The New York Times has good words for The Roosevelt, Sub Rosa, Era Vintage, Union Market, and Proper Pie in a nice TRAVEL piece posted today:
For decades, the 18th-century Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Va., has been a don’t-go-after-dark spot. One of the city’s oldest residential enclaves, its historic townhouses, gas lamps and St. John’s Church — where Patrick Henry proclaimed “Give me liberty” — have long been tended to by a small band of passionate preservationists in an area of encroaching crime and poverty. But undervalued real estate and unparalleled views of downtown and the James River have increasingly drawn a fiercely loyal, self-starter set of residents. These days, Church Hill has some of the city’s most appealing shops and dining spots.
(“A version of this article appears in print on November 23, 2014, on page TR2 of the New York edition.”)