Business

Boxed in: 'War zone' on Mall hurting businesses
Published on Jun 13th, 2010
37 comments For over two years, The Box and other business on 2nd SE have endured constant construction. PHOTO BY CHAS WEBSTER Chas Webster figured that by now there’d be a lovely outdoor patio space and a...
Final tally: Kluge auction brings $15.2 million
Published on Jun 10th, 2010
2 comments The $87K 18th-century Meissen pugs far exceeded their $35K high estimate. PHOTO COURTESY SOTHEBY'S It's always a good feeling to clear out the clutter, and Patricia Kluge must be feeling...
Kluge clock sells for $3.8 million
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
9 comments A Chinese clock goes for more than three times its estimate. PHOTO COURTESY SOTHEBY'S An Imperial Chinese Qing Dynasty table clock far exceeded its high-end $1 million estimate, and after fierce...
Hammer time: Kluge auction pulls in $6.4 million first session
Published on Jun 8th, 2010
8 comments A pair of lamps, displayed on a TV screen, goes for $4,375. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE How do you tell who was the most serious about taking home a piece or two of the Patricia Kluge collection among...
Camera obscura: 52-year-old Cary's photo shop closes
Published on Jun 7th, 2010
12 comments Cary's Photo Shoppe ended 52 years in business on April 30. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The first Charlottesville casualties of the digital camera-era came in 2005 when Rapid Photos and the Camera Center...
Mall's burrito cart owner bolts
Published on Jun 7th, 2010
9 comments Lyndon Larson has moved from the Mall to a yacht in the Mediterranean. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE After less than a year, L's Burrito and Juice Co. owner Lyndon Larson has decided to call it quits...
Big lots: Sotheby's stages giganto Kluge estate sale
Published on Jun 4th, 2010
9 comments The catalog for the collection of Patricia Kluge weighs in at more than 600 pages. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Even when Patricia Kluge downsizes, it's done on a grand scale. The former billionaire's...
SIDEBAR- Local protestors target BP station
Published on Jun 1st, 2010
58 comments The signs drew honks of support and occasional jeers from passing drivers. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER A group of local citizens staged a peaceful Sunday afternoon protest at one of Charlottesville's BP-...
Ice, ice, maybe: Can a Park deal be struck before it's too late?
Published on May 27th, 2010
25 comments The rink was officially opened on May 1, 1996. It will officially close on June 30 unless a buyer steps up. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER In spite of increasingly urgent negotiations with an unnamed "...
City Market takes plastic for tokens
Published on May 24th, 2010
0 comments The popular City Market now takes plastic. PHOTO FROM CITY MARKET WEBSITE The Charlottesville City Market announced recently that it now accepting debit cards, including SNAP cards, the debit card...
Supes give farm wineries more free range
Published on May 24th, 2010
0 comments Keswick Vineyards, which went on the block earlier this year. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Earlier this month, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors made it a little easier for local farm...
Christie's toppled: Jury hands Minor $8 million victory
Published on May 22nd, 2010
29 comments Minor just won a big one. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN After a two-week trial in a federal court in San Francisco, jurors have awarded Internet millionaire and Charlottesville hotel builder Halsey...
RR fence comes down
Published on May 21st, 2010
5 comments The May 14 fence erection caused uproar in Crozet. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Buckingham Branch unblocked much of the parking lot May 21 at the Square in Crozet, one week after sealing it off, the...
Snap o' the day: Fenced out
Published on May 20th, 2010
0 comments Merchants at the Square in Crozet are being squeezed by the loss of two-thirds of the parking there. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The controversial no-park zone at the Square in Crozet, fenced in by...
Fry's Spring Station set to serve
Published on May 18th, 2010
23 comments The old service station will be serving again this Friday, May 21. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Over a year after the Fry’s Spring Service Station was closed after a 70-year run servicing cars, the...
'Butter Boy' wants to spread the news
Published on May 18th, 2010
0 comments Skylark and other vendors rise early to prepare for the Saturday City Market. PHOTO FROM CITY MARKET WEBSITE James Skylark, a.k.a. the Butter Boy, rises at 3am to press fresh juices and move the...
Don't forget Earlysville Market
Published on May 18th, 2010
0 comments Dish wants to remind folks that the Earlysville Farmers Market, in only its second year of business, is now open on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm, offering local produce, eggs, fruits, plant starters,...
Snap: Carr's Field train
Published on May 17th, 2010
1 comments About a dozen miles west of this point, a railroad controversy reigns. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Two spectators to first-round action at the Boys Middle School Lacrosse League's season-ending...
Getting Results: Local CEO tosses the time clock
Published on May 14th, 2010
8 comments Meddius and Intalgent CEO Jeff Gunther allows his employees to work when they want. PHOTO COURTESY JEFF GUNTHER Last year, local business owner Jeff Gunther allowed his 22 employees to do something...
Massive foreclosure: Western subdivisions rocked by default
Published on May 13th, 2010
15 comments 29 of the 40 lots in this upscale subdivision have been foreclosed upon. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In what could be Albemarle's most spectacular foreclosure ever–- totaling $17.4 million–-...
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