Business

Atlas Coffee to serve up Italian experience
Published on Dec 10th, 2010
16 comments Woody and Ruth Outlaw with their daughters (and future baristas) Pearl and Esther, during the renovation of Atlas Coffee on Fontaine Avenue. PHOTO COURTESY THE OUTLAWS In Italy they belly up to...
Kluge foreclosure: Lots of interest, zero bids
Published on Dec 8th, 2010
16 comments Trustee Bill Shmidheiser, center, talks with registered bidders who didn't bid, such as Wendell Wood, right. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE It was quite a different scene from the Sotheby's auction in June...
More guilty pleas from ex-Glenmore officer
Published on Dec 6th, 2010
11 comments Mike Comer before his world crashed down around him (left) and after he emerged from a month hiding in the woods. Glenmore Community Association's former treasurer, Michael D. Comer, 46, pleaded...
Run for the hose: Taco Bell destroyed by fire
Published on Dec 4th, 2010
34 comments It was located at 820 Gardens Boulevard near the Carmike cinemas. PHOTO BY CHARLES WERNER A Taco Bell restaurant was destroyed by fire December 4, as photographs shot by Charlottesville fire chief...
Snap: Utility pole-raising
Published on Dec 2nd, 2010
1 comments Workers raise the pole at 9:29am Thursday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Ever wonder how a utility pole gets raised? Well, it appears to involve a boom on a truck, as this December 2 install along Second...
The C&O: a friendly port in a stormy world
Published on Nov 30th, 2010
1 comments The C&O has always been the home of the second chance," says owner Dave Simpson, who has run the Water Street restaurant for 30 years. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO For 30 years now, Dave Simpson...
Java Depot re-opened, Wolf's a brewing
Published on Nov 30th, 2010
0 comments All aboard! The Java Depot is taking passengers again in Nelson. PHOTO FROM JAVA DEPOT WEBSITE It looks like the Java Depot in Nelson County has re-opened. Previous owners Nancy Kern and her husband...
Starlight sold: New owner bets on bus travel
Published on Nov 29th, 2010
39 comments New owner Dan Goff says Starlight Express has newer buses, better wi-fi, and more leg room. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER For six years, the Starlight Express, brainchild of entrepreneurs Oliver Kuttner and...
Now it's Comcast whose internet went down
Published on Nov 29th, 2010
16 comments So say the Twieeters and the bloggers. (A week ago, CenturyLink either did or did not have a problem.)
Slideshow: Black Friday vs. Buy Nothing Day
Published on Nov 28th, 2010
3 comments Hours before the sun came up on Friday, November 26, parking lots at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Toys 'R Us and K-Mart overflowed, and traffic streamed up and down 29N like some surreal middle-of-the-night...
Nothing to opt out of here, says CHO
Published on Nov 23rd, 2010
12 comments In anticipation of National Opt-Out Day, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport announces it does not have the full-body imaging technology that is sending passengers to protest by refusing the scans...
Like wine for chocolate: 32nd area winery to open
Published on Nov 22nd, 2010
25 comments Glass House Winery grapes are ready to deliver. PHOTO FROM SANDERS FAMILY WEBSITE According to the Hook's latest count, there are 31 area wineries, which is enough to give Dish a hangover just...
Hello, Mr. Chang: Space change, but elusive chef still coming
Published on Nov 17th, 2010
22 comments Chef Peter Chang has signed a lease for the former Wild Greens space in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Despite recent reports to the contrary, renowned chef Peter Chang is...
Un-wreathed: City Market founders' kin kicked out
Published on Nov 16th, 2010
60 comments Sandy Cason pulls out a grass he likes to use in his wreaths from his greenery-laden truck. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "My uncles, my grandfather, me sat out here on the Downtown Mall," says lifelong...
Crozet Pizza tops in Virginia, says USA Today
Published on Nov 15th, 2010
2 comments Crozet Pizza's iconic counter. PHOTO FROM CROzET PIZZA WEBSITE Congratulations to Crozet Pizza for being named one of the 51 greatest pizza parlors in the country by USAToday. It's an honor well-...
Thanksgiving-to-go at Horse and Hound
Published on Nov 12th, 2010
0 comments Why not let Horse and Hound's Luther Fedora handle Thanksgiving dinner? PHOTO BY WILL WALKER If you're expecting a few folks for dinner on the last Thursday in November, and don't want to spend the...
Brix...ah, Terrace Cafe on Pantops has closed
Published on Nov 10th, 2010
40 comments "It's time to downsize," says Brix Terrace Cafe owner Karen Laetare. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Restaurant owners tend to preen like cats when they first open, but when they close the Restaurant...
Food for thought: Where to put the City Market?
Published on Nov 9th, 2010
91 comments For 17 years the Charlottesville City Market has greeted the sunrise in the Water Street parking lot, but vendors now want a new home. PHOTO BY LESLIE JENKINS When it comes to finding a permanent...
Evolutionary experience: Rule-fighting Arby's becomes A Patriot's Place
Published on Nov 9th, 2010
53 comments The Forest Lakes Arby's sign gets replaced with an American Flag. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Forest Lakes Arby’s owner Tom Slonaker has never been shy about promoting his business while expressing his...
Hole in the Walmart: Osaka delights in Waynesboro
Published on Nov 2nd, 2010
1 comments Dish recently got a hot tip from a reader about a new Japanese fusion restaurant in Waynesboro called Osaka III. Apparently, it's a little tricky to find as it's tucked away on the tire-changing side...