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Re: “Tiny Bar Session: Daniel Bachman, Jake Fussell and Nathan Bowles

Nate's Bagels will be served

Posted by nathantmathews on 08/20/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Subscription Service Brings Fresh, Local Bagels to Richmond At Last

This is Nate here. Bagel Club pickup is now on Wednesday mornings at Blanchard's and Friday afternoons at Stock. We are sold out of Bagel Club subscriptions for the 1st 2 weeks of August

We will be baking plenty of extra for pickup at Stock Provisions on Fridays 4:30-6:30. And for Tuesday's Birdhouse Farmer's Market. Try to get there early. We usually sell out.

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Posted by nathantmathews on 07/31/2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Subscription Service Brings Fresh, Local Bagels to Richmond At Last

Thank you Brandon for sharing the story of our humble beginnings. I love the write-up! Current events at Nate's Bagels:
1. Bagel Club will move it's morning pickup to Wednesday at Union Market instead of Blanchard's in Scott's Addition.
2. We are hiring full-time or part-time for a baker/entrepreneur.

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Posted by nathantmathews on 07/27/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Capital One Moving into Carytown

I'm a local business owner and I recently looked in Carytown to rent a shop front (looked at the old Dixie Donuts). The rent was too high for me to set up shop there. I have nothing against Cap One and I think it's silly to think people would be less likely to go to Carytown because Cap One is in a corner spot. However, I think it's important to be vocal about national corporations being rent payers in Carytown and in other up and coming spots in Richmond, because Richmond is rising as a city and it's too bad to see local companies priced out of the retail market (or seeing their already thin margins decrease) in favor of a building owner's maximizing their monthly income. When one tenant, then 2 or 3, moves in and pays more than the rest, it ups the ante and realtors and landlords up the rents and asking prices. National firms have far bigger rent budgets than say a startup coffee shop or local toy store. Being someone who has extensively looked throughout the city for retail real estate for 2 businesses in the past year, I think this is a real issue. It's happening in Manchester now (there is news of national food chains moving in and pricing out my favorite restaurant in Manchester), which is sad cause this is an area that was funded on Enterprise grants which is supposed to have the goal of improving the local economy.

Sorry to be such a downer - maybe it's a good problem to have - Richmond is awesome and it would be sad to see it (at least in the retail sense) go in the wrong direction as it grows. I don't have a solution, except for residents to be active in their neighborhood associations. Or for media to be public about these instances. I don't think it's legal or fair to expect a landlord to pass up a good paying tenant under principal alone though.

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Posted by nathantmathews on 05/02/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “City Restaurant Owners Sour on Stone Brewing Deal

I am a 30-something yuppy Richmonder. I enjoy craft beer. I love going to Kuba Kuba. If you're reading comments in a craft beer related article in Style Weekly then you're probably a yuppy too.

I also suffer from upper-middle-class-Richmonder syndrome. The things I love about Richmond are tubing in the James, the music scene, WRIR, etc etc. I forget that there's a world outside of our narrow yuppy upper-middle-class lifestyles. That world includes people from different walks. Right here in Richmond.

I used to keep in touch with an awesome, small church in Highland Park every now and again. This article reminds me that the one way the pastor of that small church wanted to lift his members out of the mire was better jobs. Many of the guys pulled chickens apart at Tyson all day. It paid the bills but they hated it. The hard-working, tough men would quit and go back to the streets just because work was so miserable. I hope development in our poor neighborhoods means a better life for these guys.

I thank Stone for choosing to open shop in the East End and not at Willow Lawn or down the white flight corridor that is W. Broad St. Let's put our money where our Ferguson-related-facebook-posting mouths are.

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Posted by nathantmathews on 12/09/2014 at 9:19 PM

Re: “The Moonbees’ Record Release at Bogart’s in the Fan

Album can be previewed here:

Posted by nathantmathews on 11/13/2013 at 3:18 PM

Re: “From Romania With Love

For anyone looking for a way to listen, the Richmanian Ramblers have a Bandcamp page.

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Posted by nathantmathews on 07/16/2012 at 4:13 PM

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