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Kelly Covert
Kelly Covert
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Lauren Marie Rodgers
Lauren Marie Rodgers
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Brian Hall
Brian Hall
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Jeannie Casey Saxton
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Steven Summerville
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Rochelle Christiana
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Meghan Marie Pyle
Meghan Marie Pyle
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Dave
Dave
3 years ago

The corner of Marshall and Chimborazo would also make for a great spot for a new restaurant!

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

And lets fill the old Urban Farmhouse spot in the Lava Lofts while we’re at it…!!

Taylor R
Taylor R
3 years ago

I’m still selfishly hoping for someone to buy/renovate the space at Venable and Mosby, but I might be waiting for a while.

Nancy Blacketer
Nancy Blacketer
2020 years ago

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Jasmine Barber
Jasmine Barber
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Jasmine Barber
Jasmine Barber
3 years ago

I want a Korean restaurant… bi bim bap, yaki mandu, pork belly buns

Lawrence Altaffer
Lawrence Altaffer
3 years ago

Brazos Tacos check it out

Holly
Holly
3 years ago

Can you make it less cookie cutter looking? Please keep my block charming.

Lee
Lee
3 years ago

I was super-excited when it this project was first announced and it was going to be a dim sum joint. Maybe that, plus Chinese or Korean Bakery Items? Would be in keeping with the popularity of bakeries in the area, but offer something totally different at the same time, and also might have a better go of selling tea/coffee/breakfast/carryout/retail as well?
Maybe Korean Barbecue? Not a ton of that in this area either, as far as I know.

Inspiration:

Dragon Land Bakery, Chinatown, NYC:
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/restaurants/dragon-land-bakery

White Windmill (Metro Atlanta – Korean Bakery)
http://www.whitewindmill.com/

Honey Pig BBQ – Annandale, VA
http://www.honeypigbbq.com/

Lawrence Altaffer
Lawrence Altaffer
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Susan W Burdette
Susan W Burdette
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Lesley Johnson
Lesley Johnson
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Michael Grabow
Michael Grabow
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T.J. Brennan
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Rachel Mae Bradford
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Marc Kaplan
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Ernie Chamberlain
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Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

I would hate to see any “fad” or “trendy” food for the moment restaurant go in but consider something that appeals to a broader spectrum of ages and taste.

Personally, I like old traditional Southern Comfort Food – Diner type fare.

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

A good quality Chinese with Buffet restaurant would be also something to considered.

BAF
BAF
3 years ago

I support Eric’s idea.

Would also love to see something like this…a fast casual concept.

http://jacksurbaneats.com

Kyle Trowbridge
Kyle Trowbridge
2020 years ago

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Jason Pickart
Jason Pickart
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DontMinceWords
DontMinceWords
3 years ago
K
K
3 years ago

Family friendly brewpub or Vietnamese

Sarah Holloway
Sarah Holloway
3 years ago

Cabo Fish Taco! A Blacksburg favorite and I believe there is one in Charlotte NC

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

Possibly even a Steak House? Today, there are too many people simply jumping on the fashion trend bandwagon with food allergies when in reality, only a small percentage of people actually have them. Hence, my liking old fashioned traditional foods. The REALLY scary part of all this is the number of folks that are imposing crazy and restrictive diets on their children based on internet lore and television fear mongering campaigns. Did your kid get the runs? Must be lactose intolerant! Did little Timmy get a belly-ache after eating 3 happy meals? Must be Celiac’s disease! Did he sniffle after… Read more »

ST
ST
3 years ago

Jesus christ eric you ever been tested for aspergers?

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

@16 ST, only stating facts. Do a Google Search on “trendy food allergies” and you will find plenty on what I have mentioned.

Melissa
Melissa
3 years ago

A deli type eatery gets my vote. Maybe the local bagel maker that sells out of Union Market can get involved. Look at Pearly’s, it’s going gang busters and is the only traditional deli in town (I suppose Padows qualifies, but it’s not old school and very pricey). I don’t care if it doesn’t serve dinner, though that would be a plus.

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mary
mary
3 years ago

I think the ambience of that spot cries out to be a McDonald’s. The closest McDonald’s is difficult to get to making the area a fast-food dessert. Having one in that location would provide choices for an otherwise underserved populace in the area!

SP
SP
3 years ago

Talk about charmless. A McDonald’s would be repugnant. The street design and traffic flow barely permit residents to navigate the area, and there’s already no parking. The last thing we need is a restaurant with a drive-thru.

Lannie
Lannie
3 years ago

Check out Bodo’s Bagels in Charlottesville for a great idea. Fresh soups, amazing salads and super fresh sandwiches on housemade bagels. Inexpensive (a fresh, cheap lunch!), no drive-through, quick and efficient service and great music. Simple, fresh and tasty, and they’ve been in business for a really long time. http://www.bodosbagels.com

BAF
BAF
3 years ago

@Melissa

Richmond is desperate for a deli we want to believe Perly’s qualifies. It is nothing close to a traditional Jewish deli–something I would love to see come to the city.

KK
KK
3 years ago

I’d love to see something like Garnett’s Café on the hill. Something simple and casual with great sandwiches and desserts!

MP
MP
3 years ago

Yes, 100 times yes to something like Bodos!!!!

Matt Jarreau
Matt Jarreau
3 years ago

Guys I love this back and forth!! @ Taylor the space on Mosby and Venable St is being renovated now and we will list it for lease shortly. Let me know if you are interested or know someone who is. We can do really cheap rent there and are flexible on the use and will agree to a 10 year term. As to the concept on N 23rd I respectfully do not want a chain concept at that location. Small business is where its at especially in Church Hill. So we would have to say no to MacDonalds even though… Read more »

Kitty T
Kitty T
3 years ago

Matt – thank you for your commitment to not opening a horrible chain restaurant at this location. Would love to have Ed of Mamma Zu’s/Edo’s/Dinamo and open something here! We’ve begged him before and I know it’s been on his radar in the past.

Brandon
Brandon
3 years ago

A Mexican restaurant would be awesome! Something similar to Bandito’s would be cool

Susan Haas
Susan Haas
3 years ago

401 Chimborazo Blvd is an excellent location – it has a nice ambiance and vacant lot for an outdoor cafe’. It is 1 block from Chimborazo Park in a safe area that has beautiful old architecture. The property is set up for a restaurant.
Let me know if you’d like details: Susan Haas; Joyner Fine Properties 804-349-5788

Bryan
Bryan
3 years ago

@BAF, those fortunate enough to remember the first incarnation of NY Deli in Carytown know exactly of what you speak.

Today’s version: went once, not impressed…

Matt Jarreau
Matt Jarreau
3 years ago

@ Kitty thank you for your kinds words! This is my neighborhood too and I am stoked to be working in and on it!

Do you have contact information for Ed?

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