You know those people in RVA who we've all followed on social media, liked pictures of their cats, seen them in a crowd and thought, 'Man, I'd like to have coffee with that guy.', well, it's those people who join Kelli Lemon for coffee every Monday, somewhere in Richmond. Coffee with Strangers RVA is your new Monday morning routine. With interviews from fascinating people in Richmond and look ahead at the week's events, Coffee with Strangers will get your week off the right start.
Visit our website at coffeewithstrangersrva.com
Urban Hang Suite Is More Than A Coffee Shop In Richmond VA
This week we're at Urban Hang Suite to celebrate Kelli and team on the two year anniversary of UHS. Through getting started to a global pandemic and racial protests and riots outside their front door, UHS has stayed open and more importantly, solidified itself as more than an a coffee shop.
AnnMarie Grohs - Let's Move, Richmond
This week we're catching up with CWS alum AnnMarie Grohs. AnnMarie was one of the first true strangers we had on the show. Back in 2015 Boho Studios had been open for about 18 months and had only one location. See what's changed in that time and how the pandemic has had an impact.
Hamilton Glass - Richmond Is Exploding
Kelli's at Urban Hang Suite to grab drinks with artist Hamilton Glass. Ham's art has already graced some notable buildings in Richmond, now his Mending Walls project is putting artists together to do the same while tackling the civil injustices of our time. Season 11 is presented by Chesapeake Bank memberfdic
Nate Daniels - So You Want To Be A Pro In Richmond
After stints in the NFL and a successful career in the Arena Football League, including a 2005 American Bowl championship with the Richmond Bandits, Nate Daniels decided to put roots down in Richmond and begin working with the next generation of professional athletes.
Richmond Is The James River
Kelli's in Shockoe Bottom and along the James River to experience notable points in the River's contributions to Richmond's history as well as visit with Justin Doyle from the James River Association on the health of the River and how it impacts our city.
Melody Short - Richmond, Where Black Entrepreneurs Can Learn, Grow And Own
This week we're catching up with CWS alum Melody Short. We had Melody on the show back in June of 2017 and, wow, a lot has changed for her since then. She's launched the Richmond Night Market and recently launched the Jackson Ward Collective with Rasheeda Creighton and Kelli. Despite the change in careers over the three years, her commitment to serving her community has remained central to who she is and what she does.
Kelli is a community treasure
Her conversations reveal the depth of talent we have here in Richmond. She has a curiosity and kindness in her conversations that clearly makes the people on her show comfortable and happy to be talking with her.
So cool to be local!
I enjoy listening to the conversations of pretty amazing Richmonders. I like hearing about how diverse the community is and the types of people that help make Richmond a progressive place to live. Plus, the host is pretty awesome too :)
My new obsession
I met Kelli at an art for noise event, and instantly loved her personality and how she is about our city! These podcast are an awesome insight to our community and our city! Amazing job Kelli!!!