available in cans – coming to a grocery store near you!

From Richmond BizSense: Scott’s Addition cidery puts lid on first canning venture

A local startup cider maker now has 10,000 new ways to quench Richmonders’ thirst. Buskey Cider’s first batch of cans hit the street last week, after it brought a mobile canning company into its Buskey Can Scott's Additionn facility to produce a round of nearly 10,000 12-ounce cans.

The move to begin canning is a result of Buskey’s recent expansion of brewing capacity at its 7,500-square-foot cidery at 2901 W. Leigh St. It spent around $30,000 last year to install three 1,860-gallon fermenting tanks.Buskey Cider Scott's Addition

“If people wanted our cider to go, the only option was growlers,” founder Will Correll said. “The cans will be available here at the cidery and at bars around town.”

The cans also will allow Buskey to sell to local grocery and beer markets in the region. It is available on tap at 13 local bars and restaurants through its distributor, Loveland Distributing Co. Correll said that, while only its flagship RVA Cider is being canned right now, the company might offer limited-edition batches in the future. Read the rest of the story, here

Confluence Coffee Company heading to Scott’s Addition for more room

From Richmond BizSense: Confluence Coffee Co. is heading to a 10,450-square-foot warehouse, in Scott’s Addition, at 2522 Hermitage Road. Rapid retail growth and an increasing thirst in the market for cold coffee is forcing a young Richmond-based company to abandon its Manchester digs for a larger facility near The Diamond. We’re thrilled!

Confluence Coffee Co., Scott's Addition

The warehouse and distribution facility is moving to 1716 Rhoadmiller St., from 700 Bainbridge Street, confirmed company co-owner and president Terry Darcy.

“We’re busting at the seams,” said Darcy, who launched the company last year in Washington, D.C. with co-owner Michael Woitach, before moving to Richmond in 2016. “We really don’t have any more space where we currently are to grow the way we need to grow.” Read the rest of the story, here.

mocha-confluence-coffee-coConfluence Coffee makes three styles of cold brew coffee: its signature Nitro and Mocha flavors and a season coffee brew. This year, the company launched a Maple Toasted Coconut coffee as its winter coffee brew. All of the coffee is infused with nitrogen gas and sold in cans and kegs, and does not include dairy or sugar. Cold brew coffee can have more caffeine and is less acidic than its more popular hot-brewed form, Darcy said – a benefit Darcy said has helped the company grow into 130 outlets across the region and state. Follow them, on Facebook.

Deadline for InLight Richmond July 15! This year’s InLight event in Scott’s Addition!

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2016, 1708 Gallery’s 9th annual public exhibition of light-based art and performance.

InLight Richmond, Scott's Addition Nov 2016

Proposals for InLight Richmond 2016 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept.  DEADLINE TO APPLY: Midnight (EST), Friday, July 15, 2016 InLight Richmond 2016 will take place in Scott’s Addition. Apply here

Family-Friendly Puppet Shows during Winter Break, in Scott’s Addition

Puppets Off Broad Street (a Richmond-based 501(c)3) will be hosting family-friendly performances at Richmond Triangle Players over Winter Break. There will be fourteen (14) performances to choose from! Puppetfest run from Dec. 26th – Jan 1st at Richmond Triangle Players, located at 1300 Altamont Avenue. Tickets are just $10 each.

Puppetfest Scott's AdditionHere is the full RVA Winter Puppetfest Schedule:

Dec. 26: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 27th: Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 28th: Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 28th: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (7pm – Pajama Party!)

Dec. 29th: Ventriloquist and Children’s Comedian, Uncle Ty-Rone
by Ty-Rone Travis (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 29th: The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen
by Applause Unlimited (7pm – Pajama Party!)

Dec. 30th: Ventriloquist and Children’s Comedian, Uncle Ty-Rone
by Ty-Rone (10:30am and 1pm)

Jan. 1st: The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen

by Applause Unlimited (1pm and 3pm)