This is a little outside of the Richmond-metro area, but once I saw this post by the Washington Post's GOGBlog (Going Out Gurus), I felt the need to share.  Fritz Hahn has put together a great list of the new bars that are already slated for opening in 2009 in the District.

There is a lot of action here in Richmond, too.  I'll be sure to share the news once the owners of each establishment give me the green light to make it public.

There may be hard times overall, but there are still entrepreneurs willing to take a chance to see their dreams come to life!  If you have the money and the drive to succeed, there are a lot of opportunities and great deals for the savvy owner.