By Lena Price
RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com)–Three Army veterans are launching a startup to help Richmond’s college crowd burn some rubber.
Brandon Costanzo, Brian Burnett and Alan Tuck this spring will open RVA Rides, a scooter and motorcycle rental and tour shop near the intersection of Broad and Boulevard. Costanzo said scooter rentals will start at $25 a day and increase with the class and engine size.
“Between VCU, UR, Virginia Union and J. Sarge, there are a lot of students in the area,” he said. “Scooters are an inexpensive way to get around, so we’re really trying to cater to that market.”
The company is leasing a 3,000-square-foot space at 1022 North Boulevard, where it will have a showroom and repair shop. It’s aiming to open between April 15 and May 1.
Read more about their plans on Richmond Biz Sense.