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Meet Aline Reitzer, the woman behind Richmond Restaurant Week

Aline Reitzer (PHOTO: Michael Thompson)

Aline Reitzer (PHOTO: Michael Thompson)

RICHMOND, Va. ( – When she’s not running her Cary Street restaurant, Acacia mid-town, Aline Reitzer is busy perfecting the recipe for another growing local enterprise.

Reitzer is the founder and organizer of Richmond Restaurant Week, a twice-yearly event to showcase the area’s independent restaurants and raise money for a charitable cause.

Between Oct. 21 and Oct. 27, dozens restaurants across town offered fixed menus for $25.13, with $2.13 from each meal going to FeedMore, the umbrella organization for the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

BizSense caught up with Reitzer last week to find out how the event has grown, why it’s so popular and why she thinks it’s good the city.

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