JessOfRVA 
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Re: “Jason Mraz's Wedding Piques Interest in Hanover Reception Site

I can't speak for JW, but I think you're just looking for a reason to feel slighted, Todd.

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Posted by JessOfRVA on 11/04/2015 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Standing Ovations

With Patrick Henry Park only right around the corner, I've found many visitors making the half-a-block walk to picnic on their food. It's a shame that city code prevent Dog & Pig from offering seating--even a few club chairs and cafe tables would be welcome.

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Posted by JessOfRVA on 04/29/2015 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Buzzy Bows Out

Buzzy's isn't closing though--CHAT's keeping it open.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JessOfRVA on 12/04/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Reality Check

Also worth mentioning: Short Pump does not have a bus stop anywhere near it, another missed chance for people to bus in for many of the retail employment opportunities.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JessOfRVA on 03/19/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Double Play

So the reason why the current stadium is usually only half full, save for July 4th, is due to the facilities? It's not a lack of interest in baseball. Can't possibly be that.

Instead of focusing on something that a small percentage of people are interested in, why not use funds to renovate the Coliseum? Talk about something that holds Richmond back--a major venue that is crossed off many lists for big events and performers due to how outdated its facilities are. And these events and performers would certainly appeal to a much larger crowd that a minor league baseball team.

I'm so sick of Richmond trying to force the baseball stadium issue. Not enough people want it! Aren't our energies better directed elsewhere?

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Posted by JessOfRVA on 11/08/2013 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Changing Appetites

I live in Church Hill and I don't own a car. It's all well and good that there's attention being paid to urban-agriculture, but not everyone has yards or access to them. Not everyone can physically participate in a community garden either. But you know what would help? Markets. Not fancy markets for wine and cheese--something the southern part of the Church Hill neighborhood keeps asking for. But a real market with fresh fruits, veggies, bread, milk, eggs, etc. and not priced in a way designed to screw over those who have limited transportation access--like most of our neighborhood corner stores.

I appreciate that people's tastebuds need to change, as do their habits, in order to get people eating fresh, good food. I understand that the city has made some noise to grocery stores lines, trying to get them to open up in the area. I get that there's the Fresh Market down on Main St. I like that people are trying their hands at gardening. But it's hard to inspire change when access is limited or when maybe the only decent meal you get (if you're a kid) at school lunch isn't that healthy either. It's hard to appreciate the city's 'overtures' when the closest store on a busline is several miles away. Having something nearby sometimes isn't close enough--carrying a week's worth of groceries up the Hill, through the neighborhoods for a couple miles isn't easily done alone. And urban farmers? I'm glad you've got a house with a yard and enough know how to garden, but not everyone does.

Access to a grocery store shouldn't be a privilege. Anyone who doesn't live in a food desert--unless you are without a car--doesn't get it.

To those who would suggest people are just being lazy or difficult, I suggest you try walking to the grocery store and carrying all of them home in the middle of a hot day or cold night. Maybe try to take a route that's a little less safe. Then you'll have a tiny idea of what this is like.

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Posted by JessOfRVA on 09/18/2013 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Short Order

Apparently The Phoenician closed its doors on this past Saturday too.

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Posted by JessOfRVA on 08/14/2013 at 1:31 PM

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