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A new pizza joint in Shockoe Bottom

From Richmond BizSense:

One of the founders of a beloved pizza joint in the Fan is branching out with a concept of his own in Shockoe Bottom.

Victor Guevara of Belmont Pizzeria and his wife, Melinda, have secured a lease to take over the former Halligan Bar and Grill space at 3 N. 17th St.

The lease coincides with the recent sale of the building, which was purchased April 16 for $525,000 by an entity tied to David Levine of Plus Properties, Ronnie Shriner and A.J. Shriar.

The pending pizza venture will not carry Belmont Pizzeria’s name or brand, Victor Guevara said, adding that they are still mulling names for the business.

“We’re just really excited to be doing this on our own,” he said. “This is a business that my wife is mostly going to handle, and she’s got some great plans for the restaurant.”

It will be a wood-fired pizza concept, Guevara said, with a menu he described as more rustic, while being careful not to label the pizza as Neapolitan.

“We’re having a custom-made wood-fired oven being made for the space, and it should be here in a couple of months,” Victor said. “It’s going to have a Neapolitan feel, but it’s going to be our own take.”


Katherine Jester 04/23/2018 at 6:16 AM

Yippee! Looking forward to this

Robert J. Smith III 04/23/2018 at 7:07 AM

What is up with the permit process? We are on the better side of two years since contracts were awarded for this.

Nagrom Morgan 04/24/2018 at 1:04 PM

Bizsense f’d up again, Belmont is not in The Fan, yet it is in the Museum District. Now if you will excuse me, RichmondBizSense has a top-page article on a little girl in Hanover opening a lemonade stand. Its just above yet another piece on a white guy in a suit buying land.

Chris 04/28/2018 at 8:39 AM

Pizza Place – time to get your act together.


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