Entertainment venue The Park at RVA opens in Diamond District
The 55,000 square-foot venue includes food, drink and entertainment options
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Park at RVA, a new food, drink and entertainment venue in the Diamond District, opened for business on Wednesday afternoon.
The venue is owned by a group of investors led by Basim Mansour, president of HVAC company Michael and Son.
Orcun Turkay, manager of the Park at RVA, took NBC12 on a tour of the new facility before the grand opening.
“It means a lot,” Turkay said. “It’s been hard at work in the past two years working on this project.”
The $8 million project includes a 60-foot main bar, 18 duckpin bowling lanes, virtual golf bays, mini golf, an indoor beer garden and a food hall.
Within the space, Turkay said there will be live music and a D.J. There’s also an auditorium with 247 seats Turkay said would be used for a comedy club and meeting space.
“There’s something for everyone, definitely,” Turkay said.
The vision for this multi-million project was developed two years ago.
“After COVID, this place got vacated because it was a call center. That’s what triggered the whole thing. The space became empty, and then our main partner, Basim, wanted to reutilize this space in a different way,” Turkay told NBC12.
Turkay said he’s grateful the idea for the space became a reality
“Being able to staff almost 100 employees with us and hopefully more and more to come,” he said. “It’s been a blessing for us.”
Turkay is also grateful to have the Park at RVA within a growing part of the River City.
“We’re fortunate to be in that neighborhood that city has a lot of plans for, and then we’re excited to see the entire Diamond District come together within the next couple of years, so we’re very excited about that,” he said.
The Park at RVA will be open Wednesday through Sunday at the times below:
- Wednesday and Thursday: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
- Friday: 4-2 a.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.- 2 a.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
The Park at RVA said guests of all ages are welcome before 7 p.m., after which patrons must be 21 and over.
The address for the Park at RVA is 2601 Durham Street, Richmond, VA 23220.
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