Fundraiser set up for Union Hill shooting victim
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Jonny Khalili was shot last week on Cedar Street. A fundraising page has been set up to help him out for the next 6 weeks:

Jonny spent 6 days in the hospital, and was thankfully released a few days ago. He is expected to make a full recovery, and his existing health insurance will offset some of the impending medical costs.

Unfortunately, since broken ribs take mostly time and patience to heal, Jonny will be unable to return to work for at least 6 weeks. Bills will start mounting up, and without any income he will have no way to pay his living and medical expenses for the next 6 weeks.

We started this fundraiser to help Jonny get through his recovery without going into terrible debt, and to ease the burden of experiencing such a violent and unneccessary event.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/10/28/fundraiser-set-up-for-union-hill-shooting-victim_37907/


Yesterday afternoon I looked at a space that I hope could one day be the Era storefront.  As you can see it needs a lot of work and as everyone knows… a lot of work requires a lot of money.  I’m going to be working hard in the next few weeks to get an idea of what we’re really looking at as far as permits, zoning, finances, etc.  I’m hopeful that we can turn this space into something wonderful and make a small improvement on this corner of the hill.  

A look inside Union Market
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The long-anticipated Union Market has set their grand opening for this Saturday, January 25. Keep your eyes out for the OPEN sign, they’ll be running intermittent soft opening hours this week leading up.

Union Market
2306 Jefferson Avenue
(804) 716-7233
unionmarketrva.com | @unionmarketrva | Facebook

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/01/22/union-market_31482/

What are the 7 hills of Richmond?

rvabusiness has a poke at The Seven Hills of Richmond:

The Seven Hills of Richmond seem to have always been a controversial topic in RVA. Today, many people consider the Seven Hills to be a myth.

The truth is, the official Seven Hills were declared in a 1937 ordinance by the City of Richmond but the ordinance was never passed.

Since then, the confusion has only grown larger. In 1947 The Richmond Times Dispatch published an article that attempted to clear the air about the Seven Hills. The article said that there were various lists of Richmond’s original hills and the hills that were found in 1937 were not accepted by the City Council.

Although the Seven Hills were never made official, those neighborhoods have shaped the city’s history and are a part of what make RVA unique.

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Union Hill: $12.5 million development moving ahead

A $12.5 million development in Union Hill is moving ahead and will likely break ground in October.

Developer Ron Hunt and his company Genesis Homes are building a 151-unit, 173,000-square-foot apartment complex at Cedar and 19th streets, according to a development plan submitted last week to the city.

The four-story development sits on 3.5 acres and will be known as Cedar Street Apartments. The existing Jefferson Town Homes will be torn down to make way for the new Genesis project.

Hunt purchased the townhouses and their land in 2007 for $1.5 million and renovated part of the complex in a low-income housing tax credit deal.

BizSense reported in February that Hunt was seeking a rezoning permit on the property and that one of the conditions agreed upon between the developer and the city was that Genesis could not use vinyl siding.

According to the plan, the Cedar Street Apartments will feature 111 one-bedroom and 40 two-bedroom apartments. The structure will be closer to the sidewalk than the existing townhomes and will have 96 parking spots in the rear of the building, along with a clubhouse.

The project is being financed through the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Hunt said.

“I’ve had the property for five years, and the plan all along was to tear this section down and build new apartments. But we had to wait for the financing to become available,” he said.

The rents will range from about $600 to $1,200. Walter Parks is the architect.

The property’s view of downtown from atop Union Hill is what caught Hunt’s eye.

“The view is really what drew me to the location. It’s as pretty as any you can find in Richmond,” Hunt said.

The 58 townhomes on site are occupied but have relocation clauses in the leases, so Genesis will pay for those costs.

Hunt is also finishing construction on 39 apartments at 616 Hull St. in Manchester. Six of the apartments have been leased, and Hunt expects to have the certificate of occupancy in September.

A deal that could have brought a new microbrewery to the commercial space in the front of the Manchester project fell through, Hunt said, and the space is still available.

read more here: http://www.richmondbizsense.com/2012/08/07/apartments-at-their-genesis/

Want to rent this unique little restaurant space?
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I spoke to the owners of this building during the Church Hill North Better Block weekend, they are looking for a tenant for this unique little restaurant space at 1000 North 25th Street. Neglected to get their contact info, though, so there’s that…

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/06/20/want-to-rent-this-unique-little-restaurant-space_34848/