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ALDI opening new store in Midlothian

Grocery store chain, ALDI, will be opening a new location in Midlothian on Thursday, Oct. 24.

  Queen Latifah speaks at Women’s Achieve Summit, says to ‘embrace the future’

  Fashion show aims to fight mental health, suicide

  Toys R Us teams up with Target for online holiday sales

  Food hall with taproom, 3 bars coming to Scott’s Addition

  Richmond startup named one of the best companies in America

College students to protest Starbucks vegan milk fee

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  Ukrop’s food fans get ready: West End food hall approved

  Two Richmond-area Wegmans stores to eliminate plastic bags

Va. winemakers calling 2019 the best harvest for grapes in years

Best Buy hosting hiring fairs for holiday workers

  The McRib is back for a limited time

Blue Bell’s ‘Spiced Pumpkin Pecan’ ice cream flavor returns

  4th Annual Artober returns with new palette of art, culture

It’s the start of a month-long celebration. October 1 kicks off Richmond’s 4th annual Artober.

Whiskey ‘enhanced’ by Metallica music now at Virginia ABC

A full list of the new products can be seen on the Virginia ABC website.

  Former VCU student creates clothing company to promote body positivity

Former VCU student Emma Manis, who overcame anorexia, is looking to promote body positivity with her new clothing company Evolve.

Dozens of employers to be on hand at job fair for veterans

The fair, which includes more than 40 employers, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Restaurant openings bring dozens of jobs to Chesterfield

  Firearms expert says Colt’s decision to suspend production of AR-15 is about money

Walgreens, Google affiliate to test drone deliveries

Pharmaceutical company bringing 200 jobs to Henrico

Virginia airports receive $23M in funding for improvements

Amtrak celebrates 10th anniversary in Va. with $10 tickets

Kohl’s hiring more than 270 seasonal positions in Richmond area

Kohl’s is hiring more than 270 seasonal positions for its Richmond area stores.

Postal Service hiring for the holidays in Richmond

The Postal Service in Richmond if hiring more workers for the holidays

  Bon Air restaurant raises money for Hurricane Dorian relief

“I’m going to try to sell a lot more than I’ve ever sold before. I’m a little motivated to make sure we get the numbers up for them out there."

Hardywood’s Ginger Bread Stout: The Complete Set go on sale September 23

The coveted Hardywood brew makes its annual debut on November 2nd.

Belle Isle Moonshine releasing canned cocktails in Virginia

Belle Isle Canned Cocktails are premium, ready-to-drink cocktails made with Belle Isle Moonshine, real and all-natural juices, and a burst of bubbles.

  Fire shuts down beloved Carytown restaurant

“We’ve had hurricanes. We’ve had power outages, but nothing as devastating as this."

Live Well Financial’s former CEO charged with bank fraud

Michael Hild, 44, of Richmond, faces charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud.

Regulators say Dominion’s profits $277 million too high

The State Corporation Commission said in a report that Dominion Energy's planned capital investments over the next five years could increase residential customers' bill by 26 percent.

  'Everything was torn to pieces’: Bottoms Up pizza a literal mark of Gaston recovery

Many storefronts weren’t able to recover, but Bottoms Up Pizza survived one of the biggest disasters the city has ever encountered.

  Tiny Textures Salon opens just for kids

For families searching for a hair salon just for children, Tiny Textures Salon in Chesterfield is hoping to offer a comfortable and safe environment.

  Deli restaurant in Northside jumps in on ‘chicken war’ while getting customers to vote

Local deli restaurant Nomad Deli is joining the war saying they have the best chicken sandwich in Richmond.

Sugar Shack apologizes after video shows employee spitting on donuts

Sugar Shack posted to its Facebook on Monday saying it was “horrified” and said the video was posted after the employee’s last shift at the store.

Target teams up with Disney to open shops

Target is hoping to bring the magic of characters like Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by creating permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall.

Dominion Energy offering free refrigerator recycling

Dominion says replacing old, inefficient refrigerators could lead to a yearly savings of up to $150.

  Hopewell City Council votes to burn down ‘Colonial Corner’ shopping center

Tuesday, Hopewell City Council voted unanimously to demolish the crumbling Colonial Corner shopping center as part of a controlled training exercise that will be conducted by the city fire department.

GRTC names new CEO

GRTC has named a new CEO after a year-long search.

  Non-profit in Ashland offers therapeutic horseback riding for cancer patients, survivors

In Ashland, there’s a new type of “therapy” being used to help cancer patients and survivors, and no medication or chemo is involved.

  Glen Allen dentist writes book to help ease children’s fears

Getting anyone excited for the dentist can be a difficult task but for a child it can be their worst fear.

  Free Store for VCU students, faculty to open in August

At the start of the fall semester, VCU is opening the Free Store. which will allow members of the VCU community to donate or take home free stuff.

Peebles locations in Richmond area to become Gordmans stores

Peebles locations in the Richmond area are set to be converted to Gordmans stores in early 2020.

Topgolf Richmond to hire more than 400 people

The event will feature group activities, panel interviews, one-on-one and conversations with leadership.

Virginia ABC has record-breaking year with $1 billion in revenue

The record-breaking revenue was up more than $71 million from the previous year in fiscal year 2019.

  Horse racing officially returns to Colonial Downs

“The anticipation had been building, and people can’t wait."

Duck Donuts closes Willow Lawn location

The company announced the closing Monday on its Facebook page.

Regulators partially deny Dominion request for bill hike

Regulators rejected Dominion Energy's request to make its customers pay for long-term upgrades at power plants the company knew had a short working life.

Wegmans wheels in new shopping carts for families with special needs

The Firefly GoTo Shopping cart is made for children ages 2 – 8 (or up to 77 pounds) who need extra upper-body and head support.

Live horse racing returning to Virginia after 5-year absence

Live horse racing is returning to Virginia after a 5-year absence

Asking for cash back at checkout? Kroger now charging a fee

Customers will not be able to withdraw more than $300 at checkout.

  Slot-like gaming machines generate legal debate in Va.

Despite how they look, the company that owns the machine emphasizes that they are not games of chance.

  Armed Forces to employers: Hire a veteran

“I remember what it was like when my father got out of the military. That was difficult for him getting a job initially. For me, had a little bit of anxiety as far as getting back into the real workplace."

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

According to Target’s website, the full princess carriage and pirate ship collection are set to be released on Aug. 22.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

Va. potato prices increase as much as 120%

If 2019 is anything like 2018, just under half of the state’s potatoes will go toward “chipstock,” in a continuation of Virginians’ long love affair with the potato chip.

Kohl’s hiring at Richmond area stores

Major retailer Kohl’s announced it will be hiring early seasonal positions across the country, including three locations around the Richmond area.

Amazon bringing new facility, dozens of new jobs to Richmond

The new project will add 150 jobs to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees in Virginia.

  Petersburg non-profit helps residents beat heatwave

In Petersburg ahead of this week's approaching heatwave, community group Young Entrepreneur Association worked to make sure neighbors stay cool by giving away 24 free fans!

Rosie’s celebrating grand opening with free concerts, giveaways

If you haven’t been to Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond yet, now is the time to go check it out!

IKEA to close Danville plant, putting 300 people out of work

The plant opened in 2008 and will moving its production to Europe.

  Inflatable ninja obstacle course opens in Short Pump

Boomerang Air Sports unveiled their newest inflatable obstacle course.

Virginia named top state for business

Virginia ranked first overall and first in workforce and education.

Loving’s Produce closes after more than 70 years in Richmond

The store opened in 1945 and has been family owned ever since, operating in various locations in Richmond

  Amazon shoppers can now return orders at Kohl’s

Koh'ls says that customers can bring in the items with no box or a shipping label, all for free.

Free Slurpee on 7-11 day at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven stores across the country are celebrating it’s 92nd birthday by offering anyone a free small Slurpee on July 11th.

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Willow Lawn closes

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Willow Lawn closes.

  Soul Taco ranked best Taco spot in Virginia

Soul Taco is the newly ranked number 1 taco restaurant in Virginia by msn.com.

  Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Richmond location opens

Soon, Richmonders won’t have to head to New Kent County to get their casino fix.

  Bar owners hope ‘happy hour law’ will attract new customers

Under the new law, business owners have more freedoms when it comes to advertising happy hour, including promoting its pricing.

  Bridal shop owner praises community for helping her cover medical expenses

A Church Hill woman fighting an auto-immune disease is overwhelmed with joy after the community stepped in to help cover her medical bills.

  Virginia’s first 30-foot multi-level go-kart track is now open

Fun Land opened the state’s first multi-level go-kart track.

Regulators warn of higher Dominion rates

The State Corporation Commission gave final approval to Dominion Energy's roadmap for future capital investments

  Non-profit serving children with autism searches for new home

With Ukrop's plans for a food hall at the Bon Air Baptist Church's Village Campus, that means the Richmond Autism Integration Network (R.A.I.N.) will have to find a new home.

JCPenney hiring 485 employees throughout Virginia

JCPenney is hiring for seasonal associate positions throughout the state of Va.

Walmart to accept SNAP payment for grocery pick-up

To pay with SNAP benefits or EBT card, customers choose that option during checkout while making orders online.

Virginia ABC stores offering 20% discount on select products

Customers and restaurants “will be limited to purchases of three bottles per product per day.”

Richmond named a top 10 city for lawyers

The city of Richmond has 16% more jobs for lawyers compared to the national average, according to a recent study.

Walmart near VCU closing July 12

The store located at 912 Grace Street near the VCU campus opened April 29, 2015.

  Richmond-based app helps parents raise children with autism

There’s now an app that allows you to better understand your child with Autism. The App “Answers now” allows parents to talk with a live certified clinician regarding their child’s needs.

  New app claims to be ‘Uber’ of lawn care

You list your home, and lawn care professionals offer to work on your property. You pick the winning company and the price.