City Welcomes Opening of The Belvidere at Broad

The city of Richmond welcomes The Belvidere at Broad to the business community as the restaurant holds a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. The restaurant is located in the Jackson Ward corridor at 506 W. Broad Street. The Belvidere at Broad is supported by family, friends, neighbors, and the city of Richmond’s Department of Economic Development. The business received financial assistance through the department’s Commercial Area Revitalization Effort Program and the Enterprise Zone Program.

The Belvidere at Broad is locally owned and operated by husband and wife team, David and Julie Hassen. “We wanted to be a part of the downtown revitalization. There is a need for more restaurants in the historic Broad Street Art Corridor to support the thriving neighborhoods nearby,” stated Julie Hassen.

“When we discovered the building for the restaurant, we thought it was a good opportunity to make an improvement to the area. A restaurant offers the visibility and traffic necessary to bring vibrancy to this block,” said David Hassen.

The Belvidere on Broad is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5 p.m. The restaurant offers an eclectic American menu with world influences using traditional French culinary techniques. Fresh ingredients including organic vegetables and natural meats are used. There are vegetarian and gluten free options, as well as an extensive beer and wine selection.

Contact: Sheila Shepperson, (804) 646-5491