Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mayor to Tour Hilton Garden Inn/Miller & Rhoads Condominiums

WHO: Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones
City Council President Kathy Graziano
City Council Vice President Ellen Robertson
Sidney Barthelemy (former mayor of News Orleans)
Lionel Collins of HRI Properties.

WHAT: Tour of the Miller & Rhoads historic rehabilitation project taking place
between Broad, Grace, 5th and 6th Streets in Downtown Richmond.

WHEN: Friday, February 6, 2009
10 a.m.

WHERE: 501 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23129

BACKGROUND:
After more than two years of construction, the former Miller & Rhoads department store will open this month in Downtown Richmond as a 250-room hotel with 21,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and 200 parking spaces. The Miller & Rhoads building dates to 1888, and many of the original windows, marble or wood floors have been preserved.

The renovation has been led by New Orleans-bas
ed Historic Restoration Properties, owner and developer of the site. Mayor Jones welcomes this project as part of a larger revitalization and reinvestment effort for Downtown Richmond.

Contact: Tammy Hawley, (804) 646-3110