Richmond mayor toasts to city’s 116th birthday at The Factory Bar

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Richmond mayor toasts to city's 116th birthday at The Factory Bar
Photo courtesy of Richmond Mayor Tom Butt's Office

Speaking to the city’s rich tradition and bright future, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt helped to celebrate the city’s 116th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 7, at The Factory Bar, which simultaneously celebrated its first birthday.

Mayor Butt described the birthday bash as “a day of great drinks, food from S&K Wings food truck, live music, giveaways and more.” Located at 12517 San Pablo Ave., The Factory Bar is known, in part, for its Richmond-themed cocktails, local brews and community-centric events.

“I led the bar in a game of Richmond trivia and gave out dozens of Richmond polo shirts, wine glasses, and margarita glasses from Richmond’s centennial celebration in 2005,” Mayor Butt said. “We wrapped up our round of trivia with a toast to Richmond and the bar, wishing good fortune for both for years to come.”

Mayor Butt thanked The Factory Bar for hosting the celebrations, wishing the business “even more success in its second year of business.

Richmond incorporated as a city in 1905, when it had a population of 2,150, which ballooned to a population of 7,500 by 1910. For more about the city’s history, go here.

For more information about The Factory Bar, go here.