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Last Updated: 2014-03-04


You'll be surprised at the variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and food stores in this nine-block shopping area that extends from the Boulevard to the RMA beltline just west of the Fan District. There are more than 250 stores and professional offices lining both sides of the one-way street, in shopping courts, alleys and along side streets. There are more than 25 places to eat, so you can stop for lunch or refreshments if you get tired.

The Byrd Theatre, a national historic landmark, is located here and still operates as a movie and entertainment theater.

You may also want to visit the annual Carytown Watermelon Festival in August, when the merchants association sponsors a weekend street party with special activities. Parking is available along Cary Street, side streets or at free parking decks -- one at Crenshaw and Dooley and one at Sheppard and Colonial.

Shop hours vary. Most of the stores are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Some stay open later depending on the season, and a few stores are also open on Sunday.

The Shops of Libbie and Grove "On the Avenues"

Located at Libbie and Grove Avenues, this charming shopping area in the West End might remind you of an exclusive boutique area in a small resort town. About 45 specialty shops and restaurants line both sides of the street in one- and two-story buildings and Victorian-style homes with awnings, friendly porches and sidewalk cafes. Shops begin on Libbie Avenue about two blocks of Grove Avenue and continue on Grove Avenue for a block or two on either side of the intersection.

Walk a block in any direction and you'll find a variety of specialty shops offering women's fashions, jewelry, baskets and plants, fabrics, antiques, home fashion accessories, gifts, country crafts and decorative items, art galleries, children's clothing, books and more. Local merchants own the shops, so you'll enjoy personalized service and attention.

Combine your shopping with lunch, or visit the avenues in the evening for a movie at the Westhampton Theatre.

Free parking is available along the streets or in parking lots behind the shops -- use the entrance from Libbie Avenue or on Maple Avenue. Store hours range between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

River Road Shopping Center

Located at 6200 River Road and Huguenot Road, where West Cary Street meets River Road and north of the Huguenot Bridge. If you're looking for designer fashions for women - this shopping center is just the place for you.

Shop hours vary, but most are open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Some shops stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

River Road II

Located across Huguenot Road from the River Road Shopping Center, this upscale shopping area features Chico's, Richey & Co. Shoes, Pink Palm and much more.

Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom

Located downtown, at Cary Street from 10th to 13th Streets Map It, historic Shockoe Slip offers cobblestone streets, restaurants, hotels, boutiques, art galleries, antiques shops and clothing stores in a quaint three-block area of Cary Street known for its renovated tobacco buildings and warehouses. Shockoe Slip has also earned a reputation for having excellent restaurants and clubs with live music, comedy and dancing.

On street parking is limited, but there are several parking lots around the area within easy walking distance. Most of the stores open at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and stay open until 5 or 6 p.m. Some stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights, and a few stores are open on Sunday.

Stony Point Fashion Park

Located at 9200 Stony Point Pky. Map It, Stony Point Fashion Park's eclectic merchandise mix and intimate, park-like setting will be like nothing else in the area today. With anchors Saks Fifth Avenue, Dick's Sporting Goods and Dillard's and up to 90 specialty stores and full-service restaurants -- many new to the Richmond area -- Stony Point Fashion Park will deliver food, fashion, fun and convenience to sophisticated Richmond residents and visitors.

Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Department store and restaurant hours may vary. For more information, call (804)560-SHOP.

The Shops at Stratford Hills

Located at Forest Hills Avenue and Huguenot Road, this strip shopping center is anchored by Target and a Martins' Grocery Store. The shopping center offers about 40 interesting shops including Vinny's Italian Grill, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, O' Charley's, and much more.

Most stores are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A few of the stores are open on Sunday.

Contact Information:

Office of the Press Secretary
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 201
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-7985
Fax: (804)646-5945

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