10 Arts District tenants receive state grants

Venture Richmond awarded $10,000 to ten different businesses that opened between Jan. 1 and May 15, 2022.

Broad Street facing east is seen from the middle of the street.

A variety of businesses line Broad Street east of Belvidere.

Photo by RICtoday

Ten new storefronts on Broad Street have been selected to receive $10,000 each. The money comes from Venture Richmond by way of the VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development.

Announced in January, the grants were intended to recruit new tenants to fill vacancies along Broad. As long as businesses had a verified one-year minimum lease for street-level space between Belvidere + Fifth Streets and met a few other requirements, they could apply.

Here are the new businesses lining Broad you can check out today. Bonus: We made an interactive map if you want to plot a day to visit them all.

Birth in Color RVA, 115 E. Broad St. | Trains doulas and raises awareness around maternal health + reproductive justice.

Charged Up, 106 W. Broad St. | A clothing boutique + entertainment company.

Jolene, 211 W. Broad St. | Collects and curates handmade objects and décor.

Lavender Social Club, 414 W. Broad St. | Experienced hairdressers work as a creative team at this gratuity-free salon.

MyselfiesRVA, 10-12 W. Broad St. | A photo art gallery + event space.

Nurturing Minds Inc., 420 W. Broad St. | Provides affordable resources to encourage youth development.

Rushing Blooms, 18 W. Broad St. | Sells bouquets + wreaths of locally-sourced dried flowers.

RVA Hair Warehouse, 102 W. Broad St. | A hair boutique with extensions, weaves, and wigs.

Sarah’s Den, 24 E. Broad St. | Serves youth + families with its Unique Resource Center and thrift store.

Taylor’s Barbershop, 115 W. Broad St. | A barbershop with an upbeat atmosphere + over a decade of experience.

Hear from each of the business owners by reading the Venture Richmond announcement.

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