Three Corners District

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The Three Corners District of Richmond is defined by Broad St., Hermitage Rd., and The Boulevard.

Three Corners is a district of Richmond's Northside, defined as the area bound by Broad Street to the south, The Boulevard to the west, and Hermitage Road to the east. It receives its name from the triangular shape of the area, with notable landmarks situated near each of the three intersections.

Richmond, Virginia Capital of Virginia

Richmond is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia and its capital. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871.


To the north lies The Diamond, home of the VCU Rams and the Richmond Flying Squirrels AA baseball team; to the west is the Science Museum of Virginia, formerly the Broad Street Train Station; and, to the east is the historic Sauers Vanilla Factory, which features one of the oldest moving lightbulb billboards in the nation.

The Diamond (Richmond, Virginia) home venue of the Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Virginia Commonwealth University baseball team

The Diamond is a baseball stadium located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, on Boulevard. It is the home of Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League and the Virginia Commonwealth University baseball team. From 1985 to 2008, it was the home of the Richmond Braves, the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The Diamond seats 12,134 people for baseball; however, for Flying Squirrels games, advertising banners cover up the top rows of the upper deck, reducing seating capacity to 9,560. It replaced the demolished Parker Field, which had been built in 1934, as part of the fair grounds. Parker Field had been converted for baseball in 1954, replacing Mooers Field. Parker Field housed the Braves from 1966 to 1984. In 2003, part of The Diamond's roof was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel, and in 2004 a piece of a concrete beam the size of a football fell on the stands below, though no fans were injured.

Virginia Commonwealth University public research university in Richmond, VA, USA

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university in Richmond, Virginia. MCV was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2018, more than 31,000 students pursue 217 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are a Minor League Baseball team based in Richmond, Virginia. The team, which is a part of the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league club, and plays at The Diamond. The Squirrels were previously known as the Connecticut Defenders.

Three Corners is a low population density area consisting mostly of light industrial development; however, there are some other notable features, including the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' downtown office, Sportsbackers Stadium, and The Arthur Ashe Center.

Department of Motor Vehicles government agency that administers vehicle registration and driver licensing

In the United States, a department of motor vehicles (DMV) is a state-level government agency that administers vehicle registration and driver licensing. Similar departments exist in Canada under different names. The name "DMV" is not used in every state or area, nor are the traditional DMV functions handled by a single agency in every state, but the generic term is universally understood, particularly in the context of driver's license issuance and renewal.

Additionally, 2 residential projects have been completed, the Todd Lofts @ Hermitage Apartment Homes and the Southern Stove Lofts.

The Todd Lofts building, once the home of the Richmond Brewery and Hygeia Ice Factory, was eventually taken over by E.M. Todd Hams once prohibition outlawed alcohol. The company vacated the building in 1998 and construction of the new apartments began in late 2002.

Southern Stove's cavernous main stove works building is a single story with a 60-foot-tall ceiling and steel trusses. The foundry was built in 1902. Its roof system was made with 8-inch poured concrete as a fire barrier for sparks and soot from the stoves. The premises were purchased by J.P. Taylor Leaf Tobacco Co. in 1921. A three-story middle building is reinforced with heavy timbers. Bricks on the south side of the middle building are pitted from battering by barrels, or hogsheads, loaded with tobacco. It last housed beers from Austria, Germany and Eastern Europe.

Recent developments

Bow Tie Cinemas constructed a seventeen-screen Movieland at Boulevard Square at the intersection of Boulevard and Leigh Street, just south of Interstates 95 and 64. The building housing the movie theater is an old brass and iron works built in the nineteenth century. Much of the original industrial character of the building was maintained through the renovation.

Bow Tie Cinemas American movie theater chain operating in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia

Bow Tie Cinemas is an American movie theater chain, with 38 locations in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. As of 2013, it is the eighth-largest movie theater chain in the United States and is the oldest, having been founded in 1900. Bow Tie Cinemas is family-owned and has been for four generations.

On August 18, 2010, Kasper Mortgage Company Filed suit against the Bowtie Partners, the New York Based owners of movieland, saying Kasper Mortgage says it is entitled to lost profits and out-of-pocket expenses stemming from historic-tax-credit consulting work. Kasper Mortgage is asking for lost profits of $184,725.60. The Bowtie Partners spent around 16.4 million renovating the property. [1]

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