Monday, February 7, 2011

State of the City address a success!

We opened our doors Thursday night to the general public and served as host of the Mayor's State of the City address and, in our opinion, the event was a huge success.  It was a sneak peak of what's to come at the Hippodrome this spring and we wanted to share a few of the photos that were taken of the evening.
Hippodrome Marquee at night
Stage before the event
Reception set-up in the screening room
Richmond City School band members helping out
Mayor Jones at the podium
Hippodrome stage
Thank you to all who helped make the evening a success!  And another big thanks for all who attended.  We hope you liked what you saw and will come back to future events at The Hipp!

Monday, January 31, 2011

State of the City at The Hippodrome Theater

DATE: February 3, 2011

LOCATION: Hippodrome Theater
Historic Jackson Ward
528 North 2nd Street

TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This is a public event, seating will be provided on a first come first served basis. Complimentary parking will be available across from the Hippodrome or at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (enter on 3rd Street).

If special accommodations are required, please contact Melissa Paige at 646-6936 or

For more information, please visit the Mayor's web site.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We made the cover of Style Weekly!

That handsome man on the cover of Style Weekly is the brains, braun, and heart & soul behind the Hippodrome project.  It would not have happened without his spirit and determination.  And to give credit where credit is due, Style has written an article on the project, along with the great family behind it. 

You can read the entire article here! And, if you happen to see Mr. Stallings on the street, please don't mention the article.  He already has trouble fitting his head through the door ;)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

We have a Facebook page!

Can't get enough of the latest happenings at the Hipp?  Follow us on Facebook!

Aren't we so 2011!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Notice Anything New?

 The first coat of the Taylor Mansion colors.
Trim in the Taylor Mansion entryway
Bathroom at the Hipp.
Insulation at Speakeasy
Kitchen is getting tile on floors and walls
And the balcony at the Hippodrome has it's beautiful railing

Monday, October 11, 2010

Progress Report

The VIP balconies overlooking the Hippodrome finally have their banisters, and the walls are starting to get drywall.

The Hippodrome bar is being built and the upper level is in place with drywall going up
And the stage at the Hippodrome is almost complete.  As you can see, it's BIG!
Meanwhile, guess what's happening upstairs in the screening room?  You guessed it, sheet rock!  View is facing what will be the bar with intimate seating for guests of the Hipp.

This is a photo of the kitchen at the Mansion, which will supply food to all locations, including the Hippodrome.  Hoods are installed, drywall will be going up shortly, and then flooring, and finally equipment.

Here is a view of what will be the the wine closet, with a great view inside from the back of the Taylor Mansion as well as the hallway.
Progress is being made everyday.  Soon we will be able to show you all of the lighting, flooring, and finishing choices.  Exciting stuff!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

VIP Giveaway!

We will be giving away a VIP package during the 2nd Street Festvial, which takes place October 2-3, 2010.  The package will include (2) tickets to the show on opening night for seating in the VIP level and dinner and drinks for the same night.  Total package is valued at over $500!

To enter, visit our booth  in front of The Hippodrome Theatre during the 2nd Street Festival.  No purchase is neccassary.  Contenst is open to persons 18 years and older and limited to 1 entry per person.  Drawing will be held November 1st through, and winner will be notified via email and posted on our blog.

So come on down to hear good music, taste local food, and possibly win a VIP night at The Hipp!

We hope to see you there!