September 11th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

odd balls

Antiques, etc. store “Odd Balls Antiques” has opened in the Fountain Square shopping center on West Broad. During the month of September, save 15% store-wide. They are also giving away a $25 certificate each week.

    Facebook & website
    8030 W. Broad St
    804 221 6742
    M-F 11am-7pm
    Sat 10am-7pm
    Sun 12pm-5pm

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March 19th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


This Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24, Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts will be celebrating the grand opening of its (re-located) Merchants Walk location with lots of specials including:

    $10 gift cards for the first 100 customers each day (doors open at 9am)
    -Tote bag giveaway with minimum $25 purchase while supplies last
    -Gift card giveaways of $500, $100 and $50 gift cards – sign up in-store
    -Free kids “Make It-Take It” Saturday 11am-3pm
    -Teachers save 20% on their total purchases on Saturday
    -50% off selected classes when signing up on Saturday (classes open house from 1-3pm when you can meet instructors, see class samples)
    -My Sunday Times-Dispatch contained coupons for 20% off your purchase from 5-8pm, and 50% off one regular-priced item

7504 W Broad St

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March 5th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

As I posted on Facebook, last Friday I swung by Love of Jesus Thriftique in the far West End to check out the new thrift store during its grand opening weekend. I gripe from time to time about Southside and East End having all the thrift stores, so I was excited to see what the Thriftique had to offer.

Love of Jesus Thriftique is located next to the Food Lion in Lauderdale Shopping Center, at the corner of Church and Lauderdale (3091 Lauderdale Dr). It’s only about two minutes’ drive south of Short Pump Town Center.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because there are already two “Love of Jesus Thrift Stores” operating in Richmond, at 5503 Midlothian Tpk and 5158 Nine Mile Road. All three shops are run by The ROC church, and the proceeds benefit its Richmond ministries.

The store carries clothes, shoes, books/music/DVD’s, housewares, and furniture. There was even a rack of wedding dresses at the front.

Taking a cue from Goodwill and its Second Debut shop in Carytown carrying a selection of higher-end brand names culled from donations all over, Love of Jesus Thrift is attempting to collect some of its nicer inventory into one place, hence the “Thriftique” and some correspondingly higher price tags.

Those familiar with the other stores might suffer sticker shock at the Thriftique. Instead of clothes in the $1 range, prices begin at $1.99 for infants items and jump to around $5 for adults. A few folks on Facebook echoed my sentiments that the prices seemed a little high for thrift. However, there were some nice quality pieces that absolutely justified the markups, such as a new-with-tags Hartstrings boys’ sweater for $5, tag price $65. In the boys clothing I also saw Polo, Gymboree, etc.

Books were $2 softcover, $3 hardcover. Furniture prices went up to about $100.

Just like with Hope Thrift, I’m certain it won’t take long for the Thriftique to sort out a pricing equilibrium, and I imagine they will implement a discount system if they haven’t already (most clothes had orange colored tags this visit, so in keeping with grand thrift store tradition, they will probably rotate colors over time and clearance out the old ones)

During our shopping trip we had the store mostly to ourselves (the West End has not yet discovered it), and the staff were very pleasant. They found small toys – a truck and a stuffed Chick-fil-A cow – for my boys to play with, and gave me a free t-shirt and balloon at checkout. I wish I’d had longer than 15 minutes to browse, but even bribed with toys, my little guys do not like to shop.

I’m glad the Love of Jesus has decided to extend its thrift empire to the West End, and look forward to shopping again!

    Sunday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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June 30th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

ellie nellie

There’s a new women’s consignment store coming to Richmond: Ellie Nellie opens tomorrow on the Southside.

    Address: 12010 Southshore Pointe Dr., Midlothian, VA 23112
    Phone: 804-739-4285
    Hours: Tues- Fri, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m.- 6.p.m.
    Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
    closed Mondays

Ellie Nellie will carry shoes and accessories in addition to upscale women’s clothing. Consignors receive a 50% split when the item sells.

You can also keep up with the latest store info via Facebook.

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March 17th, 2011 by Alison

willow lawn old navy

The Old Navy store located in the Shops at Willow Lawn has moved, and will be holding a grand re-opening this Saturday beginning at 9am and going til noon. The new location is around the back of the east side of mall (same strip as Padow’s and the back entrance to Staples).

old navy willow lawn

Stop by for prize drawings, entertainment, music and more to celebrate the grand re-opening of Old Navy at Willow Lawn!

    The first 200 people will win one of these prizes:
    $500 Shopping Spree
    $200 Shopping Spree
    Old Navy Famous Jeans or
    Graphic Tees

    First 200 people to visit the Shops at Willow Lawn Old Navy store in Richmond, VA on Saturday, March 19, 2011 will form a line at the designated store entrance. Prior to opening Old Navy associate(s) will provide the FIRST two hundred (200) eligible people in line a wrist band, ticket or other identifier. Each eligible person with a wrist band, ticket o other identifier will receive a prize

There will also be music, the Chick-fil-A cow, and catering from Qdoba Mexican Grill. Don’t forget to bring your Gap “Give & Get” coupon to save 30% on any purchases!
Grand Opening Poster

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February 1st, 2011 by Alison

hope thrift

Hope Church is opening the doors to a new West End thrift store today – Hope Thrift

Hope Thrift, a new ministry of Hope Church, is located in the Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center on Patterson Avenue. The purpose of this ministry is to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the surrounding area. We want to serve our community by offering a store with reasonable prices while creating relationships with those in need. We wish to share the abundance of our blessings and the message of hope with all.

Some photos from Facebook:

hope thrift 2

hope thrift 3

hope thrift 5

11260 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA 23238

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December 30th, 2010 by Alison

hobby lobby richmond short pump

I’ve never been to a Hobby Lobby, but I know a lot of folks are excited about this new Richmond arrival!

The chain will open its new Short Pump location at 11280 W Broad St (previously the Short Pump Kroger) tomorrow, December 31, and will hold a grand opening on Monday, January 3 at 9am. (No word on grand opening sales yet)

hobby lobby opening

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November 1st, 2010 by Alison

gap short pump

The new Gap store at Short Pump Town Center opens its doors tomorrow, November 2. Become friends with the store on Facebook to get the grand opening deals.

Opening Day: November 2nd. Print this email or show that you are a facebook friend of Short Pump Gap and you will receive 40% off of one regular price item.
November 11-14 All of our facebook friends will receive an offer for 30% off in our location. After a purchase you will receive 30% off a purchase coupons for Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athletica and Piperlime (our shoe store). We will have some small activities in the store over this weekend.
November 13th: 98.9 The LIberty radio station broadcasting live with prizes in the afternoon. Check online with the radio station for exclusive deals and contests.
November 21st: Grand Opening celebration. We plan on having doorprizes, raffles, live models, free food from local restaurants, facepainting, ballooon animals and more.

Local businesses who are offering some great prizes and incentives are: Banana Republic, Hotel Sierra, California Pizza Kitchen, Build a Bear, Chik Fil A, Journey’s Shoes, Godiva Chocolate, Firebirds, Sephora, Mac Cosmetics, Arhaus, Saxon Shoes, The Body Shop, Red Robin and many more.

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April 18th, 2009 by Alison

The ads I’ve seen for Dave & Busters make it look like a Chuck-E-Cheese for grown-ups, lots of flashing games and crowd-pleasing food. Throw in a healthy helping of alcohol and you’ve got a recipe for a rockin’ good time.

The West Broad Village location is set to open April 20, so here are some deals and specials to take advantage of:


Sign up for D&B Rewards to get $10 in free game play, as well as monthly email specials on food, drinks and fun.

All day Sunday through Thursday and until 5pm on Friday and Saturdays, D&B offers a $15.99 Eat ‘N Play Combo, which includes a choice between 8 entrees and a $10 game card

In it for the games? You’ll be interested in Half Price Games Wednesdays and Power Hourâ„¢– 60 minutes of video game play for only $10, available Monday through Friday from 4:30 – 7pm.

In it for the ::ahem:: libations? Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 7pm. Enjoy 1/2 price Wells(?), $2.50 domestic pints, and assorted beer & wine specials.

4001 Brownstone Blvd., Suite 101
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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March 23rd, 2009 by Alison

fresh market

The Fresh Market is opening a new store on Huguenot Road. On Wednesday 3/25, the specialty grocer invites you to celebrate the Grand Opening of its second Richmond-area location.

What makes this bargain news? Opening day activities include a complimentary outdoor BBQ; a free sample bag of coffee to the first 1,000 customers; and food sampling stations and chef demonstrations from 11am to 7pm where local chefs will be preparing Blackened Steak with Cabernet Blue Cheese Sauce, Crab Cakes and Smithfield Baby Back Ribs.

Mmmm. I should not be writing this post before breakfast.

Doors open at 9am. Chef demonstrations will continue throughout the week until Saturday from 11am to 7pm each day.

1200 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113

The Fresh Market was founded with one simple goal in mind: to bring friends, family and neighbors high-quality products in a warm and friendly, old-world European atmosphere with superior customer service. With a focus on freshness and quality perishables, The Fresh Market is a true neighborhood market that has built its reputation as an extraordinary food destination store. The specialty grocer currently operates 85 stores in the Southeast and Midwest, with plans for continued expansion into the Mid-Atlantic area.

Seems like a step in the right direction for the “Bring natural foods south of the James” movement?

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