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MARK HOLMBERG: Can Richmond ease the fear of the Bottom?

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RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)- Richmond is planning to spend millions in the next two years to reinvent the Shockoe Bottom area, to make it more attractive to tourists and the rest of us.

City leaders recognize that this area, which is quickly becoming one of the densest residential districts in the city, is crucial to the city’s health. [BONUS: Click here for all of Mark Holmberg's reports]

But can they address the fear that his has largely sucked the life out of this once-booming entertainment and dining destination.

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