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3/2/22

Find Your New Favorite Shop and Restaurant in 2022

Be the first to learn about, try and visit Richmond's newest restaurants, stores, galleries, brands and more when you explore these small businesses in downtown RVA!

10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

1. Birdie's

305 W. Broad Street

Serving as a café by day and oyster & wine bar by night, Birdie's homemade pastries and craft coffee in the mornings and raw bar in the evenings make it the perfect place to start and end your day in downtown RVA.

Neighborhood: Arts District

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 8AM-4PM; Wednesday and Thursday, 8AM-11PM; Friday and Saturday, 9AM-12AM (Closed Sundays)

Find more information about Birdie's here!
New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

2. Cafe Beignet RVA

3 N. 17th Street

This popular food truck is going brick-and-mortar and opening a storefront along the popular 17th Street Market strip of restaurants and shops. On top of baking their signature beignets, Cafe Beignet RVA has plans to expand their menu to lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch with Cajun-style dishes like red beans and rice, gumbo and more.

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Coming Soon: April 2022

Find more information about Cafe Beignet here!
New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

3. Capitol Vintage

616 E. Franklin Street

Downtown Richmond has another shop to thrift and find hidden gems at Capitol Vintage, where you'll find vintage decor, clothing, furniture and more.

Neighborhood: Financial District

Hours: Monday and Friday, 12-6PM; Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-5PM (Closed Tuesday thru Thursday)

Find more information about Capitol Vintage here!
New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

4. Charged Up

106 W. Broad Street

Celebrating its first flagship store, Charged Up is a hybrid lifestyle and entertainment brand bringing original merchandise, music and more to Broad Street.

Neighborhood: Arts District

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11AM-6PM (Closed Sundays and Monday)

Find more information about Charged Up here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

5. Copeland Studio

16 W. Broad Street

An interior design and visual arts space, Copeland Studio offers a collection of furniture, textiles and artworks while also specializing in curation, custom designs and creative collaborations.

Neighborhood: Arts District

Hours: Open by Appointment and RVA First Fridays

Find more information about Copeland Studio here!
New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

6. The Deuce

119 E. Leigh Street

Nestled in the heart of Jackson Ward, The Deuce is a premier jazz lounge offering live music, cigars, cocktails, patio seating and more.

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

Hours: Thursdays, 5-11PM; Fridays and Saturday, 5PM-12AM (Closed Sunday thru Wednesday)

Find more information about The Deuce here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

7. Fall Line Kitchen & Bar

500 E. Broad Street

Located within downtown's Richmond Marriott, Fall Line Kitchen & Bar is serving up coastal dishes, your favorite comfort foods and weekday happy hour food and drink specials from 5PM to 7PM (don't forget about the complimentary valet service).

Neighborhood: Financial District

Hours: Sunday thru Thursday, 5-10PM; Friday and Saturday, 5-11PM

Find more information about Fall Line here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

8. Hound Paint Co.

215 W. 7th Street

Looking for locally made paint you can feel good about? Hound Paint Co. makes paint shopping easy with their high-pigmented, hand-crafted premium paint products. Hound Paint Co. is a one-stop paint shop with made-to-last, eco-friendly paints you can find at their storefront, purchase online and pick-up curbside.

Neighborhood: Manchester

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-6PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)

Find more information about Hound Paint Co. here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

9. Island Shrimp Co.

11 Orleans Street

Enjoy the island vibes and tropical paradise aesthetic of Island Shrimp Co. along downtown Richmond's riverfront for dinner with a view.

Neighborhood: Rocketts Landing

Coming Soon: Opening March 2022

Find more information about Island Shrimp Co. here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

10. JewFro

1721 E. Franklin Street

Brought to you by the owners of RVA favorite, Soul Taco, Jew Fro blends together African and Jewish cuisine to educate your palate and add fire to your soul with dishes like the Deconstructed Matzo Ball Kedjenou Plate and Ghanaian Peanut Soup with Morrocan Lamb Kreplach.

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday, 11:30AM-10PM (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays)

Find more information about JewFro here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

11. Jubilee

1303 Hull Street

Jubilee, a beloved term throughout the Black community meaning "celebration," comes from the owners of downtown's own, Lillie Pearl, and plans to continue their recipe for success by incorporating New American dishes that are highlighted by Southern ingredients and global influences.

Neighborhood: Manchester

Coming Soon: Spring 2022

Find more information about Jubilee here!
New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

12. Kismet Studio

202 W. Broad Street

At Kismet, you'll find items curated with the intention to help you find peace and a little magic in your everyday life, art and books to inspire you and a space for makers, artists and authors of Asian heritage to showcase their work.

Neighborhood: Arts District

Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, 11AM-4PM (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Find more information about Kismet Studio here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

13. Suzy Sno

317A N. 2nd Street

This NOLA-inspired sno-ball shop comes from Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets owner and recent Ben & Jerry's Clash of the Cones champion, Rabia Kamara and partners, offers 60 housemade organic syrups and is the perfect pick for those looking for a sweet treat that’s vegan, gluten-free and delicious.

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

Hours: Friday thru Sunday, 1-7PM

Find more information about Suzy Sno here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

14. Thai Studio Restaurant

516 N. 2nd Street

Authentic Thai food is what you'll find at Thai Studio Restaurant with classic dishes and familiar favorites like Drunken Noodles, Pad See Ew, Duck Noodle Soup and more.

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 11AM-3PM and 5-9:30PM; Friday and Saturday, 11AM-3PM and 5-10PM; Sunday, 12-9:30PM

(Closed Tuesdays)

Find more information about Thai Studio here!
10 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

15. The Book Bar RVA

1311 E. Main Street

The Book Bar is a Black- and Woman-owned bookstore that will provide customers and readers with an experience and space that centers Black, indigenous and other people-of-color authors. Not to mention, a bar that sells wine by the bottle, events like tastings and author events, services like quarterly book subscription boxes, programming like the Book Bar Book Club and more.

Neighborhood: Financial District/Shockoe Slip

Hours: Wednesday thru Friday, 11AM-6:30PM; Saturday, 11AM-5PM; Sunday, 11AM-4PM (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Find more information about RVA Book Bar here!
11 New Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Richmond

16. Wick & Sip Candle Lounge

1321 1/2 E. Main Street

At this DIY bar, custom candle creations are made for you by you! Pick your vessel, choose your favorite scent and enjoy complimentary wine with your candlemaking experience. Come alone, buy tickets with a friend, do a date night or book an entire party and treat yourself to a Wick & Sip day.

Neighborhood: Financial District/Shockoe Slip

Hours: Reservations are available Wednesday thru Sunday

Find more information about Wick & Sip RVA here!