REALTOR® Faye Hager’s 7-Year Hostel Project in Progress
Richmond REALTOR® Faye Hager watched her dream and 7-year campaign spring to life this September, as local construction company J.W. Enochs broke ground on Richmond’s first hostel. “I felt like I got married. I was on a high,” Hager said.
The venture began when Faye met with John Wills, of the Potomac Council of Hostelling in Washington, DC. Faye discovered the value of hostels while traveling through Europe and shared John’s sentiment that Richmond was in need of a hostel.
They recruited a group of volunteers, gathered ideas, and initially rented a building on Broad Street, for which they hoped to secure the funding to purchase and use as the hostel site. “It was included in the Friday night Art Walk for a while,” Hager said. They were not able to secure the amount of funds needed for the project within their timeline, but Faye did not scrap the idea…