Chestnuts come to Richmond's streets

A new street vendor set up shop in downtown Richmond Thursday, and will be offering roasted chestnuts from 12:30 to 6 p.m. daily.

City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said Yang Roasted Chestnuts will be open for business at No. 3 Road and Westminster Highway.

"They are still not fully set up, but are there beginning today," Townsend said Thursday.

Yang Roasted Chestnuts joins Japadog, known for its terimayo dog, which contains teriyaki sauce, mayo and seaweed and was approved last year.

Also approved were Falso Philly Cheese Steak—which never opened up because their cart wouldn't fit on the sidewalk, Townsend said—and the Richmond Hospice Association, the latter which sold fresh flowers from a sidewalk cart.

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