Business in brief
TGM Realty Investors, Inc. has changed its name to Thalhimer Realty Partners, Inc., a change that represents the company’s continued strategic efforts to leverage the full service platform of its parent company, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, while maintaining its mission to provide real estate investment and development services on behalf of its investment partners. Thalhimer Realty Partners, Inc. manages a portfolio of commercial and multifamily assets valued at greater than $250 million.
New Boston Fund and RER Equities, Inc. have leased 46,150 square feet of Class-A office space to Magellan Medicaid Administration at WestMark Two in Glen Allen. Magellan will occupy 23 percent of the five story, 204,622-square-foot building and is slated to move in on Sept. 1. New Boston and RER Equities have leased approximately 130,000 square feet at WestMark Two within the past five months, having previously completed an 83,414-square-foot lease with SunTrust Bank. Approximately 74,000 square feet (two floors) remain available.
The University of Richmond’s Heilman Dining Center recently won the Loyal E. Horton Bronze Award for Residential Dining Special Event from the National Association of College and University Food Services. The winning event was a Titanic Memorial Dinner March 1, which honored the centennial anniversary of the fateful voyage. The Dining Center offered authentic dinner selections from Titanic menus and exhibited reproductions of the ship and other memorabilia, newspaper clippings from the period and a documentary of the disaster. In 2009, the Dining Center won the gold award for residential dining among medium-sized schools and the grand prize in the same category for all colleges and universities.
Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Showbest Fixture Corp. – leased 20,743 square feet at 4200-4222 Sarellen Rd.; and Dominion Uniserv Unit, Inc. – renewed its lease of 1,004 square feet in the Koger Building at 8001 Franklin Farms Dr.
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.
The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.
“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”
The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.
Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.
Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?
Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.
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