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This guide recommends visiting 2 neighbourhood(s) in Richmond: Scotts Addition and The Fan Vcu Credit: The Frontier Project and Mobelux

"Three Notch'd, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. When this Charlottesville-based brewery decided to set up an outpost in Richmond, they dubbed it the RVA Collab House. Its mission? To create amazing beer collaborations with the city’s other breweries, restaurants, musicians and artists, businesses, and nonprofits. A relative newcomer to the Scott’s Addition beer scene, Three Notch’d is slowly making good on that promise, bringing pints to the masses with a historical bent. (There’s the “Minute Man” New England Style IPA as well as the “No Veto” English Brown Ale.) Even better? The brewery is housed in Gather, the neighborhood’s first coworking space."

Three Notch'd Brewing Company - RVA Collab House

Blue Bee Cider

Cider mill • Museum District

"Blue Bee Cider, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Located in the city’s former city stable complex -- which was built out of granite street cobbles in the 1940s -- Blue Bee Cider is a cozy yet industrial spot to sip one of Virginia’s oldest beverages: cider. The recently renovated 9,000-square foot cidery boasts a laboratory, keg storage, and cider production facility as well as a tasting room and sprawling outdoor patio from which to enjoy artisanal ciders. Try the flagship, Charred Ordinary, a dry old-fashioned cider, or the Aragon 1904, an off-dry blend of modern and heirloom apples. Blue Bee also features a rotation of highly anticipated seasonal releases, including the Firecracker (a ginger-infused dessert cider) and the Mill Race Bramble (infused with raspberries and blackberries)."

Blue Bee Cider

"The Veil Brewing Co., Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Launched in spring of 2016, The Veil Brewing Co. has already taken the city’s brewery scene by storm and given beer-lovers around the country one more reason to visit Richmond--and Scott’s Addition. With a focus on “hop-forward beers, high gravity and barrel aging, lagers, wild ales, and spontaneous fermentation,” and a head brewmaster with a resume that beer lovers salivate over (Heady Topper, anyone?!) it’s no surprise that when you show up for a limited can release, you’ll have to cozy up to people from South Carolina, Ohio, or Maine while you wait in line."

The Veil Brewing Co. - Scott’s Addition

Ardent Craft Ales

Brewery • Acca

"Ardent Craft Ales, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. One of the first breweries to set up shop in Scott’s Addition, Ardent Craft Ales boasts a wonderful outdoor space where you can grab a table and try several of their innovative beers along with snacks from one of the several rotating food carts located on-site. (Coming up in 2017: Continental Divide, Return Of The Mac, and Intergalactic Tacos.) Featuring a solid rotation of their well-known year-round beers, and a nice mix of seasonals, reserves, and collaborations, including a nod to Patrick Henry, “Give Me Stout or Give Me Death,” with nearby neighbors Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and national newcomers Stone Brewing Co., Ardent offers pints on site as well as growlers to-go."

Ardent Craft Ales

Isley Brewing Company

Brewery • Acca

"Isley Brewing Co., Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Isley Brewing Company is a microbrewery with a great rotation of artisanal beers. The tasting room has a relaxed atmosphere with board games, TVs, Tuesday trivia, and features live music on the weekends, as well as “Dogs on the Deck” days where patrons are encouraged to bring their canine friends to hang out on their spacious outdoor patio. There are occasionally food carts to enjoy, but you’re also free to bring your own snacks or get food delivered too!"

Isley Brewing Company

Buskey Cider

Brewery • Monument Avenue

"Buskey Cider, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Housed in an old train car loading dock, this cider shop wants to know if you’re ready to #GetBuskey. Named after a slang term Ben Franklin is reported to have overheard young people using to describe being tipsy, Buskey Cider is one part historic nod and three parts modern interpretation of an up-and-coming alcoholic beverage. Sourcing all of its apples from Virginia, the growing venture brews a smattering of ciders, from a traditional dry cider to a dry-hopped cider to a line of rotating infused ciders like jalapeno lime, cherry lime, peach, or watermelon rosemary. Another sweet perk? Buskey offers a Nitro Cider, which uses nitrogen in place of carbon dioxide for a smoother, fuller mouthfeel. You can’t go wrong at this low-key tasting room."

Buskey Cider

Black Heath Meadery

Winery • Monument Avenue

"Black Heath Meadery, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. While Scott’s Addition is home to breweries galore, it’s got one special spot up its sleeve: Black Heath Meadery, the city’s first mead maker. The world’s oldest fermented beverage, mead is made from honey and water. Of course, owner Bill Cavender takes it a step further, experimenting with a number of other ingredients, including apples, grapes, spices, and floral buds. And he does this with an important mission in mind -- to support the region’s local beekeepers and reestablish sustainable beehives. How sweet is that?"

Black Heath Meadery

Reservoir Distillery

Distillery • Acca

"Reservoir Distillery, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. You won’t find a more expertly crafted whiskey in Richmond than you will at Reservoir Distillery. Their philosophy? Age the finest ingredients in small barrels, then let the magic happen. By changing up the surface area of the wood the volume of the liquor, they’re able to age their wheat, rye, and bourbon whiskeys at faster rates--but with no compromise to quality. You can grab a taste, a craft cocktail, or a bottle at the distillery store, and while they don’t currently offer formal tours, they’re happy to walk visitors through the process and answer questions."

Reservoir Distillery

En Su Boca

Mexican restaurant • Monument Avenue

"En Su Boca, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. "

En Su Boca

The Dog Wagon Plus

Hot dog restaurant • Monument Avenue

"The Dog Wagon, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. This new spot serves up one dish and one dish only: the classic American hot dog. Truly -- perusing the menu is like a quick tour around the county. There’s the Chicago, with its dill pickle spear, cucumber, hot peppers, and celery salt. The Coney Island, piled high with chili, onions, and mustard. And the Seattle, a polish sausage smeared in cream cheese, sauteed onions, jalapenos, and spicy brown mustard. (If you’re not hungry yet, you will be soon.)"

The Dog Wagon Plus

Peter Chang Richmond

Chinese restaurant • Monument Avenue

"Peter Chang, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. James Beard award-winning chef Peter Chang is mysterious, but his M.O. is well known. He pulls into existing Chinese restaurants, transforms and trains the kitchen to his Sichuan-style, and then he’s gone, off to lend his talented touch to another spot. And this is exactly what he did at his incredibly popular Short Pump location. So popular in fact that he was inspired to open yet another location closer to downtown in booming Scott’s Addition at the Hofheimer Building. It’s quickly becoming a favorite in his growing empire, especially since it’s one of few that boasts a full bar."

Peter Chang Richmond

Supper

Southern restaurant (US) • Museum District

"Lunch. | Supper!, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. If you smell BBQ, it’s coming straight from the smokers of Lunch. | Supper!, one of the neighborhood’s favorite places to fill up. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the food is as good as the ambience is laid-back. And with sandwiches galore, it’s a prime spot for the lunch crowd. Try the Southern Pride BLT--it’s got a fried green tomato and pimento cheese--or the River City Smokehouse, full of that slow-roasted, hand-pulled pork BBQ. If you’re in the mood for stick-to-your-ribs entrees with a Southern flair, you can’t go wrong with the Monument Shrimp and Grits (blackened shrimp topped with bacon and served over cheesy grits) or the Summit Avenue XL Crab Cakes. Bonus? The restaurant has a good-sized patio for you to enjoy those gorgeous Richmond days."

Supper

Boulevard Burger and Brew

Hamburger restaurant • Monument Avenue

"Boulevard Burger & Brew, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. If you see a flashing neon sign towering over Scott’s Addition, follow it. It’s a beacon for Boulevard Burgers & Brew, a boisterous joint with gourmet burgers (a burger topped with apricot jam, caramelized onions, and goat cheese, anyone?) and plenty of cold craft beer to wash it down. Another specialty? Boozy milkshakes, the perfect way to top off your meal. If you’re lucky, they’ll seat you in their game room."

Boulevard Burger and Brew

The Dairy Bar Diner

Restaurant • Acca

"The Dairy Bar, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. At 70 years old, The Dairy Bar is more than a family-friendly restaurant; it’s an institution. Housed in one of the first buildings to grace Scott’s Addition, the diner lives and breathes kitsch--hanging on the walls are pictures of the Dairy Bar cow colored in by the kids who have gobbled up any number of the restaurant’s homey dishes: burgers, grilled cheese, milkshakes, and a seemingly endless array of breakfast platters. Grab a booth, order up, and, get ready to chow down."

The Dairy Bar Diner

Studio Two Three

Art center • Acca

"Studio Two Three, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Dubbed “Richmond’s artist workspace,” Studio Two Three is a nonprofit with a mission: keep talented artists in Richmond by teaching them how to operate like entrepreneurs. The studio itself is a veritable playground for creatives, chock-full of equipment for screen printing, etching, lithography, digital printing, and photography. White walls showcase pinned prints, artist studios line the shop perimeter, and a sunny shop boasts swag for purchase: posters, T-shirts, greeting cards, tea towels, and more. The nonprofit also offers affordable community classes, corporate team building excursions, and regular printing parties."

Studio Two Three

"Class and Trash, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. There’s a little bit of everything here at Class and Trash, a mish-mash of architectural items, home decor, and art in a range of styles from mid-century modern to rustic shabby chic. On the hunt for the perfect accent lamp? They’ve got it. Need a show-stopping rug? That too. Their collection of furniture, tchotchkes, gifts, metal signage and more is constantly refreshed, which means you’ll find the perfect piece every time."

Class and Trash At Scott's Addition

Eviction

Antique furniture store • Monument Avenue

"The Shops at Eviction, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. What you’ll find at this eclectic collective of vintage goods: a pair of funky lamps, a sleek mid-century modern dresser, a life-sized brass Pomeranian. What you won’t find: anything ordinary. Owner Derrick scoured the region’s estate sales and auctions to curate his shop’s odd yet refined assortment of wares. He’s inspired by bright pops of color and anything animal-themed, making The Shops at Eviction a must-stop location for any home enthusiast in need of unique furniture and decor."

Eviction

River City Tattoo Co

Body piercing shop • Monument Avenue

"River City Tattoo, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Richmond’s been hailed as one of the most tattooed city in the country--we’ve got 14.5 tattoo shops for every 100,000 people. So if you’re jonesing to get inked along with the rest of us, look no further than River City Tattoo. Whatever tat you’ve got in mind will come to life with the magic of this parlor’s six talented artists."

River City Tattoo Co

Richmond Triangle Players

Performing arts theater • Museum District

"Richmond Triangle Players, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. For nearly 25 years, Richmond Triangle Players has brought boundary-pushing theater to the Richmond community, transforming from a once “fringe” theater to one of the most beloved cultural institutions our city has to offer. The theater company focuses on new and original works that are relevant to LGBT audiences, with shows that educate the wider community on these important issues. The company has produced hundreds of plays, with many more in store."

Richmond Triangle Players

The Yoga Dojo

Yoga studio • Museum District

"The Yoga Dojo, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Like most yoga studios, The Yoga Dojo believes in bringing an open mind to each practice. Unlike typical studios, though, this studio practices rocket yoga, a style of yoga developed in the 1980s in San Francisco. A fast-paced flow that gets your heart pumping, rocket yoga is similar to Ashtanga Vinyasa, but (as the Dojo’s instructors like to say) “it gets you there faster.” With a full line-up of classes throughout the week and specialized workshops and retreats throughout the year, The Yoga Dojo is a welcome addition to the neighborhood’s growing crowd of young professionals."

The Yoga Dojo

Health Warrior

Food products supplier • Acca

"Health Warrior, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. This Scott’s Addition headquarters is where the magic happens for Health Warriors, a local food startup founded in 2010 by former college athletes. After encountering the grind of everyday work life, founders Dan, Nick, and Shane found themselves losing grip on the healthy habits they’d worked so hard to develop. So they decided to do something about it--they took a chance on an ancient superfood called chia. With a renewed burst of energy, the friends soon rediscovered their passion for action and knew they had to share it with the world. So they started making chia bars, chia seeds, and protein bars under the moniker Health Warriors. You can find the products at national chains like Target and Whole Foods, but we’re partial to walking up the street and taking a peek at the alchemy inside."

Health Warrior

Hofheimer Building Event Venue

Event venue • Monument Avenue

"Historic Hofheimer Building, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Boasting one of the best rooftop views in town, this recently renovated historic property is the new crown jewel of Scott’s Addition. Built in 1928, the event space is available to rent out for private occasions, like corporate gatherings, weddings, and photo shoots, and the doors to this 14,400-square-foot space also open to the public for Sunsets@Hof, an after-work party held once a week during the month of August."

Hofheimer Building Event Venue

Jackson & James Men's Clothing

Men's clothing store • Acca

"Jackson & James, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. This new addition to the neighborhood is the brainchild of brother and sister duo, Mike and Rachel Anderson. Named for two rivers, the shop aims to be the confluence of style and story; a place where design, quality and the stories behind the brands are brought closer to home. Behind the doors you’ll find a space that feels one part living room (in the best possible way) and one part shop full of clothing and accessories that focus on style, quality and craftsmanship. Well-curated and styled, you’ll find unique pieces from unique makers such as American Trench, Maven Made and United by Blue. Go see what it’s all about, and while you’re there plan to stay for a drink and to catch a few minutes of a game on TV."

Jackson & James Men's Clothing

Hive Salon Studios

Beauty salon • Acca

"The Hive Salon Studios, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. The experience at The Hive Studios begins the moment you approach the front door on Rockbridge Street. With dark wood and a contrasting yellow sign, entering feels like stepping into a modern New York studio, showing off concrete floors, sharp edges, and floating display cases. What is different about this Salon, though? It’s business model. Walking through the building you will see various glass-partitioned rooms. These rooms are all independently rented and run, making this space a collaboration of various individual artists set up in “mini-mall” fashion. To book an appointment, check out the different stylist listed on their website and reach out via their listed contact info, no calling a receptionist on this one!"

Hive Salon Studios

Wax Moon

Record store • Museum District

"Wax Moon, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Established in 2015 by Richmond native and Scott’s Addition resident Andrew Griiimoiire, Wax Moon is Richmond’s only record store that caters to our goth population. They stock mostly Post-Punk (Goth, Darkwave, Deathrock), Metal (Black, Death, Doom), Punk, and Industrial artists. They also carry less obscure genres and cater to more mainstream tastes, and have CDs, tapes, patches, and t-shirts in addition to vinyl. So, whether you’re looking for Sisters of Mercy or Blink 182, Wax Moon has got you covered. Stop in, if you dare."

Wax Moon

"Lamplighter Coffee Roasters, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. One of three Richmond-based Lamplighter coffee roasters locations, this cozy cafe also houses their roasting and production facility. They have a full menu of expertly-crafted traditional and unique coffee drinks– lavender latte, anyone?– as well as a selection of delicious housemade pastries and light snacks. Lamplighter is always abuzz with neighborhood residents and workers alike, and makes an ideal spot for a quick meeting or a quiet cuppa Joe. They also offer free cupping classes the first Sunday of the month, so make sure to expand your coffee knowledge."

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters Roast Lab

"High Point Barbershop, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Located in the same building as Gelati Celesti ice cream shop and just behind the Boulevard on Altamont Street, High Point boasts some of the best barbers in the biz. Originally started by 5 close friends, this recently-opened, second location of a modern barbershop and shave parlor is true to its traditional roots. In addition to haircuts, they also offer straight razor shaves and beard grooming, and they carry the products you’ll need to maintain that polished look. The interior of the space has been expertly and beautifully renovated, with the hexagon tiles and leather barber chairs adding a perfectly vintage touch to a bright, clean space. Stop in to make an appointment and see for yourself what the hype is about."

High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor

"Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co., Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Nestled away in an industrial neighborhood, Blanchard’s is focused solely on roasting small batches of coffee through modern technology. Blanchard’s forms strong relationships with farmers from around the world to ensure they’re the only hands between the farm and your home. Open to the public until 4:00 on weekdays and offering cuppings every Friday at 10:30, stop by to say hi and try their delicious coffee. And if you can’t make it to their roastery, pop into Quirk Hotel, Chairlift, Stella’s Market, or one of the many other local spots around Richmond who brews Blanchard’s."

Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co. Coffee Vending Machine

King of Pops Patio

Dessert shop • Museum District

"King of Pops & The Reign, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. A not-so-old-fashioned popsicle stand, King of Pops is a walk-up window selling made from scratch popsicles right here in Scott’s Addition. Using as many local ingredients as possible, the flavors are seasonal and the fruit is fresh. You can often find their cart at the local festivals, concerts, and other outdoor events or work with them to cater your own party. And attached next door is The Reign, a sandwich counter from people who love good sandwiches, using ingredients from those same farms as the popsicles. Local and local, it’s a win-win."

King of Pops Patio

Gather Scott's Addition - Office Space and Coworking

Coworking space • Monument Avenue

"Gather, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. With two locations, Scotts Addition and downtown Richmond, and one on the way in Short Pump, Gather offers a co-working space for people to get their job done without any worry or hassle. How? Gather offers 24/7 access to all things such as wifi, freshly brewed coffee, conference space, printers, and so much more. They offer a flexible work environment for startups, freelancers, entrepreneurs and everything in between. Members can choose from their own private office, or co-work in their open floor plan! If that doesn’t have you hooked, schedule a tour of their space and you’ll be meeting new professionals in no time, in a space that has everything you need!"

Gather Scott's Addition - Office Space and Coworking

Brenner Pass

Modern European restaurant • Acca

"Brenner Pass, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Named for the mountain passage forming the border of Austria and Italy, Brenner Pass offers seasonally inspired European fare in a chic, urban setting. Executive chef Brittanny Anderson (also of Metzger Bar and Butchery) showcases local ingredients in updated takes on French, Italian, Swiss and Austrian dishes. Don’t miss the craft cocktails, house-made pastas, European charcuterie, and of course the fondue. Other pluses include a curated selection of biodynamic and natural wines, and a large patio for al fresco dining.Serving dinner from 5pm Tuesday – Saturday and Sunday brunch 11 to 4."

Brenner Pass

3200 Rockbridge St

Building • Acca

"Chairlift, Scotts Addition by The Frontier Project. Chairlift is Brenner Pass’s littlesister, and attached coffee shop. Visit in the morning for house-made pastries - both sweet and savory - and espresso or pour over coffee. Come in at lunch for sandwiches and salads, and pop in after work for beer and wine by the glass paired with cheese and charcuterie. Of course, there’s wifi so you can plan to get some work done while you sip your latte (or glass of vino). Chairlift also has a small market area offering wine by the bottle and a selection of European cheeses.Open Tue. to Thurs. 8am-10pm, Fri. and Sat. 8am-11pm, Sun. and –Mon. 8am-6pm"

3200 Rockbridge St

Early Bird Biscuit Co. The Fan

Bakery • Boulevard

"Early Bird Biscuit Co., The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. First there were cupcakes, then there were doughnuts, and then along came the buttery, flaky biscuit. Early Bird was the first to jump on a trend—if you can call something a trend that’s been as everlastingly popular as a Southern biscuit. They envisioned a place where biscuits were perfected and riffed on, and where people could get a morning fix that wasn’t (necessarily) all sugary. The result was so popular that they’ve since had to move to bigger digs. Get a cheddar and pepper version or just stick with the classic, but don’t underestimate how much a biscuit slathered with butter and Agriberry jam can fill you up. Here’s hoping you don’t have big lunch plans."

Early Bird Biscuit Co. The Fan

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters Morris St. Cafe

Coffee shop • West Franklin Street

"Lamplighter Morris St., The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. With each new addition to its growing empire, Lamplighter tweaks its recipe—to continued success. The Morris Street location took a monochromatic approach to its mid-campus location, with white subway tile, steel furniture, hanging black lamps, and the star, a matte black La Marzocco espresso machine. Their menu is a little more robust here (more baked goods, different sandwiches), but the coffee is just as much of a priority as it always has been. Get your Lamplighter lattes, drip (always two different roasts), strong cold brew, in addition to fantastic teas and other specialties like the Golden Milk Latte—a turmeric/milk blend. For a deep-VCU location, the coffeeshop is filled with all sorts of creatives, activists, neighbors, journalists, and even politicians. It doesn’t hurt that the massive patio directly next to a shady, green pocket park."

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters Morris St. Cafe

804RVA

Coworking space • West Broad Street

"804RVA, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. A co-working space with a loyal following, 804RVA is more than just a rent-a-desk operation. It’s begun to be known as a place that houses some of RVA’s most influential entrepreneurs (its membership is lovingly referred to as “the Wolfpack”), but it welcomes anyone who doesn’t need a traditional office but doesn’t necessarily dig the work-from-home life. At night, 804RVA keeps the energy going by hosting speaking events, meetups, happy hours, and launch parties."

804RVA

McCormack's Whisky Grill

Bar & grill • Boulevard

"McCormack's Whisky Grill, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Likely the largest collection of whisky in the city (aside from the Virginia ABC), McCormack's offers a serious library of whiskys, bourbons, and ryes along with, thank goodness, a knowledgeable staff to guide you through the process of tasting them. The tiny, wood-lined spot is towards the western end of the Fan on a street that gets fairly busy during drinking hours. But their southern comfort food (with late night and vegetarian-friendly menu) and, of course, highly specialized selection of whisky set them apart."

McCormack's Whisky Grill

The Broadberry

Live music venue • Monument Avenue

"The Broadberry, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. It’s tough to nail that perfect middle ground between “intimate” and “big enough to attract some major names,” but the Broadberry rules that territory. It’s not a big club by any means, but its stage is spacious and its setup is a notch above the hybrid bar-venue scene. You can get a group together for specialty seating, take a break from the tunes out on the generously sized patio, or stand right up close to the performers, it’s up to you. Touring acts like Wild Nothing and ICP have been able to stop in Richmond because of the Broadberry’s specific size, and now nationally renowned RVA groups like Matthew E. White, Natalie Prass, Lucy Dacus, and No BS Brass Band have a place big enough to house their loyal following when they’re in town."

The Broadberry

The Camel

Bar & grill • West Broad Street

"The Camel, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Cozy but not too tight and with plenty of charm, the Camel is consistently voted one of the best spots to see live music in Richmond. It’s located right on the edge of the Fan/VCU corridor with a happy hour and nightly music lineup that attracts students, musicians, and music fans alike. Acts include both local and touring jazz, metal, hop hop, rock, or even bluegrass acts—Future Islands took the stage at the Camel months before they shot to national fame. It’s safe to say that on whatever night you’re wandering around the Fan, looking for something to do, you’ll find a whole evening planned out for you at the Camel."

The Camel

Marvin Lang

West Broad Street

"Marvin Lang, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Marvin Lang takes co-working to another dimension—one that looks like the inside of a lifestyle magazine for the very cool. Partners Ansel Olson Photography and 37 Design Studio have made it a point to attract boutique firms who appreciate good design. Their members lean on the side of ethereally creative, and they want a workspace to match. As the banner on the wall says, “Good vibes only,” and at Marvin Lang, “good” extends to “pretty,” “light-filled,” “open,” and “visually inspiring.”"

Marvin Lang

Halcyon Vintage Clothing

Vintage clothing store • Boulevard

"Halcyon Vintage Clothing, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Maybe you’re about to hit up a theme party, maybe you’re taking advantage of a throwback trend, or maybe spats are just your thing (you do you!), Halcyon has supplied Richmonders with the vintage look for decades. Flapper dresses, tuxedos, skinny ties, brooches, hats, and so much more—Halcyon consistently has anything and everything you need to transport your look back to one of several available decades. Its stock focuses on the wearable, with an emphasis on the styles of the ‘20s through ‘50s, and the savvy staff relishes a good challenge."

Halcyon Vintage Clothing

Addison Handmade & Vintage

Vintage clothing store • Fan Extension

"Addison Handmade & Vintage, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. The strip of Addison boutiques, along with Lamplighter’s social beehive across the street, have turned this oft-overlooked block into one constantly teeming with activity. The shop itself offers vintage goods for men and women and new lifestyle accessories like candles, jewelry, and home goods. Think prairie dresses alongside Doc Martens, greeting cards next to macrame, and delicate necklaces next to sturdy woven blankets."

Addison Handmade & Vintage

"Yesterday's Heroes, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Your passport to a different, more down-to-earth age, Yesterday's Heroes envelops you in denim, leather, and red, white, and blue. It’s a small shop packed to its all-American gills with great vintage T-shirts, jackets, and shoes for both men and women, in addition to American-made brands like Taylor Stitch and Thoroughgood boots. Come often—the stock of new and vintage gear is constantly changing as the purveyor digs up quality finds from around the country."

Yesterday's Heroes Vintage

Na Nin

Clothing store • Fan Extension

"Na Nin, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. One step into this adorable boutique and you'll be California dreamin', no matter the weather outside. Reclaimed and found woods and driftwoods line the space, plants adorn most surfaces, and the air just feels lighter in here. The clothes racks may seem sparse, but they’re heavily curated with vintage and indie designer threads that feel hand-selected for you (assuming you’re a woman—no men’s clothes at Na Nin, sorry!). A few glass cases display beautiful, unique jewelry made by designers from Richmond and well beyond, and a wall of house-made scents and candles allow you to literally bottle the essence of the place and bring it into your own home."

Na Nin

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters - Addison St

Coffee shop • Fan Extension

"Lamplighter, Addison Street Café, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Housed in a former derelict gas station, Lamplighter didn’t just help usher coffee culture to Richmond, it planted a seed of vibrancy in an overlooked corner of the city. The baristas are that winning trifecta of talented, knowledgable, and approachable as they serve up pourovers, lavender lattes, and cold brew by the gallon. The kitchen is just as welcoming, with sandwiches, salads, and sweet stuff for all types of eaters (even those with allergies). Now a fast-growing empire with multiple locations, Lamplighter was one of the first to turn hundreds of Richmonders into coffee connoisseurs."

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters - Addison St

Scuffletown Park

Park • Monument Avenue

"Scuffletown Park, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. It’s named after the erstwhile Scuffletown Road (now Park Avenue), which ran past a tavern in which Benedict Arnold got into a kerfuffle with local militia. But that gritty history was left in the 18th century—these days the Scuffletown pocket park provides a hidden break from the Fan bustle. With a close proximity to 8 1/2 and other Strawberry Street mainstays, a lush, shady setting, and ample seating, Scuffletown Park is a natural magnet for impromptu concerts, gardeners, revelers, and even a local tortoise that can be found sunning itself from time to time. Bonus: Dog-free grass patches make great picnic spots."

Scuffletown Park

8 ½ in The Fan

Takeout Restaurant • Fan

"8 1/2, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Every pizza place has its fans, but perhaps no place in Richmond has a more devoted following than 8 1/2 on the picturesque Strawberry Street. A takeout-only brainchild of the creator of RVA Italian mainstays Mamma Zu and Edo’s Squid, 8 1/2 delivers a simple menu of complex flavors, handwritten every day. Load up on eggplant parmesan, sausage ricotta broccoletti penne, or Italian sausage with polenta and white beans, or take a slightly lighter route with Italian, roast beef, or arugula and fresh mozzarella heroes. And of course, that pizza. Try an espresso soda—it may be just the thing to boost you out of your food coma."

8 ½ in The Fan

Ipanema Café

Vegan restaurant • West Franklin Street

"Ipanema Café, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. It’s in a small, dark basement in the heart of VCU’s campus, but don’t call it a dive bar. Ipanema has a double life of Vegetarian Restaurant / Gritty-Hip Watering Hole. When the last of the diners have finished their smoked gouda sandwich or a seasonal special ordered from the one chalkboard menu, the tattooed set starts to pour in for budget-friendly beer, wine, cocktails, and company. Hit it at the right time, and you can (and should) have the best of both worlds."

Ipanema Café

"High Point Barbershop, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. The furnishings are vintage, the beards and hairstyles are classics, and they curse like sailors, but this isn't your dad's barbershop. Hardcore, rap and metal plays over the speakers while the patrons joke and catch-up, and the barbers skillfully sweep their shears and razors, sculpting tight fades and beard trims. Appointments take 30 minutes but the waiting list is weeks long, so book now or try to drop in when you can."

High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor

Sabai

Thai restaurant • Monument Avenue

"Sabai, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. It’s loud, it’s fun, and somehow it feels like summer here all year round. In actual warm weather, Sabai opens its wall of garage doors onto Broad Street. But even when they’re not, you’ll be so taken by your addictively good Thai street food and inventive tiki cocktails (try the Mai Thai or the Soi Cowboy, served “street style’ in a plastic bag) that you’ll convince yourself you feel a beachy breeze. Think hanging benches, lots of wood, tropical flowers, fruits, and even vines."

Sabai

Garnett's

Restaurant • Fan

"Garnett's, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Garnett's feels like it's always been there, situated on a sunny corner in the heart of the Fan. While only a half-dozen years old, it could as well be a perfectly-preserved sixty. Serving modernized takes on classic sandwiches, Croque Garnett, The Cali Club with avocado, or The Chaplain, Turkey, Gouda and Dijon mustard on housemade Boston brown bread. The sides and drinks are just as classic; Sweet Tea or bottled Cheerwine and sides just like your Southern Grandmother made for a social; housemade pickles, black-eyed pea salad or French potato salad. In keeping with the times, Vegetarian & GF options abound, but everyone should save room for the huge cake and pie slices. which sit temptingly along the back counter awaiting their final selection."

Garnett's

1837 W Broad St

Building • West Grace Street

"Eastern Land Collective, The Fan Vcu by Mobelux. Part showroom, part co-working studio, part candle factory and oozing with #campvibes, the Eastern Land Collective is truly a one-of-a-kind space. The brainchild of husband and wife one-man-brands (his: Shine Craft Vessels, hers: Rare and Worthy) ELC is more than a place for disparate work. Members are encouraged to interact, each lending a key talent, either to each other's projects and brands, or towards a common goal (and paying clients). Notable partners include Square Trade Goods, Kate Magee Photography and Roaring Pines."

1837 W Broad St