Posts Tagged ‘downtown Richmond’

Richmond community members oppose post office sale

The Richmond post office at 1025 Nevin Ave. The USPS posted a notice of intent to sell the historic building on January 25. Photo by Andrew Beale.

The United States Postal Service says the post office at 1025 Nevin Avenue in downtown Richmond is in “excess and no longer necessary.” Kimberley Savoy-Jackson, wearing a leg brace as she walks up the post office’s steps on a rainy afternoon, disagrees. “You see people coming in all the time,” she said. “I wouldn’t say…

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Locally Richmond: Dejavu’s Hair Salon

Sumatra McGilbery is the owner of Dejavu’s Hair Salon, located on MacDonald Street near downtown Richmond. Next month will make 17 years she has been involved with the salon, first as styling assistant, then as stylist and now as owner.

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Spirit and Soul festival aims to revive downtown

Natasha Vinakor (center) sambas her way down MacDonald Avenue at the Spirit and Soul Festival. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

The seventh annual Spirit and Soul Festival filled downtown with the rhythmic beats of jazz musicians and the enticing smells of fried chicken and barbecue. Put on by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, a nonprofit organization that works to reinvigorate the downtown, the festival drew about 800 people this year–and there would have been more, organizers insisted, were it not for the sizzling heat.

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