Business

Dust devils: Amtrak lot gets Durasoil after West Main complaints
Published on Nov 2nd, 2010
25 comments West Mainers have called the dusty Amtrak parking lot a "blight" on the neighborhood. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It looks like Amtrak parking lot owners Gabe Silverman and Alan Cadgene have finally...
$35 million crunch: Credit lines force Kluge Winery foreclosure
Published on Oct 30th, 2010
64 comments In September, Bill Moses and Patricia Kluge cut the ribbon on the science building at PVCC that bears their names. Now the winery that bears her name faces foreclosure. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR The...
Fight hub? Ice Rink to host MMA brawl
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
33 comments When Mark Brown purchased the Charlottesville Ice Park this past summer, he said the key to its success would lie in turning it from a single-purpose to a multi-use facility. Brown will put that plan...
Grand opening: Dunkin' drops in on Corner
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
61 comments A Dunkin' Donuts which doubles as a Baskin Robbins has finally opened on The Corner in the old Rita's space. So what does that mean for students and Corner goers? Coffee, coffee drinks, donuts,...
Chipotle's horror-able food contest
Published on Oct 19th, 2010
1 comments Chipotle founder Steve Ells and chef Jamie Oliver dressed up as bad food. PHOTO COURTESY CHIPOTLE Chipotle’s Steve Ells and chef Jamie Oliver have teamed up to underscore the importance of eating...
Carpe Donut rolling along
Published on Oct 19th, 2010
0 comments Carpe Donut is  stepping up production, but "Gypsy" will still be roaming around town. PHOTO FROM CARPE DONUT WEBSITE Foodies may have noticed that Carpe Donut's red trailer hasn't been showing up...
Jinx hardly jinxed
Published on Oct 19th, 2010
4 comments Foodies keep finding Jinx's 'cue. PHOTO BY ROBYN LEE The network of food websites/blogs Serious Eats recently gave our own James "Jinx" Kern some serious love. Writing about a July visit to Jinx's...
'Without cause': Bank fires complaining client
Published on Oct 13th, 2010
116 comments Tim Kindrick, 20-year veteran in the U.S. Army military police, still doesn't understand why his bank told him to take a hike. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE When Tim Kindrick went into his bank on...
Soft jazz: Carlton's coming to East Market
Published on Oct 11th, 2010
6 comments Bohšme in its heyday. Now casual fine-dining is returning to the space. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Once again the restaurant space in the old Michie Company building at 609 East Market Street, across...
Sticks up: Security cam captures Pantops heist
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
18 comments A security camera at Sticks Kabob Shop catches a thief red-handed. PHOTO COURTESY ALBEMARLE COUNTY POLICE On Monday night, October 4, someone made a late-night run to Sticks Kabob Shop on Pantops;...
Wine clubbing: Jefferson Vineyards invites you to be a connoisseur
Published on Oct 5th, 2010
0 comments Jefferson Vineyards has started a new wine club, and you're invited to join. But you better hurry. While the freshly corked Jefferson Connoisseur’s Wine Club is free to join, it'll be limited to 250...
Snap: Civilian defense?
Published on Sep 29th, 2010
4 comments Soon you'll be able to get your firearms on West Rio Road. PHOTO FROM HOOK READER A Hook reader noticed this new business coming soon to West Rio Road, right next to Papa John's and across from...
Historic deal: Martha Jefferson to merge with Sentara
Published on Sep 29th, 2010
12 comments Martha Jefferson Hospital also just sold its Locust Avenue facilities. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Martha Jefferson Hospital announced today it will merge with Sentara, a regional health care system based...
Thai one on in Crozet
Published on Sep 28th, 2010
2 comments The Thai '99 folks add a new location in Crozet. PHOTO COURTESY JIM DUNCAN The folks at Thai ââ?¬Ë?99, with locations on 29 North, behind Albemarle Square Shopping Center, and on Fontaine Avenue,...
New venue gem? Outback out, Deuces in
Published on Sep 28th, 2010
2 comments One of the recent theme nights that Deuces Lounge hopes will attract folks who want to get down. PHOTO FROM DEUCES FACEBOOK PAGE In case you haven't heard, the old Outback Lodge at 917 Preston...
Kayakgate: Stolen boat held despite Twitterer's find
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
29 comments Social networking expert Marijean Jaggers used Twitter and pie to find her stolen kayak. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The dismay that avid social networker Marijean Jaggers felt when she discovered her...
Grownup flicks: ATO launches feature films with 'Mao'
Published on Sep 21st, 2010
0 comments Chi Cao and Camilla Vergotis strike a ballet pose in the new ATO film. PHOTO BY SIMON CARDWELL/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS/ATO PICTURES With Netflix and YouTube grabbing eyeballs, and with blockbusters...
CiderWorks makes tasting the hard stuff easy
Published on Sep 21st, 2010
0 comments Stop by Albemarle ciderWorks this weekend for a tasting!. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Chuck and Charlotte Shelton of Albemarle CiderWorks at Rural Ridge Orchard in North Garden, just off of 29...
'Bottoms' up: Blue Mountain, Devils Backbone grab some Gold
Published on Sep 21st, 2010
8 comments Something brewing: Taylor and Mandi Smack makin' beer. PHOTO COURTESY BMB A shout out to the Blue Mountain Brewery and Devils Backbone Brewing Company for nabbing some Gold Medals at the 2010 Great...
Oompa loompa: Horse & Hound celebrates Oktoberfest
Published on Sep 20th, 2010
1 comments Octoberfestermeister: Horse & Hound owner Luther Fedora. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER We may not be in Germany, but The Horse & Hound Gastropub on West Main Street will be doing its best to...