Richmond City Council: Approve Captain Buzzy's request to stay open later and serve beer and wine
  • Petitioned The Honorable Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille

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Richmond City Council
The Honorable Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille

Richmond City Council: Approve Captain Buzzy's request to stay open later and serve beer and wine

    1. Valerie Beckner
    2. Petition by

      Valerie Beckner

      Richmond, VA

Bob Buffington wants to keep Captain Buzzy’s Beanery open one hour longer each day – they’re currently open until 9 p.m. and would be open until 10 p.m. – and add beer and wine to the menu. Although the Church Hill Association approved the amendments to extend hours and sell beer and wine, the Richmond Planning Commission recently shot it down, recommending denial of Bob’s request. The Richmond City Council will meet this Monday, June 24, to discuss the application.

Buzzy’s is a small, local business that Richmonders have watched grow from the Ugly Mug Coffee and Tea at the Market to a cornerstone of the Church Hill community. The shop has become a “third place” for many residents. However, Buzzy’s is a business, after all, and competition has grown in recent years as the neighborhood has continued to develop. The extra hour of business and the added income from beer and wine sales would improve the coffee shop, keep jobs, and help secure Buzzy’s future in Church Hill. The additional revenue would also help pay for Bob’s daughter’s college tuition and keep a promise to Bob’s late wife Mary Ann to keep her beloved Buzzy’s alive.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. SUP continued by City Council until September

      Valerie Beckner
      Petition Organizer

      Review of Bob's SUP (Special Use Permit) to serve beer and wine and stay open 1 hour later was continued until September, meaning it was not considered at the July 8 meeting as planned. Please continue to sign and share this petition to increase support of Captain Buzzy's. Thank you!

    2. Richmond City Council to consider Bob's application on July 8

      Valerie Beckner
      Petition Organizer

      Review of Bob’s application was taken off of the agenda for yesterday’s City Council meeting. They will consider the application at their meeting on July 8. Please share this petition with your neighbors – let’s see how many more signatures we can get before then! Thank you for your support!

    3. Reached 100 signatures
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      Valerie Beckner
      Petition Organizer

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    5. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Webb RICHMOND, VA
      • 12 months ago

      "It’s about economic development. It has to be in the context of creating jobs. It has to be in the context of continuing to trigger the renaissance that is going on in the city. It has to be in the context of using an opportunity like this to redevelop and recraft an entire neighborhood." -Mayor Dwight Jones

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    • Rod Hyner RICHMOND, VA
      • 12 months ago

      There is nothing bad that will come out of this only good... you will be supporting small business and keeping it alive.

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    • Elizabeth Hull RICHMOND, VA
      • 12 months ago

      Former Church Hill resident & home owner.

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    • Catherine Walker RICHMOND, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      To support a business in my neighborhood

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    • Roger Shaoul RICHMOND, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      It is the most unique and authentic place in Churchill and the owner and the rest of the staff are super friendly and down to earth.

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