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Italian restaurant La Grotta slips away from Shockoe, and into Hilton

Posted at 1:53 PM, Apr 05, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — With its new space reserved on East Broad Street, a longtime downtown restaurant is checking out of its space in Shockoe Slip.

La Grotta restaurant announced Tuesday plans to vacate its space at 1218 E. Cary St. after 20 years in favor of new digs inside the Hilton Richmond Downtown at 501 E. Broad St., site of the former Miller & Rhoads department store.

La Grotta’s last night of business in the Slip is scheduled for July 2. Chef and owner Antonio Capece opened the restaurant in 1994. He could not be reached for comment about the move. The restaurant’s press release said the move will allow it to accommodate larger meetings and private parties.

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