Sarah King News Editor Austin Walker Staff Writer At VCU’s Pauley Heart Center, the month of February signifies more than mentally preparing for the check-out […]
Richmond is two cities: one comprised of everything VCU has purchased and drenched in black and gold, then the rest of it. The few areas of Richmond that have not been taken over by the university are mostly poor and black.
The revitalization efforts taken by VCU will greatly benefit the city — if they’re ever finished.
The news that Wal-Mart would be introducing a smaller version of its chain store, called “Wal-Mart On Campus,” illustrates the contentious nature of real estate in Richmond: While the possibility of low prices and walking distance convenience are alluring, there’s a vocal opposition, myself included, toward yet another corporate chain being introduced into an area sacred to some.
With all the buzz surrounding Richmond mayor Dwight Jones’ recent proposal to build a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom, you would think a major league team is coming to town.