Mandy Canfield

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Why Do You Love Richmond?

There is so much to do! I am extremely active and love to be always doing something. From going to a Squirrels baseball game to paddleboarding on the James River to walking around Bryan Park with my wife and 2 girls, RVA has so much to offer.

What’s Your Favorite Thing To Do In Richmond?

Spending time outdoors.  RVA is very unique in that it's the only city with urban white water.  So you can experience Class IV rapids while looking up at office buildings.  That's pretty crazy!

What Do You Do Here?

I am a wedding officiant at Ceremonies by Mandy.

What’s Your Favorite Restaurant? 

 Buz & Neds is FANTASTIC!  Now the next place I love gets a lot of laughs until you experience it for the first time... Arby's.  The Arby's in RVA is completely different then any other Arby's across the country.  Check it out for yourself!

What Would You Tell Somebody Who Has Never Been To Richmond Before?

Richmond is fantastic! There is so much to do locally but if you get bored you can drive 1.5 hours west and be in the mountains, drive 2 hours north and be in DC, and drive 2 hours southeast and be at the beach

What's Your Favorite Store?

Agee's.

How do you spend your free time?

I really enjoy spending time outdoors with my kids. Visiting the ARC Park is a must so the kids can play. We very much enjoy biking on the Capital Trail because not only is it paved but the scenery is beautiful. We also like spending time near the river so we can explore nature and/or go kayaking.

What's Your Favorite Neighborhood?

Bryan Park. 

How Do You Describe Your Community?

Diverse and accepting. 

Anything Else You Would Like To Add?

I would recommend Richmond to EVERY one!

Dominic Finney

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Why do you love Richmond?

Richmond is big enough and small enough at the same time. I love that there is more of a focus on local businesses. I love the growth that is happening in Richmond; it is very exciting!

What’s your favorite thing to do in Richmond?

I love going out to new restaurants or trying new dishes, going to breweries, going to see shows, and hanging out in backyards with friends.

What do you do here?

I am the Sales Rep for Ardent Brewery.

What’s your favorite restaurant? 

Whoa...so many to name: Saison, Heritage, The Roosevelt, The Rogue Gentlemen, Magpie, Dutch & Co., you get my drift...the list goes on and on. 

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

It is now a destination city where you will not be bored. There are museums, theatre, music venues, festivals, breweries, river activities, and social sports.

What's your favorite store?

Peter Blair, Alton Lane, Mongrel.

What's your favorite neighborhood?

Scott's Addition, where I live. It is growing so fast, and I love that it is walkable.

How do you describe your community?

My community is very eclectic. I have a very diverse group of friends.

Anything else you would like to add?

You can't go wrong with Richmond. I've moved away a couple of times, and it has constantly called me back. And, I'm thrilled to be back!

Jay White

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Why do you love Richmond?

400 years of history, eclectic dining, architecture, the James River, etc. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Richmond?

Farmer's market and antiquing. 

What do you do here?

Teacher. 

What’s your favorite restaurant? 

Galley. 

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

Stay at one of our local B&Bs. 

What's your favorite store?

West End Antique Mall. 

What's your favorite neighborhood?

Bon Air. 

How do you describe your community?

Eclectic. 

Domenick Casuccio

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Why do you love Richmond?

I love Richmond because it's a BIG small town. Regardless of where I go or what I'm doing, there's always a familiar face. We also have great music, food, culture and festivals.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Richmond?

I love to go out with friends and try a new restaurant or visit a favorite spot and enjoy food, drinks and lots of laughs.

What do you do here?

I'm the Public Relations & Marketing Director for the Valentine

What’s your favorite restaurant?

It's hard to pick just one since there are so many great ones but a new favorite is Urban Tavern.

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

Eat every meal out somewhere. Go shopping in Carytown. Visit some museums and cultural attractions. Take a walking tour of downtown or Hollywood Cemetery.

What's your favorite store?

Mongrel and For the Love of Chocolate in Carytown

How do you spend your free time?

I love to workout and hang out with my fitness friends. I also love to go to a movie, concert, play or festival with a group of friends too.

What's your favorite neighborhood?

Carytown. I lived there for the first 3 years I lived in Richmond.

How do you describe your community?

I have a diverse community of friends, colleagues and acquaintances but it seems that we all share in our love of Richmond.