The Insider - Volume 19

next member event

The Melt is a new glass blowing studio + bar serving gourmet grilled cheeses & tacos.  Located in Carytown across from Mellow Mushroom.

This event is next Wednesday, August 29 beginning at 6:30pm at The Melt. Members will receive 15% off their order! This event is open to members & a friend! RSVP now

here's the latest

Take advantage of grand opening specials at the new City Barre opening  in Scott's Addition! Gretchen Stump, RVAx member + Owner at City Barre has been working hard on the final touches as they set to open this weekend.  We're v excited for their monthly events to help mix it up. Our favs? Boos & Brews, Sunday Funday, and CB Book Club plus more! Show your support by dropping in for a class, purchasing a class package, or giving her some major props on social! Congrats Gretchen!!! Stay tuned because there will definitely be a RVAx + City Barre collab in the future! 

Do you remember hearing buzz about Jay Sean (yes, the rapper) opening a restaurant and lounge in RVA? Well this article from Richmond Mag shares the first details about Nama, the restaurant, and Switch, the lounge. Jay Sean partnered with native Richmonder Kunal Shah and Neal Patel. Shah says the place is all about the "experience" - obviously were huge fans of this. Sounds like Nama & Switch are scheduled to open in November.

august giveaway

Ellwood Thompson's is a natural grocery store with a focus on supporting local growers, taking care of our environment, and giving back to the community! This month we're giving away a $150 gift card!  

All members are automatically enrolled in every giveaway and the winner will be announced the last Wednesday of the month!

Did you know you can Adopt-A-Tree in Richmond? If you've been eyeing an empty tree well and wishing there was more greenery in your 'hood, then this is a great program for you! Make a tax-deductible contribution of $50 to the Enrichmond Foundation and in the Spring they will provide you with a small tree to plant. Read more here by the Church Hill People's News!

 Dado is a new home buying app and they're testing the market right here in Richmond! Think of it like Trip Advisor but for houses. As two people who are not originally from the city of Richmond, we particularly like the Neighborhood Spotlights written by locals to help you get a feel for the different neighborhoods! Of course, you can always just reach out to us directly and we'll give you the low down. Interested? Apple users can download the app here. 

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11182 Hopson Rd #2D
Ashland, VA 23005

10% off any tour currently being offered! RVA Tour, The River City Tour, & The Capital Tour. 

Use Code: RVAx

experiences this week

The Moonlight Ride is a great event for adults and kids!  Bike Walk RVA & Virginia Credit Union are teaming up for a bike ride through the Northside of RVA.  There's an 8-mile bike course starting at Sports Backer's Stadium.  After the ride, check out the Agee's Post-Ride party with Sierra Nevada beer and live music!   There's even a tacky light costume contest so dress as ridiculous as possible to bring home some awesome prizes.  Tickets are $35 for Youth and $50 for Adults.  Learn more about the event here.  

Take a second to think about how fortunate we are to live in a city with such AMAZING food options.  The ChefsFeed Indie Week Richmond - Grande Finale Collaboration happens on August 23rd, 24th, & 26th.  24 incredible chefs will be collaborating (including 6 local Richmond chefs) to provide a perfect dinner experience!  Each chef will create one course each with a wine pairing.  The local Richmond chefs are from some of our favorite spots like SaisonNota BenePasture, and Brenner Pass which is where the event is located.  Other chefs are coming for all over including New Orleans, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Austin, Nashville, and many more.  Learn more about this great event here.


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Let our local business partners know you're a member by showing them your RVAx key tag whenever you redeem a member perk in person! Grab yours at the RVAx launch party on Thursday, July 12   6:30PM - 8PM!

Young + Artful 2018: Rock and Roll The Visual Arts Center throws one of the coolest galas every year and it's a great opportunity to snag local art for a steal!  Expect hands-on-art-marking, a silent art auction, live music, tasty food, a fully stocked (*open*) bar,  plus an after party at Postbellum. Tickets are $60 and include food and beverages. Throw on a leather jacket, rip holes in your denim, and skip class with the cool crowd of young Richmond art lovers!

Forever Summer Fest is the annual charity festival hosted by Veil Brewing. This year they're hosting at the VA War Memorial overlooking the city and the James River. The beer lineup features several funky, wild sour beers with 3 oz pours and 100% of the proceeds benefiting ChildSavers. 28 beers from all over the county and world will be served! Check out the event here.

We're building this community together so let us know if you have any questions, thoughts, feedback, tips, or recs!

Experience one new thing every day,

Samantha & Sean