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To our readers: After a decade in the bright yellow building on West Main Street, Style Weekly is moving to a new home. We'll miss our neighbors in the colorful Uptown section of the Fan, but we look forward to meeting new neighbors — and having much more room — in our new home at 1707 Summit Ave. This move to Scott's Addition, a neighborhood bounded by Broad Street, the rail corridor, the Boulevard and Interstate 95 is a homecoming of sorts for Style. One of our first offices also was in Scott's Addition, at the corner of High Point and Clay streets. We've grown a lot since then, thanks to you, our readers. We remain grateful to you for Style's continued success. Sara Fender, publisher
Beth Laws, editor To reach us:
Style Weekly
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Richmond, Va. 23230
Phone: 358-0825
General fax: (804) 358-1079
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Classified fax: (804) 358-2163 Legendary Santa Will Stay Downtown I would like to clarify a statement published in Style regarding the Legendary Santa, who will be visiting children daily through Dec. 24 in downtown Richmond ["Carytown Gets New Claus," Nov. 21]. There are many exciting plans on the drawing board of downtown's convention-center/theater district. These plans have an impact on the Legendary Santa's current headquarters in the former Thalhimers building. However, he and his elves want to assure his loyal following that this is not his last year. Santa will be visiting children in 2001 in downtown Richmond - just as he as for generations. Stay tuned! Christina S. Risatti
Executive Director
Downtown Presents …
A Pig by Any Other Name Regarding Noel Patrick's review of Millie's Diner [Dining, Nov. 21]: Perhaps he (she?) should consult Rosie Right or Webster's before using highfalutin' words in his (her) reviews. The reviewer wrote,"Millie's Diner ... offers food lovers and wannabe gourmands …." Gourmands! Webster's defines this word as "1. a glutton; 2. a person with a hearty liking for good food and drink and a tendency to indulge in them to excess." I doubt many people would aspire to be called something most people normally refer to as a "pig." And I doubt that any restaurant seeking a reputation for excellence would want to be known as the place gourmands chow down. Hopefully the word Mr. (Ms.) Patrick meant to use was "gourmet" ("a person who likes and is an excellent judge of fine foods and drink.") If Mr. (Ms.) Patrick and/ or his (her) eating companions either are, or seek to be, gourmands, perhaps his (her) reviews should be limited to those based on "bellying up" to the local all-you-can-eat buffet chains. Further, if Style Weekly wants to retain someone to review restaurants, perhaps a minimum criterion should be a familiarity with the language relating to the trade. Or the ability to use a dictionary. Or a requirement to stick with monosyllabic words. Marc Axel Corrections: This year's Holiday Open House will be held Thursday, Dec. 14. In our Holiday Almanac we incorrectly listed the event to take place Dec. 10. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Call 340-1400 for more

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