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3 new shops coming to Willow Lawn

Three new tenants are coming to The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico County.

Lucky Foot and Pigtails & Crewcuts have signed agreements to locate at Willow Lawn, and the Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar will open there Aug. 3. All three will be located in the same building that houses American Tap Room and Zoës Kitchen.

Lucky Foot is expanding from its current location in Midlothian to offer personalized service to runners and walkers in the Richmond metro area. In addition to shoes and running supplies, the store offers a full body motion analysis and helps runners prevent injury and keep their exercise regimens simple and fun.

Business in brief

Henrico-based Gavin Law Offices, PLC recently received national recognition in the 2011-12 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The firm achieved a Metropolitan/Richmond Tier 2 ranking in two legal practice areas: copyright law and trademark law. Nearly 10,000 U.S. law firms were ranked.

Teppanyaki Grill opens in West End

Teppanyaki Grill officially opened its newest location May 9 with a ribbon-cutting, performed by Tim Grimes of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and the traditional "lion dance" to bring good luck. The restaurant is located at 9043 West Broad St. at Tuckernuck Drive in the Sassafras Square Shopping Center.

Program helps deserving children celebrate Mother’s Day

A group of children, staff members and volunteers from the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) will visit dressbarn at The Shops at Willow Lawn today to shop for a special Mother’s Day gift. dressbarn’s “To Mom, With Love” program helps deserving children across the country purchase a new dress, skirt or pair of shoes for their mother. Each child will receive a $50 gift card.

“This Mother’s Day, we’re working to make it possible for kids who otherwise may not be able to afford a gift, to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and unique contributions that every mom makes to a home,” said Vivian Behrens, senior vice president, chief marketing officer at dressbarn. “It’s a great program that helps honor someone who too often goes overlooked.”

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Through its A+ School Rewards program, MARTIN’S Food Markets recently donated $131,307 to schools in the greater Richmond community. The program allows schools to earn cash for educational needs. After customers designate the school of their choice, A+ School Rewards points accrue with each purchase made using a BonusCard. The top school this year is Mills E. Godwin High School who earned $9,251. Longdale Elementary School also earned $3,111. For a complete listing of participating schools and the A+ School Rewards they have earned, visit http://www.martinsfoods.com/aplus

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Arts and crafts specialty retailer Michaels will open its new store at White Oak Village, 4531 S. Laburnum Ave., on May 20 at 10 a.m. Key departments such as jewelry, scrapbooking and kids have been expanded and re-organized for easy shopping. A card-making event will be held during the grand opening and craft supplies will be donated to a local Starlight Children’s Foundation chapter. A week-long celebration with giveaways is also planned. The store is approximately 20,486 square feet and employs more than 60 people. For more information, visit http://www.michaels.com

West Creek Emergency Center opens near Short Pump

In response to continued high demand for emergency medical care in the Goochland and Short Pump areas of Virginia, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital opened West Creek Emergency Center to the public May 1, offering a full-service, state-of-the-art ER for all major and minor emergency needs.

Oil-ay!


Owner Shauna Wells (center, holding glass) and her husband, Don, (center, white shirt) joined with friends April 14 to mark the grand opening of The Olive Oil Taproom with a celebratory toast. In addition to tastings of the store’s extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and truffle oils, the event included a show of classic cars and Harleys in the parking lot of the store on Towne Center West Boulevard, just west of Short Pump Town Center.

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Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, 10431 Patterson Ave., is inviting blind and visually impaired artists from metro Richmond to participate in their first annual CECA Insight Art Exhibit displaying paintings, drawings, sculptures and other mixed media. Artwork will be selected based on the artist’s originality, expressive use of media, artistic excellence and on their ability to inspire dialogue about the role of vision in the creative process. Selected artwork will be displayed in the CECA reception area from August 2-16. Participants may enter up to four pieces in each category; entries are due June 1. For more information, call Amy Philipp at 217-6363.

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