Did a Richmonder coin the term “Tin Pan Alley?”

We Richmonders are a tight-knit bunch. How many times have you screened a call that didn’t have an 804 area code? Or turned down a night out because it was more than a 15-minute drive away (visit south side?? might as well go to Kansas…)

So it should have come as no surprise that we keep getting questions like “wait, Tin Pan Alley? isn’t that in New York City? Why are you naming your place after New York?”

Well, to all of our hyper-local RVA-loving (and rightfully so!) friends, here’s a neat little article put out by our local Style Weekly just a few months ago:

The Song Thief: How a melodic kleptomaniac from Richmond coined the phrase Tin Pan Alley