New RMA Member: Red Eye Cookie Co.

Welcome to the Retail Merchants Association family, Red Eye Cookie Co.!

Late night bakery delivering fresh baked gourmet cookies, hormone-free locally sourced milk, and local artisan coffee to Downtown Richmond.

Fresh baked cookies. Cold milk. Hot coffee. Delivered past midnight.

Kim Leonard Photography

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Sunday – Wednesday : 6pm – 1am
Thursday – Saturday : 6pm – 2am



New RMA Member: Sustainable Technology Institute

Welcome to new RMA member Sustainable Technology Institute! 

We’re so excited to have them as part of the Retail Merchants Association family.

Sustainable Technology Institute (STI) provides a myriad of energy efficiency related services to the central Virginia region.

  • Urban Farm and Training Center
  • Energy Audits
  • Weatherization Work
  • Sustainable Building Consultation and design/build
  • Workforce Training Classes (energy auditing, renewable energy, and urban gardening and aquaponics).

STI prides itself in its holistic view of sustainable energy training and urban revitalization.

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New RMA Member: Oil & Vinegar

Welcome to new RMA member, Oil & Vinegar! 

We’re so excited to have Oil & Vinegar as a new member of Retail Merchants Association.

About Oil & Vinegar. Oil & Vinegar offers a wide range of international food & cooking products in Mediterranean-style surroundings. The focal point of our store is the ‘amphora wall’ which houses international Extra Virgin Olive Oil and vinegars.

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Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe Feeds VCU

Urban Farmhouse's future location is on West Broad Street near the new VCU arts building. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

Photo by Evelyn Rupert.

Urban Farmhouse is opening their fifth location at 800 West Broad Street near Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus.

Richmond Bizsense covered the great news:

Kathleen Richardson, owner, has a 10-year lease for a 1,381 square-foot space on the Broad Street property’s first floor. Kathleen says that she hopes to open the new store before the end of VCU’s spring semester.

Kathleen Richardson

Photo by Evelyn Rupert.

“I think we resonate with sort of that college crowd,” Kathleen said. “They’re really on the forefront of eating local and sustainably grown and all the things we stand for.”

And as has been the case each time she opens a new location, Kathleen said another Urban Farmhouse is already in the works.

“Shortly it will be in another up-and-coming area in Richmond,” she said.

Read the full BizSense article by Michael Thompson here.

Congratulations on the new location and the great mention in Richmond BizSense, Kathleen! 

Fire, Flour & Fork Coming to Richmond

Have you heard the whispers around Richmond about the great new dinning event, Fire, Flour & Fork? It seemed this was a dining event Richmond would never actually see.

Fire Flour & Fork

Until last week.

Here we go Richmond, the website for Fire, Flour & Fork has launched! 

Real Richmond Food Tours has launched this new site with the schedule and line up for the event!

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Anthem Moonlight Ride, Price goes up July 16

More than 950 riders have already registered for the fifth-annual Anthem Moonlight Ride scheduled for Saturday, August 16.

The untimed, family-friendly, Anthem Moonlight Ride starts and finishes at Sports Backers Stadium. It features the “Full Moon” (17-mile) and the “Half Moon” (8-mile) courses, which will both be free of automobile traffic, going through Lakeside, Bryan Park, and the near west end. Prizes from Blue Moon will be awarded for Best Costume and Tackiest Lights. All riders receive a commemorative event T-shirt, a Blue Moon beer or soda, a slice of pizza, and an ice cream treat along with live music from local artists Against Grace.

The adult and youth registration fees are set to increase by $5 on July 16. The price hike will make adult registration $40 and youth registration $20. The increase will take effect on July 15 at 11:59 p.m. Online registration will remain open until August 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Once again, an early packet pick-up option will be available on Friday, August 15 at Sports Backers Stadium. This will take place from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Anthem Moonlight Ride schedule of events:

Friday, August 15

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Packet pick up available at Sports Backers Stadium

Saturday, August 16

                6:00 p.m. – Registration and packet pick-up open

                6:00 p.m. – Vendor village opens

                8:00 p.m. – Anthem Moonlight Ride begins in waves

                9:00 p.m. – Agee’s Post-Ride Party begins

All riders are required to wear a helmet, and bikes must be equipped with a front and rear light. These safety rules will be strictly enforced.

Agee’s will be offering free in-store bicycle safety inspections until Wednesday, August 13. In addition to the inspections, riders participating in the event can receive 10 percent off all parts and labor in the store through August 13. The Agee’s team will be on hand at Moonlight Ride for any sort of bike maintenance such as tire repair.

Walk up registration will be available on event day for $50 (adults) and $25 (youth). For further event details and registration information, visit

Welcome New RMA Member, Barber Martin Agency!

We’re so excited to have Barber Martin Agency as a new member of the Retail Merchants Assocation.


Let’s give them a big RMA welcome!

Barber_Martin_AgencyBarber Martin Agency is a full-service retail advertising agency based in Richmond, VA. Learn about them, their people, their retail experience, and their obsession - results


We’re so excited to have ART WORKS as a new member of Retail Merchants Association.

Meet the co-owners Paula and Glenda:

Paula Demmert, Co-owner                    Glenda Kotchish, Co-owner

We opened Art Works in 2003 to serve the artists of Richmond by providing a place to make, exhibit and sell artwork.  Our vision has been realized , grown and is always renewing itself as we’ve become an integral part of the community.  We have ties with Easter Seals UCP,  the Richmond SPCA,  Earth Day Richmond Festival, Richmond high school arts programs and more.

Let’s give them a big RMA welcome!

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