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Teachable Moments

If we don't learn from the past, we're doomed to repeat it. And who wants to go through this again? What Richmond learned in the '00s.



Score of the Decade:


Click each lesson learned to read more:

Even the Strongest Brands Must Fight to Survive - Brand of the Decade

Big Memories Can Come in Little Packages

The Best Coaches Stick Around - Coach of the Decade

You Don't Need to Mortgage Your Home to Escape Richmond - Transportation Venue of the Decade

Eventually, You Will Be Caught - Sneaky Crook of the Decade

Free Is the Key to Our Hearts - Free Event of the Decade

When Times Get Tough, Drink Like There's No Tomorrow - Alcohol Trend of the Decade

We Like Our Food With a Little Friction - Restaurant of the Decade

Being A Picky Eater Is a Sure Way to Get a Grocer's Attention - Food Trend of the Decade

Don't Feed the Bears - Animal of the Decade

We May Never Solve Our Worst Problems, But We'll Keep Trying - Do-Gooder of the Decade

If You Build It, They Don't Necessarily Come - White Elephant of the Decade

We Will Celebrate History When It Comes With a Little Royalty - Dignitary Visit of the Decade

Behind Every Renaissance Is a Massive Ego - Ego of the Decade

Beauty Can Lie Below the Surface - Building of the Decade

An Underappreciated Past Can Fall Away Like a Ton of Bricks - Architectural Loss of the Decade

Talking About Change is the New Fondue Party - Consultant Recommendation of the Decade

We Like to Rinse and Repeat - Recurring Controversey of the Decade

The Underground Eventually Goes Mainstream - Independent Media of the Decade

Television News Anchors Don't Have to Be So Damn Cheery - Anchor of the Decade

Beware the Prodigal Politician - Politician of the Decade

You Can't (and Shouldn't) Take It With You - 47 Things to Leave in the Last Decade

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