Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One more Richmond development: bike-based restaurant delivery

I noticed this when we were there in February, but neglected to mention it. An bike-based delivery operation called Quickness RVA has been set up to ferry food deliveries from participating restaurants. It's been running for about a year, and seems to be focused on restaurants in the Carytown and Fan Districts. did a video story.

Nothing earth shattering, but it does exist. By doing it this way, the restaurants can offer delivery and generate additional revenue. By dealing with the third party Quickness RVA group, the restaurants don't have to add staff, and by pooling restaurants into one service, a viable business can be operated. According to the Quickness RVA, they are doing about 200 deliveries/week, which doesn't seem like a lot...

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