Richmond bar owner: VCU-area construction demolished my business

Posted at 9:49 AM, Mar 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-23 12:14:27-04

By Amy David,

RICHMOND, Va. ( – A hookah bar near VCU is fuming that a massive building project turned its storefront into a construction zone and scared off customers, and the owner has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for the alleged losses.

Sahara, a restaurant and hookah bar on West Grace Street, is suing VCU and building contractor Whiting-Turner for $1 million for blocking its business with two construction projects that take up the entire city block. The restaurant is sandwiched in between the projects at 813 W. Grace St.

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