Business

Crozet wrinkle: Eyed for re-do, Barnes lumberyard skids
Published on Jun 5th, 2012
9 comments Eighteen months ago, Crozet was abuzz at the news that J. Bruce Barnes Lumber in the heart of the village would be redeveloped into a pedestrian mall. Today the town is stunned that the 19-acre...
Blood on the bricks
Published on May 31st, 2012
2 comments A six-foot swath of blood drops splattered on the Downtown Mall bricks near the crossing at Second Street greeted people Thursday morning. Police had not responded to an inquiry from the Hook at post...
Halsey's houses: Fox Ridge offered as plantation deteriorates
Published on May 22nd, 2012
8 comments The long unwinding of assets owned by internet millionaire Halsey Minor now includes his hometown property: Fox Ridge Farm, a 205-acre equestrian estate near Free Union. Quietly placed on the market...
Weschler's world: Berkshire Hathaway buys 'Daily Progress'
Published on May 17th, 2012
6 comments Ted Weschler has just become an even bigger media mogul in Charlottesville. That's because his boss, Warren Buffett, just bought most of debt-laden Media General's newspapers, and Weschler, co-owner...
Where's the fire?
Published on May 9th, 2012
0 comments A stove fire at the Nook around 1:30pm May 9 brings at least four Charlottesville firetrucks to the Downtown Mall and evacuates the restaurant. Damage is minimal, according to a firefighter on the...
BofA Day: Protesters mark shareholders meeting
Published on May 9th, 2012
6 comments In Charlotte, North Carolina, five people have already been arrested at the Bank of America shareholders meeting today. In Charlottesville, members of a group called Blue Ridge Council for Conscious...
'Hot Air' rises: Filmmakers reach $65K, push on to Nolte
Published on May 4th, 2012
4 comments For 45 days, Derek Sieg and Jeremy Goldstein did everything they could think of to raise money to make a movie. They sold t-shirts on the Downtown Mall. They buttonholed every connection they had....
Battle of the noodle: Allied heats up recycling rhetoric against Van der Linde
Published on May 2nd, 2012
73 comments For several years now, Allied Waste, which is owned by mega-waste company Republic Services, has been largely silent while Van der Linde Recycling (VDLR) steals all the local trash and recycling...
Café-market: Batesville gets its store back
Published on May 1st, 2012
8 comments The historic structure that previously housed the beloved Batesville Store has reopened, and its new incarnation is Plank Road Exchange, which its foodie proprietors describe as a "café-market."...
Vacancies down: But can renters absorb enough empties?
Published on Apr 30th, 2012
8 comments The number of vacant houses has fallen by more than a third. Could this be the recovery sign that blogging realtor Jim Duncan hopes it is? On April 20, Duncan posted an entry on realcentralva.com...
Everybody's place: Citizen Burger Bar set for Memorial Day opening
Published on Apr 29th, 2012
6 comments Restaurateur Andy McClure says he's been trying to open a place on the Downtown Mall for several years. And he came close a few times, once at The Gleason, and another time closer downtown where Jean...
Bidding war erupts on Evergreen
Published on Apr 29th, 2012
5 comments 3/14/2012 Albemarle William W. Bailey to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1625 Cool Spring Road, $169,744 (foreclosure) Belvedere Station Land Trust to Rita H. Reid, 876 Belvedere Boulevard, $...
Century of Snow's: Family business hits the big 100
Published on Apr 27th, 2012
1 comments Where's Willard Scott when you need him? Three generations of Snows gathered Thursday at the Snow's Garden Center headquarters on Avon Street to celebrate the 100th birthday of the family business. "...
Big windowless: Stonefield's Regal makes its mark
Published on Apr 24th, 2012
6 comments The new Regal Entertainment 14-screen theater rises on Hydraulic Road, a powerful symbol of cinematic enthusiasm in a town that hasn't seen a new movie place since the 1996 opening of the downtown...
Pack 10: Hook wins journalism, advertising awards
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
6 comments The Hook took home 10 journalism awards and 13 for advertising, including a Best in Show, at the April 21 Virginia Press Association conference in Roanoke. In the news side of the house,...
Atlantic: Quite the convertible name
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
2 comments One of Charlottesville's best-known brands is no more. But the shop launched 30 years ago as Atlantic Futon lives on, morphed by its founder into something suited to a changing marketplace. The...
App-reciation: Cardagin helps businesses say 'thanks'
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
3 comments To launch his 21st century phone app business Cardagin, Rob Masri says he learned everything he needed to know when he was a kid at his family's restaurant in southwest Virginia. "My father always...
Morning napalm: The other side of the wine industry
Published on Apr 21st, 2012
11 comments By Robert Butler You've probably heard that iconic cinematic moment in Apocalypse Now from Robert Duvall's character, Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning," he says...
Renovation and location make for quick sale
Published on Apr 21st, 2012
0 comments 3/8/12 Charlottesville Opre Gleasons Development LLC to Cooper W. Stewart & Louisa T. Bradford, 200 Garrett Street, Unit 402, $439,000 Ferdinand D. Harris, Jr., Sarah F. Harris, Reva L. Nowell,...
Property auctions
Published on Apr 21st, 2012
0 comments May 1 at 11:30am at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 1646 Seminole TrailDebtor: WSG Charlottesville LLCOriginal amount owing: unknownBidder brings: $100,000 Info: Charles R. Schwartz 804-775-4351...