Earlier this month, we reported in our Small Bites column about a new food hall concept opening at 5th Street Station. Now we have the rendering to prove it.
The Yard, modeled after the Krog Street Market in Atlanta, will be a 10,000-square-foot mixed-use space next to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with five or six restaurants, ranging from 2,000 to 6,000 square feet each, according to Candice McElyea, a spokesperson for the shopping center. It’ll have fire pits (oooh) and string lights (aaah) and will include plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for people wanting to meet for a drink or share a meal. Oh, and free Wi-Fi for our friends working on a tight deadline, or those who simply prefer the company of a laptop.
Come late summer, we’ll see you there.
Three Cavaliers jumped Tony Bennett’s basketball ship March 22 and 23. Junior Darius Thompson joined transferring teammates Marial Shayok and Jarred Reuter in heading elsewhere. A fourth Hoo, Austin Nichols, was kicked off the team last fall and is declaring for the NBA draft.
Bonnie L. Carter, 47, of Esmont, died in a single vehicle crash on Plank Road near Secretary Sand Road around 12:30pm March 28, Albemarle’s second fatal crash this year. She was driving a 2007 Kia Sportage westbound when she ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. The crash is still under investigation, county police say.
Kids behaving badly
After a local juvenile shooting and police chase March 16, another 16- and 17-year-old boy from Albemarle County and Troy, respectively, were charged in a March 26 home invasion at the University Forum apartments on Ivy Road. The victim sustained minor injuries.
“It was all for love.”
—Jay Obergefell, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that upheld marriage as a fundamental right, at the Virginia Festival of the Book March 24
Bob Fenwick said he’ll seek a second term on City Council and the Democratic primary nomination. Fenwick, often on the solo end of 4-1 votes, broke a tie and voted to remove the Robert E. Lee statue. He faces challengers Amy Laufer and Heather Hill for the Dem nomination. Mayor Mike Signer attended the announcement, but declined to say whom he’s backing.
Word of the week
Craftivism. First came the pussy hats, now scarves urging “resist” are being spotted around town.
Alt-right vocabulary lesson
State GOP chair John Whitbeck chastised Trump loyalist/gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart for calling opponent Ed Gillespie a “cucksurvative.” The term “cuck,” we learn from GQ, comes from porn in which a white husband watches his wife have sex with a black man. It’s a term “used by white nationalists,” Whitbeck told the Washington Post. Stewart says he was just trying to use hip young conservative lingo.
By the numbers
Woohoo to the Wahoo class of 2021. Nearly 10,000 prospective first-years were offered a spot at the University of Virginia for the upcoming fall semester from a record number of applicants.
2017 Applicants: 36,807
Likely to be here in the fall: 3,725
Average SAT: 1416
Average in 2016: 1346
Ethnic minority: About 35 percent
First-generation college students: 1,000