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Favorite thing: Shockoe Bottom was for many years strictly an industrial neighbourhood (many tobacco warehouses used to line the streets) that is now home to a bunch of Richmond's finest nightclubs and restaurants. Because the Bottom lies in a shallow valley next to the James River, it has long been prone to disastrous floods as recently as Hurricane Gaston in 2004. There has been much new construction and conversion of old warehouses into loft flats. The Canal Walk begins in the southern portion of the neighbourhood and they plan to extend it to cover the lot of Tobacco Row. Shockoe Bottom has transformed itself from a bunch of vacant buildings to one of Richmond's most vital neighbourhoods.

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2006
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