News from Shockoe Bottom:

  • Papa Ningo is moving next door to its current location at 1703 East Franklin Street, into a bigger space that will include a dance floor.
  • Deuces Wild will be opening as a dueling piano bar at the former Moondance space on 17th Street.
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) will be opening in the old Tonic Thai space at
    14 North 18th Street. It will be a club that features DJs that not only
    spin music, but do the same with videos. It’s something that’s big in
    NYC, Las Vegas, etc.*
  • The space at the corner
    of 18th and Main is being fully renovated and will be opening under the
    name "Goodfellas".

Keep your eye on Shockoe Bottom.  There are a lot of good things going on down there that will help increase the visibility and the viability of the area.

*Tonic Thai was sold by yours truly.  (I can’t let the opportunity for a little self-promotion pass by entirely.)