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Ukrops-Supervalu Richmond Christmas Parade Celebrates 26th Year

By Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — Despite inclement weather, the 26th annual Ukrops-Supervalu Richmond Christmas Parade went ahead as scheduled Dec. 5.

95 separate units were scheduled to appear, including floats, balloons, bands, and an appearance by the Legendary Santa.

Broad St. was closed for the parade route between the Science Museum of Virginia and Richmond Colisseum as the parade marched through the city, past Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy’s Monroe Park campus.

2009 marked the 26th year of the parade.  It is as of yet unknown if the sale of the Ukrops supermarket chain to Royal Ahold, announced on Dec. 17, will affect future Christmas parades.


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Old Grocery Store Now VCU Classrooms

By Matt Doyon
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University will have more available classrooms to begin the spring semester. 500 Academic Centre is scheduled to open in January in the same building Ukrop’s once occupied on Harrison Street.

The building’s shorthand is 500AC in VCU’s eServices and will feature six classrooms, each able to accommodate 50 to 80 students. Remaining space will be used to house up to 200,000 of VCU’s less-used library volumes. Those books will be cataloged and available upon request.

Ukrop’s closed its doors to customers at the Harrison Street location in May 2008. VCU is renovating the property for $3.25 million.

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