RICHMOND, Va. –An expanding chain of local markets is doing its part to further urbanize Scott’s Addition.
Urban Farmhouse’s newest location opened for business last month at 3031 Norfolk St. on the ground floor of a new apartment development.
It’s the fourth Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe for founder and owner Kathleen Richardson. The former Starbucks executive launched the brand in 2010 in Shockoe Slip, followed by locations in Midlothian and most recently Church Hill.
A fifth is planned for West Broad Street along the main drag of VCU.
“It’s a nice feeling of accomplishment,” Richardson said. “We’re getting more profitable as we pay off debt. Our focus moving forward is brand awareness.”
And the Scott’s Addition storefront is adding a new grocery option in an increasingly residential part of town.
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Urban Farmhouse joins a developing retail corridor, with neighbors such as Isley Brewing Company, Lamplighter Roasting Company, Health Warrior, SUPPER, LUNCH, Ardent Craft Ales.