James River Nurseries recently completed the landscaping for a new gourmet grocery store called Southern Season. This new store, located in the Libbie Mill development on Staples Mills Road, touts itself as a “Food Lover’s Paradise.” The first response that comes to mind hearing that is…ummm, yum!
According to their website, “Southern Season is the premier destination for specialty food, gift and entertaining items. Since its creation in 1975, Southern Season has been known for the breadth and quality of its gourmet food, wine, houseware and cookware. A food lover’s paradise with exciting and innovative products from vendors local to international, Southern Season offers over 80,000 items sold in-store and online. With a belief in Southern hospitality and a passion for the art of entertaining, Southern Season prides itself upon great tasting and distinct products offered by a knowledgeable and friendly staff ready to help you find exactly what you need.”
Additionally they will house a cooking school that provides an “epicurean education paired with a heaping serving of expertise and style,” formal and informal wine tastings, and located adjacent to the store will be Southerly Restaurant which features an open-air patio where you can “expect casual yet refined feel fit for every occasion, whether an afternoon lunch or a special event.”
Hats off to Gumenick Properties, developer of Libbie Mill, for attracting such an awesome gourmet marketplace to our region! We can't wait to get over there and check it out!
For additional information on Southern Season, please go to: Southern Season
The folks over at Eagle Construction are celebrating their 30th year in business and clearly they are still having fun! From a fledgling company co-founded by Bryan Kornblau and Bud Ohly in 1984, to the conglomeration of businesses that now includes Eagle Construction of Va., NAI Eagle, Eagle Commercial Construction, Eagle Realty of Virginia and Markel|Eagle Partners, this duo continues to have a significant impact on the real estate landscape of Central Virginia.
Several of us here at James River Nurseries have had the good fortune of knowing Bryan and Bud since those very early years. We have watched them successfully navigate the sometimes treacherous tide that can exist in a volatile real estate market. They continue to set the bar very high and represent the best of what it means in business to be patient, observant and confident in the ability to seize cloaked opportunity. When others are zigging, they are oftentimes zagging. These calculated moves, made under the watchful eye of these men, have created a multi-business success story that continues to have a positive impact on the lives of those who live and work in our area.
We recently ran across a YouTube post made by Eagle Construction and appreciated the fun and sense of humor they displayed despite their shrewd entrepreneurial prowess. It’s pretty cool when you see people who really like what they are doing, are very good at it and can be both serious and lighthearted in their approach.
In the video description, they state that they are “optimists who believe our best days are ahead of us.” At James River Nurseries we would recommend not betting against that!
James River Nurseries is a residential and commercial landscaping & hardscapes company that has been serving Richmond, Va. and the surrounding counties for over 30 years.
Our company began with two guys, Mike Hildebrand and Al Jones, two employees, a pair of trucks and Mike’s kitchen which served as the office. However, the legacy that this company continues to value and grow upon is not the number of people or trucks or even the location of the office, but rather a philosophy adopted early on by Mike and Al which includes firm commitments that stand as a solid foundation for our company. Those commitments are to the clients we serve. They include a 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed approach, offering high quality plant material at a fair market price, and providing courteous & dependable service.
From the very early days to the present, these commitments, now woven deeply into the fabric of who we are as a company, have allowed James River Nurseries to become one of the largest and most successful landscaping/hardscapes companies in Central Virginia. We are constantly humbled by the number of requests made to handle projects both large and small. From an individual homeowner, to many of the area’s best developers, builders, general contractors and landscape architects who time and time again tap James River Nurseries to be the landscape/hardscape contractor for the job, we work hard to live up to those commitments to our customers.
Last summer we celebrated being in business for 30 years. We could not have reached that milestone without our clients…so for that, we offer our sincere appreciation and say Thank You! We look forward to many more years serving this great community and celebrating the milestones along the way!
Mike and Al still keep their first truck as a reminder of the fledgling years. The photo to the left shows that truck.