Video further explains fundraiser to bring Home of Chicken and Waffles to downtown Richmond

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Launch party for build-out of restaurant space at Richmond BART set for next week
Home of Chicken and Waffles owner Derreck Johnson stands with RMSI Executive Director Amanda Elliott in front of the retail space at Macdonald and 16th where Johnson wants to open a third location.

As we told you last week, the group tasked with revitalizing downtown Richmond is set to launch an Indegogo campaign to raise funds in order to bring family-style restaurant Home of Chicken and Waffles to downtown Richmond.

The restaurant’s owner, Derreck Johnson, wants to open his third location in the vast BART parking garage retail space at Macdonald Avenue at 16th Street. Funds raised from the soon-to-be-launched Indegogo fundraiser will help build out about 10,000 square feet of never-before-used space so that tenants can move in,  according to Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), the nonprofit spearheading a City Council-approved effort to improve downtown. A cafe is envisioned to join Home of Chicken and Waffles in the space.

Check out a YouTube video released on Monday that explains RMSI’s vision for the space and for downtown in general:

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