Lelia J.


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Why do you love Richmond?

I love Richmond for its vast history, restaurants, museums, people watching, local businesses, festivals & pretty decent weather...

What’s your favorite thing to do in Richmond?

I like wandering around VMFA, spending too much money in Carytown ( I'm on a first name basis with the For the Love of Chocolate / Bev's Ice Cream crew ), getting lost in Maymont park etc...

What do you do here?

I volunteer at the SPCA, I am a boss kitty calmer & dog walker.

What’s your favorite restaurant?

Mary Angelo's, Sidewalk Cafe, Mama J's, Croaker Spot....NY Deli...Cracker B

What would you tell somebody who has never been to Richmond before?

Get some lemon chess pie, get some peanut butter  pie at Kitchen 64, spend a day in Jackson Ward, check out Maggie Walker's crib....& Babes

What's your favorite store?

Mongrel, Diversity Thrift, 10000 Villages, Bygones, For the Love of Chocolate, Plan 9, World of Mirth

How do you spend your free time?

Watching an embarrassing amount of TV, walks around the neighborhood, dinner parties w/ friends, local bands...

What's your favorite neighborhood?

The Fan / Jackson Ward

How do you describe your community?

Well mannered...fairly friendly....quiet...clean...