Another feather in the cap for McKinnon and Harris!

From Richmond Times-Dispatch: furniture designers McKinnon and Harris featured in Garden & Gun magazine

 McKinnon and Harris
Will and Anne Massie, the brother and sister team behind McKinnon and Harris outdoor furniture, are featured in the August/September issue of Garden & Gun magazine. The issue explores secret gardens in the South. The Richmond-based brother-sister team was highlighted for their dedication to creating high quality, handcrafted outdoor furniture that can be passed down like an heirloom. Anne Massie explained how her Virginia roots led to the inspiration for their furniture line in the article.

“Growing up in Virginia brings a sense that what you do will be inherited, and maybe even closely examined by subsequent generations,” she said in the article.

“To me, the garden is such a part of a house that it doesn’t make sense to put furniture outside that isn’t the equal of the interior,” Will said in the article.

Read the rest of the article, here.

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!”

barre-at-turn

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).

 

 

 

 

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.

High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor

In Richmond’s BizSense, Scott’s Addition nets a well-groomed tenant

With an ice cream shop already locked in, a redeveloped mixed-use building along North Boulevard can now add a barbershop to its tenant list. High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor is opening a second location this spring at 1705 Altamont Ave., along the eastern border of Scott’s Addition.

High Point Scott's Addition

The 1,600-square-foot space is on the back side of the former ARC building, which is being converted into apartments and commercial space by UrbanCore Development and Duke Dodson of Dodson Property Management. Local ice cream maker Gelati Celesti is set to open next month as the building’s first retail tenant.

David Foster, co-owner and barber at High Point, said the new location will help with spillover from its Fan location at 112 N. Meadow St., which opened in 2014. Foster said it’s routinely booked up to a month in advance, and the new location will help shorten the wait.

“We’re hoping to have a walk-in barber at the new spot,” Foster said.

He said the Scott’s Addition outpost also will allow them to serve more Richmond neighborhoods.

“There are a lot of people we can’t get in chairs right now,” Foster said. “Here, we’ll be close for people who live in Scott’s Addition, Northside, Museum District, places like that.”

The new shop is larger than High Point’s 1,000 square feet on Meadow Street, allowing for eight barber chairs, up from five at the Fan location.

“Around Christmas of last year, we worked with Lamplighter (Roasting Co.) to make a High Point coffee,” Foster said. “We’re working with The Veil (Brewing Co.) to make a craft root beer that’ll be on tap at the new shop.”

High Point’s old-school aesthetic will decorate the new location, but Foster said he plans for it to feel more industrial, given the neighborhood’s history.

It’ll offer the same cuts and shaves as the Fan location, ranging from $15 to $60, and Foster said it will continue to serve both women and men.

High Point won’t be the only groomers in Scott’s Addition. It joins The Hive Salon, a shared-space operation at 1801 Highpoint Ave., where independent stylists rent individual suites. The Hive opened in August 2016.

Scott’s Addition’s momentum now includes corner of West Marshall St. & High Point Ave.

Richmond’s BizSense, by MICHAEL SCHWARTZ. Another chunk of Richmond’s hottest neighborhood has caught the eye of local developers.

Three aging office buildings in Scott’s Addition were acquired last week by a group that has plans to gut and redevelop one of the properties in the near-term and potentially bring new construction to the remaining two sites over time.

West Marshall Street in Scott's Addition

The group, led by Yogi Singh, formerly of local real estate investment firm Capital Square 1031, paid around $2.5 million for 3122, 3113 and 3015 W. Marshall St., a cluster of two-story office buildings built in the 60s and 70s. The deals closed Sept. 1 and included adjacent parking lots. They also bought 3115 Clay St., but immediately sold it to another party, Singh said.

The remaining three properties total nearly 40,000 square feet and Singh said they’ll focus initially on the largest of the bunch – the 16,000-square-foot building at the corner of West Marshall Street and High Point Avenue.

Singh said they plan to convert the two story shell into modern office space with suites ranging from 1,500 square feet up to 8,000. Read the rest of the article, here.

Sheppard Street Antiques coming SOON, to Scott’s Addition!

Richmond BizSense shares a story about a 22-year old business finding new digs in Scott’s Addition. Sheppard Street Antiques had been open at 103 S. Sheppard St. in Carytown and is moving to 1126 N. Boulevard, November 2016. The owner of Sheppard Street Antiques,  Sara Garza, says she loves her new-to-her digs because of the tin ceilings and because, for the very first time — she’ll actually have an office – yeah, for room to grow in Scott’s Addition!

shephard street antiques moving

Garza sells antiques with industrial and modern looks – ones with a lighter, minimalist style – this isn’t often found in antiques from the 20’s and 30’s — or new in the stores, either. Garza feels her success is largely due to the surplus of traditional, brown furniture from people downsizing and a paucity of regular auctions in town.  She has long-time clients that call her when they see a piece that she would love and we cannot wait to see what Sheppard Street Antiques brings to Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association!

“Moving to Scott’s Addition is giving me time to rethink what we want to sell,” Garza said, adding shoppers won’t find many Victorian-style items or “grandpa’s furniture” at her store. “We’re going to continue with antiques in America and Europe.”

We look forward to meeting Sheppard Street Antiques’ Sara Garza and seeing what’s old become new, in SABA!

Tazza Kitchen may be joining other restaurants in Scott’s Addition, in 2017

From Richmond’s BizSense:  Scott’s Addition’s recent growth spurt has been fueled by apartments, office space and breweries. Now here come the restaurants.

Local restaurant brand Tazza Kitchen has preliminary plans to occupy about 3,800 square feet in the 106,000-square-foot building at 1500 Roseneath Road, confirmed John Haggai, one of the co-founders of the regional chain.

A preliminary rendering of the planned Tazza space in Scott’s Addition. (Courtesy Tazza)

A preliminary rendering of the planned Tazza space in Scott’s Addition. (Courtesy Tazza)

“The location most definitely fits our vibe,” Haggai said of Scott’s Addition. “Given what’s going on, we’d like to be down there.”

Tazza’s plans for its portion of the property are detailed in an application it filed in September with the city’s Urban Design Committee for an outdoor dining patio fronting Roseneath Road.  The restaurant has enlisted Richmond-based 510 Architects to help with that design, according to the documents on file with the city. Since the proposed patio would encroach on the city’s sidewalk, Tazza Kitchen must submit its plans for how it plans to mitigate any loss of space to the sidewalk, along with its construction plans for the patio. Read the rest of the story, here.

 

That’s the way we roll!

River City Roll – boutique bowling alley set to roll along Boulevard

River City Roll in Scott's Addition

A local development team is lining up what it bets will be a strike for the city’s hottest neighborhood ===> Scott’s Addition.

Rob Long, a former investment banker with BB&T Capital Markets, is leading a team that includes former Jefferson Hotel restaurant director Ben Eubanks to bring a high-end “boutique” bowling alley to a mostly vacant lot between the Boulevard and the Cookie Factory Lofts.

To be called River City Roll, the $5 million project is planned for a 2-acre plot at 939 Myers St., a block east of the Boulevard across from Scott’s Addition. The 25,000-square-foot facility would include 150 parking spaces and replace a pair of dilapidated storage buildings on the site.

Long said he came across the so-called boutique bowling concept – alleys with fewer lanes and an emphasis on high-end food and finishes – in bigger cities while working debt capital raises for some of the country’s largest corporations.

“I lived in San Antonio, Charlotte and Boston, where these concepts were doing very well. Being from Richmond and understanding the market here, I knew this was a concept that could work here,” he said.

“You have so much happening within this vicinity of the city … it just made sense to start this venture here,” said Long, who said his team is eyeing additional bowling alleys locally and nationally. “Given the renewed activity in the city, especially Scott’s Addition, we feel like this model can be very successful in Richmond,” he said.

Ben Eubanks and Rob Long River City Roll

Development team members Ben Eubanks, left, and Rob Long on the future River City Roll site, adjacent to the Cookie Factory Lofts. (J. Elias O’Neal)

Long said each lane at River City Roll will be named for a Richmond street or landmark and include leather seating and custom-made tables, where wait staff will deliver drinks and food. Eubanks, a former restaurant director at The Jefferson, is overseeing River City Roll’s food and beverage concept.

“[Eubanks] is very well known for his craft and attention to detail,” Long said. “Our food and beverage options are going to be very memorable.”

The venue will include shuffleboard and Skee-Ball and a stage for live music.

“We want it to be more than just a high-end bowling alley,” Long said. “We want there to be something for everyone, even those who don’t like to bowl.” Read the rest of the story, here.