Business

Spice Guys: Seasoned restaurateurs invent their own guapo
Published on Jul 1st, 2010
1 comments Los Patrons de Mas Guapo Foods. PHOTO FROM MAS GUAPO WEBSITE A new company called Mas Guapo Foods (no connection to Mas restaurant in Belmont) is spicing up the local marketing scene by selling a...
Empty ice: Park closes after 14 years
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
3 comments Maren, 5, and her mother, Sara Willard come off the ice at 4:38pm Wednesday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER One of Charlottesville's landmarks, a building credited with symbolizing– if not sparking...
Timely disposal: City dumps RSWA for Van der Linde
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
9 comments Van der Linde's recycling facility(surrounding the holding pond) is permitted to handle 1,000 tons of trash a day. The RSWA's Ivy transfer station: 150 tons a day PHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN Last year, our...
CiderWorks to celebrate
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
0 comments Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine enjoys a little CiderWorks cider last year. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNIAR Last year, in an effort to promote new local agribusinesses, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine...
X-static: Kuttner's cars leading the X Prize pack
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
5 comments The Very Light Cars are the only contenders now in the X Prize's mainstream category. PHOTO COURTESY EDISON2 If Oliver Kuttner's Very Light Car doesn't win the Progressive Automotive X Prize, nobody...
Closet fire: Mop head blaze smokes up Rev Soup
Published on Jun 29th, 2010
2 comments Nothing was cooking when things started smoking up this morning, say staffers who evacuated the restaurant. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE A mop head stored in a closet beside a hot water heater burns...
SNL Financial opens Richmond office
Published on Jun 24th, 2010
30 comments The 2006 opening of SNL's five-story building in Ahmedabad, an Indian city of 5.2 million, attracted that city's mayor. Will Richmond's follow suit? PHOTO BY SNL SNL Financial, the Charlottesville-...
Deadline passing: 'Contingent' hope as Ice Park set for closure
Published on Jun 23rd, 2010
38 comments A signed contract offers fresh hope that the Charlottesville Ice Park won't have to close after all. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The owners stayed on message: it will close for business on June 3o....
Painter of Light makes 'This Week in Crazy'
Published on Jun 23rd, 2010
0 comments Thomas Kinkade poses for a police mugshot in Carmel after his arrest for driving under the influence. Artist Thomas Kinkade, who once franchised a gallery in Charlottesville that led to a $3 million...
Java Depot up for sale
Published on Jun 23rd, 2010
0 comments The Java Depot could be yours. PHOTO BY COURTESY THE JAVA DEPOT Ever dreamt of owning a caf© in a historic train depot in the mountains of Virginia? Well, the Java Depot near Wintergreen happens to...
Splendora's changes hands
Published on Jun 22nd, 2010
9 comments Splendora's on the Downtown Mall. PHOTO BY STAFF Splendora’s Gelato Caf©, which has been thrilling Downtown Mall mavens with its big city design and exotic Italian gelatos and coffees since 2004,...
2 protests: War, Perriello office location draw citizens
Published on Jun 21st, 2010
86 comments Jefferson Area Tea Party chair Carole Thorpe wants to assemble closer to Congressman Tom Perriello's office. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The sidewalk in front of Congressman Tom Perriello's office was...
Stonefire Kitchen opens in Barboursville
Published on Jun 21st, 2010
5 comments Stonefire Kitchen in Barboursville. PHOTO FROM STONEFIRE STATION WEBSITE Dish has been hearing good things about Stonefire Kitchen, which opened earlier this month right next to the Stonefire...
Snap o' the day: Still closed
Published on Jun 21st, 2010
1 comments No pedestrian access makes for a challenging business climate. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Second Street SE construction still is boxing in businesses like The Box. Its owner, Chas Webster, couldn't get...
Immigration consternation: Progress email ad outrages
Published on Jun 18th, 2010
53 comments An ad in support of Arizona's hot-button new immigration laws caused the Progress to rethink its email marketing policy. The marketing email is nothing new, and if you've ever purchased anything...
Ventana offers affordable new summer menu
Published on Jun 17th, 2010
5 comments Ventana chef Sebastien Jack. FILE PHOTO BY SEAN WATHEN Ventana owner Michael Fitzgerald has announced some coming changes this summer for his Downtown Mall restaurant. They’ll now be doing brunch...
Buffet buster: Golden Corral rounded up
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
4 comments Golden Corral's famous steak serving station. PHOTO FROM GOLDEN CORRAL WEBSITE After 15 years the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill restaurant on Route 29 North headed for the big round up in the...
Lights on: ACAC steps to the plate at Lane
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
14 comments The Lane League's opening day was marred by County budget cuts, but local businesses have since stepped in to help. PHOTO BY JEREMY VESTAL The Lane Babe Ruth League’s opening day this year was a grim...
TEN to be open way after ten
Published on Jun 14th, 2010
0 comments TEN will stay up late on Fridays and Saturdays. FILE PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER Good news for folks strolling the Mall late on Friday and Saturday nights and who have a hankerin’ for gourmet sushi. As of...
NYT takes aim at Halsey Minor
Published on Jun 14th, 2010
5 comments “I’m going to finish that damn hotel,” Minor has said, “because I started it.”. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Looks like the New York Times can’t resist a good Halsey Minor story either. From...