Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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BlackFinn and State Fair sold, Justin French auctions + more.

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

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-2 BlackFinn Restaurant and Saloon announces its Richmond closure pending a sale. The news rattles the local nightlife industry, with several bar historians likening its impact to the Great Skank Rebellion of '89 and the Blue Motorcycle Uprising of '93.

+4 The property of the State Fair of Virginia is sold to a Tennessee fair producer for $5.35 million, with the new owner promising to resurrect the financially struggling fair in the fall. The good news: some really good fried stuff. The bad news: tickets will be $500.

-1 Richmond police say they're seeking a man who burglarized a Broad Street ABC store, making off with seven bottles of liquor. Now we're starting to doubt the legitimacy of our Seagram's transaction under the bridge the other night.

+2 Sent to prison for a fraudulent scheme involving historic tax credits, developer Justin French must see more than 60 pieces of jewelry, art and furniture auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals. Buyer beware: That Rolex comes scented with Eau de Douchebag.

+7 Locals turn up the barbecuing, pull on the bathing suits and kick back for the long Memorial Day weekend. There's no surer sign of a good-time Richmond summer than empty PBR cans floating down the James River.

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