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Two months after marrying, Richmond couple launches food biz

Philip and Kim Mitchell got married in November. But things really started cookin' two months later. Right after tying the knot, the couple launched their first business, Kim's Louisiana Fried Turkey & Stuff. Perhaps launching a...

Hotel Mac serves up a ‘Lazy Afternoon’

by Zach Chouteau It was certainly a 'Lazy Afternoon' at the Hotel Mac. Recently, barkeep Ian Gambeta-Guglielmana displayed some of his mixology skills by making one of Hotel Mac's signature cocktails, 'Lazy Afternoon.' The Hotel Mac (
Camp Quest still a Richmond destination after more than 50 years

Camp Quest remains Richmond destination after five decades

By Mike Kinney We popped by Camp Quest at 12605 San Pablo Ave. the other day for a bit of a history lesson. After all, the trucks and RVs accessories shop has been at the same...
Homegrown Curbside Kitchen serves up Filipino flavors American-style

Homegrown Curbside Kitchen serves up Filipino flavors American-style

Even before Russell Lozano became a chef, the pairing of Filipino and American food seemed obvious. Lozano had sought to unite the traditional ingredients and flavors his mother had used with what was being served...
Small Biz Boost: The Vacuum Store

Small Biz Boost: The Vacuum Shop

Hosts of holiday dinners may need new or repaired vacuum cleaners come January -- thankfully, such services are well covered by a Richmond small business. Since 1950, the Vacuum Shop has provided new and used...

Richmond business literally finds its wings

In Richmond, some of the hottest food spots can be found in unlikely places. Locals have been lining up inside a gas station food mart at 575-23rd St. (intersection of 23rd St. & Roosevelt Ave.)...

Longtime Richmond auto repair shop owner offers advice on sustainability

A successful business thrives during economic booms but survives the downturns. And so it's safe to say Isidro Magallanes, who opened up Richmond's Magallanes Auto Repair at 221 6th St. with his late brother in...

Richmond’s resilient Snapper Seafood nears 25 years in business

Late Friday morning, Jabari Muhammad had his hands full. While balancing answering a procession of phone calls, he managed to attend to a healthy line of customers at Snapper Seafood at 1501 Ohio Ave. The...

Small Biz Boost: Lucky Handicrafts

It may be your first time hearing this, but one of the hottest spots for do-it-yourself jewelry is right here in Richmond. For more than 10 years, Lucky Handicrafts Co. has provided Richmond-area residents with...

Cassandra Simmons is as sweet as her pies

Anyone who has tried Cassandra Simmons' Southern-inspired pies -- particularly the lemon meringue -- should extend their gratitude to the culinary arts school at Contra Costa College, where she graduated in the mid-1980s. Still, no...

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Richmond event aims to connect young people to volunteer opportunities

In honor of National Volunteer Week, a Young Adult Leadership Bootcamp will be held in Richmond this Saturday for residents between ages 16-24. The free...
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Richmond Promise to hold student-led college fair May 4

Richmond Promise to hold student-led college fair May 4

At Lovonya DeJean Middle School on Thursday, May 4, a unique college fair will have 9th graders at Kennedy High presenting their research on over...