Scott’s Addition will soon offer rooftop event space at iconic building

Posted at 7:31 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 19:31:25-05

RICHMOND, Va. – The historic, 1928 Hofheimer Building is filling with tenants and plans to offer Richmonders memorable views and food.

The 14,000 square foot building is located at 2816 W. Broad Street in Scott’s Addition.

The recently announced tenant will take the rooftop property to offer the neighborhood’s first rooftop event venue.

Mosaic Catering + Events has contracted with developer Snipes Properties to manage and book the venue.

It was announced over the summer that award-winning chef Peter Chang had leased 3,000 square feet for his newest location. He currently runs a restaurant out of a smaller building in a West End strip mall.

Both the Peter Chang restaurant and rooftop event space will open in the spring, after a flurry of final construction.

They will be operated separately.

Hofheimer Building, rooftop rendering

Hofheimer Building, rooftop rendering

The developers have one remaining ground floor restaurant space for lease that would share the area’s largest rooftop patio — at over 3,600 square feet.

According to Snipe Properties, the event venue will feature three distinct spaces: the rooftop patio, a large loft space on the second floor and a small art gallery. The  event space will be available to rent for a variety of uses including private parties, weddings, corporate events and art shows.

The development team held a series of community events last spring in which over 400 neighbors toured the building and gave input.

“The event venue concept came directly from community feedback and we’re excited the idea came to fruition,” said Annie Snipes with Snipes Properties. “We felt the rooftop was a great asset to the building and the effort it took to get it worked into the design was definitely worth it.”

The planning and construction process took over 12 months. The developers received zoning approval from City Council in November to allow the rooftop space to be utilized.

The venue will feature an elevator with direct access to the rooftop area which will be equipped with plumbing, electrical and audio/visual to handle any type of professional event production.

Booking and logistics will run through Mosaic, or event planners can bring their own caterers and staff. Mosaic will offer turn-key packages and furniture rental for the venue.

Mosaic Catering is located in the Scott’s Addition area directly across the street from the venue, at 3001 Cutshaw Avenue.

The Hofheimer was built in 1928 by the Hofheimer Fine Rug Cleaning Company. It is listed in the Scott’s Addition historic register and features Mediterranean tilework and tower dome.

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