VCU journalism student Alix Bryan has done some fine reporting about
the Devil's Triangle - visit this site for her interviews of local residents and her take
on this neighborhood.
This small neighborhood, established in the 1920s, has been known as "The Devil's Triangle" since the 1980s. The name came from the rough and rowdy bars located on the 600 and 700 blocks of N. Sheppard Street. Those bars are gone now - replaced by other establishments. The neighborhood is still active. New businesses keep opening up and other long time ones have continued. This site will try to document the history of this small but vibrant Richmond neighborhood.
Just for the record - the name of this neighborhood, the Devil's Triangle, comes from the reputation of the bars in the area that existed in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Two in particular were notorious for their rowdy clientele, The Ritz,