Business

Check out his belly
Published on May 13th, 2010
2 comments Pork belly fresh off the pit at the BBQ Exchange. PHOTO COURTESY CRAIG HARTMAN Pork belly, that is. Fossett’s chef Craig Hartman, who opened a down-home BBQ joint in Gordonsville in February,...
Sign or art? City cites camera shop for new mural
Published on May 12th, 2010
46 comments Sixteen students and two teachers from Tandem Friends School transformed the wall of Richmond Camera in late March. Now, the city is forcing the business to paint it gray once more. PHOTOS COURTESY...
Miller Center: Executive Compensation: Challenges and Pitfalls
Published on May 8th, 2010
0 comments Wall Street banks and other businesses that received federal bail-out funds predicted that their top executives would quit if they weren’t paid lavishly. Now, Kenneth R. Feinberg, the “pay czar” who...
Downtown Crozet to lose its main parking lot over RR fears
Published on May 7th, 2010
35 comments In 1994, a nursing home receptionist and the elderly walker-using woman she was trying to save were struck and killed by one of these in Crozet. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Turns out it's owned by the...
Mall man: Urban pioneer Chuck Lewis has died
Published on May 6th, 2010
12 comments Lewis' accomplishments were noted in magazines such as Albemarle, left, and an economic development brochure, right. LEWIS FAMILY COLLECTION One of Charlottesville's leading businesspeople, the man...
Zynodoa Mother's Day brunch
Published on May 5th, 2010
0 comments In addition to free dessert for mom, Zynodoa is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring locally-sourced items, such as: Eggs Zynodoa (poached eggs | polyface pork tenderloin | black...
Are we ready for pizzacones?
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
0 comments Here’s an idea for a new eatery: pizza cones. Apparently, they are creating quite a buzz in New York City, and have been popular for some time in Brazil, Russia, and Italy. If fact, according to this...
Broader-band: CenturyLink acquires Qwest
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
6 comments CenturyLink headquarters for Virginia are on West Main Street. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE It seems like just last year that CenturyTel acquired Embarq and started repainting those utility trucks with a...
Former Ten chef makes the 'major' scene in DC
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
0 comments The Buddha Bar in Paris. PUBLICITY PHOTO Back in February, we reported that Ten executive Chef Chul Kee Ko had moved on, setting the stage for long-time sous-chef Pei Chang to take over. But we...
orderTopia: An app for apps and entr�©es
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
0 comments Eppie's Dan Epstein has a delicious app for you. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Now that iPhone's can jump from Tweeting to eateing, as Eppie’s co-owner Dan Epstein and his customer and local techie...
Brixâ�Šah, Terrace Caf�© lands a spot at MJH
Published on Apr 27th, 2010
0 comments The (Brix...shhh!) Terrace Cafe on Pantops. PHOTO FROM CAFE WEBSITE After losing the name of her restaurant to a pizza franchise moving to town this summer, Brix Terrace Caf© (which is now supposed...
Trashformation: Lake Monticello opts for local MRF
Published on Apr 26th, 2010
10 comments Waste Management just lost 4,200 customers to Van der Linde's MRF. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The City of Charlottesville’s corporate trash hauler Waste Management was dealt another blow by the...
Ads up: Hook wins big at VPA
Published on Apr 26th, 2010
11 comments The Hook's advertising department won big at the 2009 Virginia Press Association ad awards banquet in Portsmouth on Saturday night, taking home 21 awards for excellence in advertising–- along...
Meadowcreek Parkway lawsuit smashed
Published on Apr 24th, 2010
26 comments The lawsuit by a local group trying to stop construction of the Meadowcreek Parkway has stopped at the Virginia Supreme Court. The next effort to halt the long-planned, already begun connector...
L7 & The Backyard: Elliewood continues to evolve
Published on Apr 23rd, 2010
0 comments After 32 years, Martha's Caf© on the Corner closed, and the site became Cantina. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR For over three decades, the little blue house at 11 Elliewood Avenue was known as Martha’s...
GREEN HOME-Stop recycling! Local haulers want to do it for you
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
13 comments Goodbye, Waste Managment? Goodbye, RSWA? Hello, local haulers? FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER You’ve been doing it for years–-dutifully separating recyclables from your trash, rinsing jars and...
BizBrief: Eco-shop moves Downtown
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
1 comments The award-winning Blue Ridge Eco Shop, which has been selling earth-friendly products in Preston Plaza for the last three years, is moving to the Downtown Mall. “The new space is really the Eco-Shop...
The Upstairs will call it quits; Brookeville coming to town
Published on Apr 21st, 2010
14 comments The Upstairs, the steakhouse above Escaf© will close in June. PHOTO FROM UPSTAIRS WEBSITE If you’ve been meaning to eat at The Upstairs on the Downtown Mall, Dish suggests you make reservations...
Kluge's jewels on 'Today Show'
Published on Apr 16th, 2010
25 comments Winemaker Patricia Kluge is shedding the skin of her life as billionaire's wife by selling both her mansion, Albemarle House, and other lavish belongings, including jewelry. A couple of the items to...
Write stuff: Rock Paper Scissors back on Mall
Published on Apr 16th, 2010
4 comments Heather McNulty and Dani Antol in their new store, where even the receipts are handwritten. PHOTO BY SUSAN KALERGIS For some, the love of good paper is so intense that the words "deckle edge" can...