The New York Times guide to Richmond

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by NAHBS in 2010 News

Yesterday’s New York Times featured the growing art and restaurant scenes in Richmond, Virginia – host city of NABHS 2010. Definitely check out these spots in February… 36 Hours in Richmond, Va.

AS the heart of the old Confederacy, Richmond, Va., watched with envy as other cities like Atlanta and Charlotte became the economic and cultural pillars of the New South. But Richmond may finally be having its big moment: a building boom in the last few years has seen century-old tobacco warehouses transformed into lofts and art studios. Chefs are setting up kitchens in formerly gritty neighborhoods, and the city’s buttoned-up downtown suddenly has life after dusk, thanks to new bars, a just-opened hotel and a performing arts complex, Richmond CenterStage. Richmond is strutting with confidence, moving beyond its Civil War legacy and emerging as a new player on the Southern art and culinary scene.

Downtown Richmond and the James River

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