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Strong indication that 8 1/2 is moving to Church Hill!

From a rumor to a strong indication, it looks like more delicious pizza and sandwiches are coming to Church Hill!

An avid source recently posted on reddit that 8 1/2 is moving to the old Stroops place in 2709 E Marshall St with a strong indication that the lease was signed a couple of months ago. This would be 8 1/2’s second spot in Richmond, with the first being in The Fan.

A quick look into 8 1/2 reveals a deep reverence over their white pizza and their simple yet full of flavor sandwiches. CHPN is reaching out to them for final confirmation, but the signs are looking good!

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16 comments

Anne 01/25/2018 at 6:35 AM

Well, this would save our family a lot of rides to The Fan. I for one am thrilled at the prospect. The only thing that would make this news better is if they were moving into the old Dog & Pig Show space — closer to our home.

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Liz 01/25/2018 at 6:44 AM

Yay!!! Another great option for the Hill!!

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Martha 01/25/2018 at 8:11 AM

There are people working in there daily. Snuck a peak the other day.

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cynic 01/25/2018 at 8:44 AM

how expanding our culinary universe beyond pizza and sandwiches? we have more than enough of that in the area.

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Kathi Sanders 01/25/2018 at 9:03 AM

I’ve also seen people working in that space! I just hope the space big enough! ?? 8 1/2!!

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Dave Seibert 01/25/2018 at 12:35 PM

Fingers crossed!

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JessOfRVA 01/25/2018 at 1:36 PM

@cynic What would you prefer to see?

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BAF 01/26/2018 at 1:09 AM

A diner. A good diner that was open 24/7 with low cost normal food.

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dontmincewords 01/26/2018 at 7:48 AM

@8 Right? I’ve been saying that for almost 4 years. I don’t know about 24/7, but definitely as long as the buses run. The lot(s) at 21st and Marshall would be PRIME for all the MCV walkers and bus traffic. Diner and or breakfast sandwich grab and go and maybe some acai bowls, bone broth, and smoothies. A balance of healthy and unhealthy/traditional. But what I know. #agirlcandream

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Elaine Odell 01/26/2018 at 2:52 PM

8 1/2 has the best eggplant parm on the planet. goes great w/ pizza on the side. thank you Ed V!

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K 01/26/2018 at 3:12 PM

Ha! @8 24 hours? Does the diner come with security for all the drunks from the courts and the bottom ?

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L 01/26/2018 at 6:28 PM

@9 / @8 – I don’t think acai bowls, bone broth, or smoothies are what most people (and definitely BAF/post #8) have in mind. I think s/he is thinking fast cheap and easy/greasy – but I could be wrong…

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Amy Abigail 02/05/2018 at 10:25 PM

????????8 1/2????????

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Amy Abigail 02/05/2018 at 10:25 PM

Those were supposed to be heart emoticons

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It’s on its way! - Church Hill People's News | Richmond, Virginia 04/26/2018 at 4:23 PM

[…] 8 1/2 Probably Moving to Stroops Old Location […]

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gale 04/28/2018 at 9:12 PM

We need a good Chinese, or Thai or Vietnamese restaurant on the Hill.

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