Businesses Take Break

Sign at Mamma Zu’s restaurant:


While at Vinyl Conflict music store:

Bobby says:

We will be closed regular hours this week Wednesday the 15th through Friday the 18th, for Painting and some light renovations.
We will be around likely with some stuff out front for limited hours, and we would love to see y’all. Please understand the whole shop won’t be open until Saturday the 19th, but we have some special stuff set aside to make up for being closed a few days!
Vinyl Conflict has been open since 2008 and this is the first time we’ve taken a couple days to put on a fresh coat of paint.
Thanks for the on going support!

Article On Shop Switchover

Writer Nick Michon has an article on the website about the changes on the corner of Laurel Street and Albemarle Street- here are the opening paragraphs:

Death has paid Oregon Hill a visit. Gone are the frilly flowers that once graced the now defunct Bunnyhop Bike Shop on the corner of Albemarle in exchange for the towering scythe wielded by the Reaper himself. The entire building has transformed to black, and Justin Torone and Alaina Gearhart are to blame.

While the new mural in progress by Sure Hand Signs may paint a grim scene, Torone and Gearhart’s business Rest In Pieces is taking on a newfound life of its own. The couple entered the world of oddities through Gearhart’s preexisting love for strange artifacts like skulls and preserved creatures.

Click here to read the rest of the article.

Rest In Pieces Shop To Replace Bunnyhop

From Rest In Pieces’ Instagram page:

Some of you already know, but it’s finally official. Rest in Pieces is moving to Oregon Hill. The new location is significantly larger, and will give us the space we need to continue to grow. We want to personally say thank you to each and every one of you, YOU made this possible. We’re sad to be leaving our spot in the fan, but it’s time to move onto bigger things. This move is scary. But if it doesn’t scare you, it’s not worth doing. We’ve been hoarding inventory and fixtures for months in preparation for this, and we cannot wait to share what we have in store for you guys.

Check out their website to learn more about “Richmond’s Only Oddity Shop”.

New ‘Oregon Hill Terribles’ Patches


John Murden at Church Hill People’s News has a post on this

Clara Cline at The Wild Wander has these fantastic Boy Gangs of Richmond patches available. Pick’em up at this weekend’s Richmond Craft Mafia Handmade Holiday event.

The names are taken from Charles Wallace’s The Boy Gangs of Richmond in the Dear Old Days: A Page of the City’s Lesser History, an out-of-print history of the city’s rapscallion youth by Charles M. Wallace from 1938.

Sunday Specialty Tour of Hollywood Cemetery (Walking Tour)

This Sunday at 2 pm, there is a especially detailed tour of Hollywood Cemetery.

An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents.

$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
Walk-ups welcome.
Cash or check.
On-street parking.

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city’s rich past, present and future.

Venture Richmond Meeting Tomorrow Morning

From City of Richmond:


WHAT: Members of Richmond City Council will attend the Venture Richmond Executive Committee meeting.

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Newmarket Corporation
Pavilion Board Room
330 South Fourth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Jean V. Capel, City Clerk, at 804.646.7955 or (email).

It should be an open meeting, open to the public, with the exception of a planned closed meeting that will take place at some point during tomorrow’s meeting.

No word on if Venture Richmond will give a more substantial response to outstanding and reasonable neighborhood concerns about ‘Tredegar Green’.