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Citizen Staff Reports 03/22/13
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has sold a single-story class A medical condominium located within Ridgefield Commons at 2221 Pump Road in Henrico. LVK Holdings, LLC purchased the approximately 3,273 square foot condo from Ridgefield Commons, LLC for $392,760 for a medical office. Jason Guillot of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has sold a Westerre Commons office condominium at 3751 Westerre Parkway in Henrico. Bunker Root Beer Stand, LLC purchased the approximately 3,751 square foot condo from Susan G. and Richard J. Scott for $506,454 to be utilized as their Richmond branch office location. Brian K. Berkey and Mark E. Douglas of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.
Commonwealth Commercial Partners (CCP), a locally-owned and operated real estate firm founded in 1996, has moved to larger headquarters at 4198 Cox Road in Innsbrook. The Commonwealth Commercial Partners building will become CCP’s new home base from which to grow its client-centric services in property management, asset management, sales, leasing and consulting. The subsidiaries that are part of CCP include: Commonwealth Land, Commonwealth Lodging, Comprehensive Development Strategies and StreamCo.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named University of Richmond to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, the honor roll recognizes colleges and universities that help solve community problems and place students on a lifelong path of civic engagement. This is the sixth year that Richmond has been an honor roll member. Selection is based on the scope and innovation of service projects, the percentage of student participation in community service, incentives for service and the extent of service-learning courses in the curriculum.
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) Teaching-Parent Shamara Minto has received the Teaching-Family Association (TFA) Certification. TFA Certification indicates a high level of satisfaction with the quality of the Teaching-Parent’s services from their youth, community stakeholders and administration.
The Boardwalk, located at 2106 Henderson Rd., will host Customer Appreciation Day April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers can register for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the April 26 Nationwide Series Toyota Care 250. Meet Diane Teel, first female driver to win a NASCAR sanctioned race, and her 12-year old racing granddaughter Macy Causey, the youngest driver ever at Virginia Motor Speedway. Her #33 race car and a RIR pace car will be available for viewing. A free hot dog with free items will be given with the purchase of a #20 Racer Dog. For details, call 288-4388.
University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business has been named one of the country’s top 20 business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek in the magazine’s 2013 rankings. Bloomberg Businessweek released the rankings online March 21. Richmond has been ranked in the magazine’s top 25 for eight years in a row.
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. – leased 10,000 square feet adjacent to Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center at 5270 Chamberlayne Ave.; and Bestway Rent to Own – leased 6,000 square feet adjacent to Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center at 5270 Chamberlayne Ave.
By Amelia Heymann, Capital News Service 03/24/2017 Features
MAR. 23, 12 P.M. – Hello Kitty fans, rejoice. On Saturday, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, described as “a mobile vehicle of cuteness,” will make its first visit to the region.
The truck will be at Short Pump Town Center, 11800 W. Broad St., from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The vehicle will be near the mall’s main entrance by Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck has been traveling nationwide since its debut at the 2014 Hello Kitty Con, a convention for fans of the iconic character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. > Read more.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed several bills that Republicans say would have increased school choice but McAuliffe said would have undermined public schools.
Two bills, House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240, would have established the Board of Virginia Virtual School as an agency in the executive branch of state government to oversee online education in kindergarten through high school. Currently, online courses fall under the Virginia Board of Education. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 03/23/2017 Education
Individuals and organizations wanting to help George F. Baker Elementary School students and staff recover from a March 19 fire at the school now have two ways to help: make a monetary donation or donate items of school supplies.
The weekend fire caused significant smoke-and-water damage to classroom supplies and student materials at the school at 6651 Willson Road in Eastern Henrico.
For tax-deductible monetary donations, the Henrico Education Foundation has created the Baker Elementary School Emergency School Supply Fund. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 03/23/2017 Business
ChamberRVA is seeking nominees for the annual IMPACT Award, which honors the ways in which businesses are making an impact in the RVA Region economy and community and on their employees.
Nominees must be a for-profit, privately-held business located within ChamberRVA's regional footprint: the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan; the City of Richmond; and the Town of Ashland. > Read more.
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announces the sale of the former Friendly’s restaurant property located at 5220 Brook Road in Henrico County. Brook Road V, LLC purchased the 3,521-square-foot former restaurant property situated on 0.92 acres from O Ice, LLC for $775,000 as an investment. Bruce Bigger of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller. > Read more.
St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
CAT Theatre and When There’s A Will director Ann Davis recently announced the cast for the dark comedy which will be performed May 26 through June 3.
The play centers around a family gathering commanded by the matriarch, Dolores, to address their unhappiness with Grandmother’s hold on the clan’s inheritance and her unreasonable demands on her family.
Pat Walker will play the part of Dolores Whitmore, with Graham and Florine Whitmore played by Brent Deekens and Brandy Samberg, respectively. > Read more.
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CalendarVolunteers are needed to help clean East End and Evergreen Cemeteries from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These cemeteries are the eternal sacred grounds for thousands of African American historical figures. Decades of neglect has obscured their graves and thousands of others beneath tangles of ivy, brush, and illegally dumped trash. Since June 2013, a small group of regular volunteers, along with many students and Richmond-area residents, have been working to reveal them, slowly uncovering not just long-buried headstones but an entire community. Lunch will be served. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/EastEndCemeteryProject. Full text