Black Hand Coffee Company
3101 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
We grew to love our local coffee shop on Sheppard and Park, but then it moved. Thankfully, it didn’t move far. Here’s the story behind the Black Hand Coffee’s move as told by owner Clay Gilbert:
We moved from the Sheppard Street location for several reasons. The primary reason was space issues on both the interior and exterior of the building. With the new renovation we were able to
By Teri Dunnivant
Those of us who live in the Museum District already know that one of the joys of our neighborhood is its walkability. You can shop, eat, go to the movies, shop some more, eat some more, visit the museums and do much more — all without ever getting into a motorized vehicle. But you should be careful in your travels, as we have a pretty serious speeding problem on our pedestrian-friendly streets.
It may not seem like…
By Stephen Thompson, Safety Chair
On Saturday March 9, at the MDA town hall meeting, Lt. Stith discussed safety, crime rates, and trends within the Museum District and answered questions from neighbors.
Lt. Stith stated that the Museum District continues to have low crime rates thanks in large part to all of us who are proactive and alert the police to suspicious activity. Criminals are less likely to “set up shop” in an area where they are noticed…
Nearly 30 neighbors convened at St. Benedict School on Saturday, March 9, to discuss a number of neighborhood topics at our 2013 annual Town Hall Meeting.
Hosted by the Museum District Association, this annual event fosters an open dialogue between the association, residents and local officials on current neighborhood concerns.
MDA President, Zoe Anne Green, opened the meeting. She updated everyone on current projects and events coming up in the next several months, and answered any questions. First District City…
Tickets to the 2013 Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour are now available.
Please join us for this Museum District marquee event on Sunday, May 12th. The Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour is always a special treat and a wonderful way to honor one of the most important people in our lives…Mom.
Find more info and buy tickets here.…
David Baker, Secretary
As the latest addition to the MDA Board, David Baker takes on the position of secretary and looks forward to making a contribution to the community and the neighborhood. He has lived in the District for four years, following three years in the Fan. He is a retired public relations and fundraising executive. For the past 12 years he worked with various nonprofits as a fundraiser and previously held positions in public relations in Washington, D.C., and Vancouver, B.C, Canada, in industry and…
…Have you noticed the new Ginkgoes on Roseneath? These soon-to-be beauties are planted from Patterson to Monument. Next year, as part of the overall plan, existing (and often diseased) trees will be removed from Patterson to Grove and replaced with more Ginkgoes. These types of beautification projects are but one of the ways the MDA is in service to the neighborhood.
Mark your calendars and join us for a delightful evening on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:30 PM at Maury Place at Monument, 3101 W Franklin St.
More information and RSVP link here.…
by Robert Traub
Beyond the Boulevard and past the stately homes of the 2300 and 2400 blocks, Monument Avenue transforms into a mixture of apartment buildings and duplexes, modest homes and row houses.
Once considered Richmond’s western-most border, the Boulevard served for the better part of a century as the city proper’s boundary. It wasn’t until the early nineteenth century, as Richmond’s population grew at an exponential rate, that rapid expansion forced the construction of multi-unit dwellings to meet the ever-growing demand for housing in Richmond. This…
By Danielle Wilson
In a neighborhood rapidly changing, one house on Hanover Avenue in the Museum District has stayed the same, and so has its owner. James “Jimmy” Boehling has been a fixture on this street for decades.
“I’ve lived here 86 years, I wasn’t born here but I was just a ten month-old baby when they brought me here,” said Boehling, whose family moved to the Hanover Avenue home in 1926 from a smaller house on Allen Avenue.