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Correction: The non-emergency number for the Richmond Police is 804-646-5100

The 7th District Meeting was this past week and it was filled with important information about our community.  New businesses, old businesses, fire, police, schools, budgets, etc.  I’ve tried to hit the highlights below.

The Market @ 25th

  • The official name for the under construction East End Grocery Store
  • Independent Pharmacy Owner identified for the new Market @ 25th. Hope Pharmacy.  Owned and Operated by Native Richmonder Dr. Shantelle Brown.  Former Director of Clinical Services for Edloe’s Professional Pharmacies and Pharmacy manager for Sam’s Club. More Pharmacy Info
  • The Market @ 25th is set to open the first week of December.
  • There will be several job fairs to staff the grocery store over the next few months. Details forthcoming.  The grocery store is looking to hire 60% to 65% locally with competitive wages for their industry.
    • The first one will be June 17th @ 1 to 4p at Mount Olivet Church 1223 N. 25th St.
  • Norm Gold, operator of the newly named Market @ 25th, mentioned that the name is all about location and simplicity. However, the inside of the store is going to be a tribute to Church Hill and its history.  It sounds very ambitious and very exciting and we can’t wait to see the results!  It’s awesome to have local businesses that not only embrace what Church Hill is but also celebrate it.

Sargent Reynolds Culinary Arts School

Bon Secours & Capital One Seed Grants applications are due by June 30th

  • Awarding up to $25,000 grants (not loans) to businesses giving priority to businesses in the Nine Mile Rd and 25th Street area.  This can be for expansion, rebranding, marketing, façade improvements, etc.  For more info please check out their website:

Richmond City Budget Approved

  • $1.7 billion total.  Of that $719.9 million is the general fund and 50% of that goes to safety and schools.  Details for East End schools and projects will be coming in the next couple weeks.

Richmond Public School graduations are coming up June 11th through the 14th

High school graduation is a big accomplishment!  A time to go to college, enter the workforce, or take vocational training and start a new chapter in life.  Congratulations Class of 2018!  Click HERE for school dates/times

East End Post Office is Back Open!

In case you didn’t know the 25th St. post office is now back open.  Now open Mon – Fri 9a to 5p.   Click HERE for More Info

Hurricane Season

  • Richmond Fire Department wants to remind us all: Turn Around Don’t Drown. We’re approaching hurricane season.  Flash flooding is normal in this area.  Do NOT drive through flooded streets.  As little as 12 inches of water can sweep away a car and 2 ft of swift moving water can sweep most vehicles off the street.

Automobile Thefts and Break-ins are Up this Year

This is your friendly and regular reminder:

  1. Do not leave your car unlocked
  2. Do not ever leave your car running with the keys in it for any reason.  It only takes a moment for someone to hop in for a joy ride.
  3. Do not leave valuables in your car. Don’t give someone a reason to break in.  If you MUST leave valuables in your car, even a bag or shipping box, do not leave it in plain sight.
  4. Report ALL attempted break-ins, property theft, etc. to the Richmond Polic Department.  Non-Emergency number 804-646-5100

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7th District Meeting Agenda

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7th District Meeting – December 19, 2019

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I think it’s also noteworthy that people attending the meeting brought up questions about the most recent daytime shooting near Oakwood Chimborazo and Q. It also seems noteworthy that Captain Gould seemed surprised by the questions. I’ve taken a step back and noted that there’s been a reported daytime shotgun armed robbery and maybe home invasion near the 1400 block of Oakwood, a double shooting on the 3000 block of Q, a murder on 29th near Q (with arrests), the shooting on the 1200 block of Oakwood, all in the last 3 months or so. I am concerned that the… Read more »