This area of Shockoe Bottom is growing exponentially if you’re looking at the sheer number of residential dwellings for rent, but there’s a significant lack of parking that could be hurting the local economy. Let’s not forget that the Farmer’s Market is still not complete so the incentive for new businesses in the area must be about looking at the future potential opportunities and not necessarily immediate gain. Despite it all, Station 2 recently hosted a new concept for a restaurant called Root Stock Provisions, which to turn it full circle, is opening soon at 1810 E Main St. While we missed the Station 2 event, we wonder, did any of you go? If so what’d u think? It looks like a breakfast place which is sorely missed since losing River City Diner and The Luncheonette.
Do you remember the fruit smoothie place, Crush on East Main St? While they seemed to have had a good idea with their cleverly named smoothies, the place ultimately didn’t attract enough of a clientele to keep themselves open (it also may not have helped to have incense burning while cooking – why mask the smell of delicious food?).