west broad village concerts 2016
May 24th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

For “Rock and Roll Summer,” West Broad Village in Short Pump will host free outdoor concerts select Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. next to Aloft Hotel.

June 4 – The Remnants (Classic Rock/Pop)
June 18 – Teaze (80’s/90’s Hair Metal Tribute)
July 2 – U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band/Full Spectrum (Pop/Rock/Hip Hop)
July 16 – Even Better Than the Real Thing (U2 Tribute)
July 30 – Groove Motive (Top 40/Funk)
August 13 – Downbeat Switch (Rock/Soul/Pop)
August 27 – Harley Boone (Country)

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December 17th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

Braved the pre-Christmas Short Pump traffic to check out the newest RVA Goodwill this week

First, where is the Short Pump Goodwill located? At 4200 Tom Leonard Drive, right behind… Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market. (It really doesn’t require much traffic braving to reach because you just turn right at the first traffic light after the ramp from I-64.)

tom leonards short pump

short pump goodwill location

Drive to the back of the parking lot to reach the drive-through donation center. (The parking lot sidewalk doesn’t connect all the way to the drive through, so it might be best to drive through for your donations, if you have them, before parking to shop)

There are two big rooms, the “Home Store” to the right when you enter, with housewares, books, furniture, and electronics:

goodwill home store

goodwill books

And the main clothes, shoes, and accessory space:

goodwill clothes

goodwill entrance

It’s very spacious, lots of room around the aisles. Pricing is consistent with other area Goodwills ($4.99 for a women’s long-sleeve shirt), and items are sorted by category then color. In the connecting hallway at the back I spotted four dressing rooms, which seems like low capacity for a store this size.

Half-price “color or the week” sales will begin January 18-

goodwill discount color

    Short Pump Goodwill hours:
    Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 a.m.

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December 9th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

short pump goodwill

The second-hand options in the Far West End are expanding:

At 9 a.m. this Thursday 12/11, Goodwill of Central Virginia will open its new Short Pump store next to Tom Leonard’s.

Here are some photos of the new store

(4200 Tom Leonard Drive)

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when does apple camp registration start?
June 16th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

when does apple camp registration start?

NOTE: All classes are now filledIf your child will still be young enough next year, you can sign up on Apple’s website in April or May to be notified when registration opens; it seems to open on a Monday in mid-June

Reserve your child’s spot now in one of Apple’s free three-day workshops for kids ages 8-12 – go here to sign up (fills up quickly!)

    Join us at Apple Camp for three-day workshops where kids ages 8 to 12 bring their imaginations to life. They’ll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. And each workshop ends with the Apple Camp Showcase so campers can share their finished projects.

Apple Store at Short Pump Town Center

Update 8:50 pm: That WAS fast! The six movie camps were all open when I posted at 5:25, and all filled three hours later. But the iBooks camps are still open – where it says Select A Workshop, click on “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks”

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March 5th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

goodwill central virginia

Good thrifty news for the far West End:

Goodwill has announced plans to open a new 22,000 square foot location at 4200 Tom Leonard Drive! – Richmond Biz Sense (Next door to Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market, currently home to a car customization shop). The Short Pump Goodwill is targeted for a fall opening.

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August 27th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

spc freebie

From Chick-fil-A Short Pump Crossing on Facebook:

Teachers & Staff, enjoy a FREE Chicken sandwich today through Friday [8/30] from 2-5pm! To redeem, show your school ID at the register, while supplies last (250 per day).

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May 30th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

short pump town center summer concerts

Short Pump Town Center has released the line-up of performers for its FREE Thursday evening summer concert series, beginning with Sister Hazel on June 20:

    June 20 – Sister Hazel (alternative rock band with hit songs like “All For You” & “Champagne High”)
    June 27 – The Hunts (Indie-folk band)
    July 11 – Steel Magnolia (Country duo and winner of season two of “Can You Duet” with hit song “Keep On Lovin’ You”)
    July 18 – E3 (“Who Got The Hooch” power trio)
    July 25 – Beatlemania (Beatles tribute band)
    August 1 – 80Z Enuff (Hits of the 80’s)
    August 8 – Lyndsey Highlander (Nashville country singer & songwriter)
    August 15 – Sixpence None The Richer (Rock-Pop band with hit songs like “Kiss Me” and “Breathe Your Name”)
    August 22 – Marna & Macy (Country duo)

Concerts are from 6-8pm in the Main Plaza.

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May 6th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

tuesdays on the patio

Every Tuesday in May from 6-8:30pm, there will be a free musical performance outdoors at Short Pump Town Center. The concerts will take place near Dick’s Sporting Goods, in earshot of many of the outdoor dining areas (Firebirds’, Bakers Crust, Lehja, California Pizza Kitchen, etc).

    May 7 Me & Jo
    May 14 Laura Ann Singh
    May 21 Olivarez Trio
    May 28 Adrian Duke Duo

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October 11th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

tru short pump

The new combined Babies ‘R Us/Toys ‘R Us store in Short Pump will have its grand opening this weekend:

The 58,000-square-foot store represents an ongoing strategy for the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer to bring two trusted brands together under one roof in an integrated Side-by-Side store format. Featuring a new design, the store provides customers a streamlined shopping environment that is easy to navigate and showcases the exclusive product offerings customers have come to expect. The store will celebrate its grand opening weekend with great savings, giveaways, kid-friendly activities and visits from popular costumed characters beginning on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14.

I don’t have any additional specifics. The store is located in the same shopping center as Kroger, across from Short Pump Town Center.

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August 28th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Babies ‘R Us at 9004 West Broad St and Toys ‘R Us at 8700 Quioccasin Rd are liquidating inventory as they prepare for a move to a single Short Pump store.

Signs currently say up to 30% off, but most merchandise is 10% off (Not worth rushing out to get your Christmas shopping done). All items are final sale. The stores will tentatively be open until the end of September.

Phone: (804)747-4720

Phone: (804)740-6116

The new combined Toys R Us/Babies R Us will be located at “The Corner in Short Pump” across from Short Pump Town Center. It is scheduled to open October 12.

Not pleased about this – deep Short Pump is inconvenient to access, but I dare say they won’t miss my very occasional trips 🙂

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