Neighborhood News: The Future of Brookland Park Boulevard

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Richmond BizSense recently published an article on Brookland Park Boulevard, the historic retail corridor that happens to be a block away from the Griffin House. While the strip has been largely neglected for the last few years, it doesn’t take too much imagination to see what it’s likely to become—and this article is proof of that. Here’s what the owner of Jackson Ward restaurant Saison had to say:

“We have an interest in that part of town. We believe it’s a really forward-looking neighborhood – there are beautiful homes up there – and a really awesome opportunity in a part of town that we think is very underserved that we have interest in doing business in at some point.”

Between its beautiful architecture, low prices, and plentiful vacant storefronts, Brookland Park is poised to be the next hot spot in Richmond. Some have likened it to Scott’s Addition, while others have compared it Carytown. A few businesses have served the local community for decades, like Northside Hardware and Michaela’s Bakeshop. And now, we’re excited to welcome new businesses like Black Hand Coffee Company, a local tattoo artist, and maybe even some new restaurants.

Brookland Park Boulevard may not be much to look at now, but neighborhood residents can sense the buzz surrounding the street and look forward to the day when we can stroll around the corner for a freshly roasted bag of coffee or dinner with friends. It may happen sooner than we think! Read the full article here.