Shockoe Bottom to host event on its future

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The mayor may have a strategy to revamp the downtown Shockoe area, but business owners, artists, and neighbors in the bottom and the slip are already working to make it a destination area.

They are even kicking off an event this Saturday called, "The Shockoe Design Day." It will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at South 14th and Virginia Streets.

The idea is to promote local and national businesses as well as the growing arts community.

This weekend's event will be at the Canal Walk's turning basin and will include music, food, designer presentations on the future of the area.

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