Parking and Directions

DSC_1871We are located at 214 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA  23219

Starting Monday 3/23/2020 In an effort to comply with the CDC guidelines regarding the COVID19 virus we will be offering a modified drop off and pick up of rugs procedure. They are outlined below. We appreciate all of your support and patience during this tumultuous time.

MODIFIED DROP-OFF PROCEDURES
Starting Monday, 03/23/20

In an effort to comply with CDC guidelines regarding slowing the spread of the corona virus, we are modifying our drop-off procedures as follows:

When you arrive, please return to your vehicle and call us at 804-344-0081.

Be prepared to provide us with the following information up front:
o name
o phone number
o address
o a brief description of your car and where you are parked

Please open your car and arrange things as necessary so that we can come out and unload your rugs for you. Please remain in your car while we unload.

We will bring your rugs in to our facility, measure and disclaim them and will call you to go over pricing and conditions. PLEASE STAY PARKED. When we have finalized the agreed upon services, we will return to your vehicle to have you sign some paperwork and will provide you with copies to take home.

If there are any extenuating circumstances related to the condition of your rugs, we may ask you to come in to the shop briefly. We will allow only one customer in the shop at a time and ask that you maintain a 6 ft distance from our staff members and touch only what is provided to you.

We will be regularly disinfecting all common surfaces.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to protect your safety and that of our staff in these unprecedented times.

MODIFIED PICK-UP PROCEDURES
Starting Monday, 03/23/20

In an effort to comply with CDC guidelines regarding slowing the spread of the corona virus, we are modifying our pick-up procedures as follows:

When you arrive, please return to your vehicle and call us at 804-344-0081.

Be prepared to provide us with the following information up front:
o name
o a brief description of your car and where you are parked
o if you are picking up large rugs, please let us know if you need them folded down in order to fit in your vehicle

We will be processing payments over the phone prior to loading your rugs. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER, cash, or check.

Please open your car and arrange things as necessary, including laying the seats down if necessary so that we can come out and load your rugs for you. Please remain in your car while we load.

We will bring you a final copy of your invoice and a receipt when we load the rugs.

We will be regularly disinfecting all common surfaces.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to protect your safety and that of our staff in these unprecedented times.

Parking-

Parking is available on-street only in the three loading-zone parking spaces in front of the store.

Please note that the parking lot next door is monthly rented spaces and patrolled by a tow company. We advise only parking on the street.

As you may have noticed, the city has  installed a two-way bike lane on the North side of E. Franklin Street between Belvidere and Ninth. In an effort to address the customer questions and concerns that have already arisen, the following are some basic instructions for parking while dropping off or picking up rugs at Christian Lorraine Oriental Rugs:

On Franklin, there will be the usual prohibition on parking prior to 9 a.m. After that time, motorists may park in the lane to the right of the bicycle lanes next to the white-striped buffer lane and flexible posts in what is now termed “floating parking”. This floating parking lane will be closed to traffic for the bulk of the day effectively making Franklin a one-lane thoroughfare during that time. We are also recommending that customers use their hazard lights while parking, especially until regular traffic becomes accustomed to the new flow of traffic on Franklin Street. 

Please do not pull between the flexible posts or park in the bike lane, you will be ticketed.

Customers of Christian Lorraine may continue to park for free in the floating parking loading zone as indicated by city signage. Curbside pay-to-park stations have been installed in other areas and parking fees will apply.

Please contact us with any questions prior to your arrival. 804-344-0081

Directions

Here is a link to Google maps for printable directions  http://goo.gl/maps/ClX5y

From the West-

Take 64 East to 195 Downtown Expressway.

Proceed through the toll and exit on the 2nd Street/Byrd exit.

Take the first left onto 2nd Street.

Go 4 blocks and turn right onto Franklin Street.

We are located on the left side of the street before you cross 3rd.

From the North-

Take 95 South to Belvidere Street exit.

At the end of the exit turn left.

Turn right onto Belvidere Street.

Go six blocks and turn left onto Franklin Street.

We are located on the left side of the street before you cross 3rd Street.

From the South (Midlothian)

Take Powhite Parkway to 195 South (Downtown Expressway)

Exit at the 2nd Street/Byrd Street exit.

Take the 1st left onto 2nd Street.

Go 4 blocks and take a right onto Franklin Street.

We are located on the left side of the street before you cross 3rd Street.

From the South (Petersburg/Chester)

Take 95 North to 195 N (Downtown Expressway)

Exit at the Belvidere Street Exit.

Merge onto Canal Street.

Make the first right onto Adams Street.

Make the first right onto Cary Street.

Go three blocks and turn left onto 2nd Street.

Go two blocks and turn right onto Franklin Street.

We are located on the left side of the street before you cross 3rd Street.

From the East-

Take 64 West to the 5th Street/ Coliseum Exit.

Stay on 5th Street, go 4 blocks and turn right onto Grace St.

Go 4 blocks and turn onto 1st Street.

Take the first left onto Franklin Street.

We are located on the left side of the street before you cross 3rd Street.

214 E. Franklin St.

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 344-0081