Showing posts from February 22, 2009

City Celebrates Virginia Hair Grand Opening

The City of Richmond welcomes Virginia Hair, LLC Salon & Spa to the business community with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony today; Friday, February 27 at 4 p.m. Owner Virginia Anderson will open Virginia Hair with assistance through the City of Richmond Department of Economic Development’s Commercial Area Revitalization Effort (CARE) and Enterprise Zone Programs. “I congratulate Virginia Hair as they are opening for business and utilizing the financial incentives offered through the City’s CARE program,” said City Director of Economic Development Carthan Currin. “By providing business assistance through financial and enterprise zone incentives, we are stimulating private investment in the City.” The salon, located at 14 South 15th Street in Historic Shockoe Slip, offers a broad range of services from razor cuts to massages. Grand opening day specials include $10 off coupons to the first 50 customers. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday,

New Beginning of Fiscal Prudence

As a step towards “Building A Better Richmond,” Mayor Dwight C. Jones today made his seventh “New Beginnings” announcement with the issuance of the following statement; “Today I am withdrawing the two appeal lawsuits, Wilder et al. vs. City Council and Wilder et al. vs. School Board and City Council, currently pending in the Supreme Court of Virginia. This is a new beginning in settling City Charter differences in a more constructive and cost-effective manner. “To the extent that there may be ambiguities with the City Charter, we will work in an environment of communication, collaboration and cooperation for resolution. The Charter Review Commission will work to resolve any issues rather than continuing this additional financial burden on City taxpayers. Lawsuits are expensive and should only be used as a last resort. The legal costs associated with this matter have totaled more than $1.1 million to date. “I cannot justify the continued spending of taxpayer dollars and continuance of