Business

Fry's Spring Service Station: some forgotten history
Published on Feb 1st, 2010
5 comments The side service bay of the Fry's Spring Garage in 2007... FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER ...and what it looks like today. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Unlike most restaurant openings, the opening of Fry's...
A Cultural Workshop on Russian Food and Drink
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
0 comments From Speak! Language Center: The stereotypical Russian is most often associated with vodka. Is this accurate? What is the history of drinking in Russia? What is the current attitude in Russia...
Clifton Haitian relief benefit
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
0 comments On February 4 the Clifton Inn will host a benefit dinner for the earthquake victims of Haiti. The dinner is $45 per person and all proceeds will go toward the Oxfam America-Haiti Relief Fund. In...
Michie discount offered
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
0 comments The Michie Tavern reports that is offering a midday fare discount coupons for local residents weekdays through February 26. The $4.00 discount coupons are available on the Tavern website www....
Ticketmaster merger okayed
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
14 comments In what might initially appear to be a blow to artists such as Bruce Springsteen, who bemoaned the proposed merger, the Justice Department gave tentative approval today to the merger of Ticketmaster...
Freed Van der Linde: Govt drops suit against recycler
Published on Jan 20th, 2010
41 comments The board met for over an hour at 7:30am and reconvened at 6pm on Wednesday to hammer out settlement terms. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Amid a succession of public relations nightmares, including the...
Carving Board Caf�© handed off
Published on Jan 19th, 2010
11 comments The Carving Board Caf© in Albemarle Square has changed hands, but not the menu. FILE PHOTO Since opening their little Albemarle Square sandwich shop in June 2005, Carving Board Caf© chef/owners...
Fry's Spring Service Station to get tasty tune-up
Published on Jan 18th, 2010
31 comments The historic Fry's Spring Service Station is set to become a gourmet pizza restaurant in March. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR After a 70-year run servicing cars, the historic Fry’s Spring Service Station is...
Snap: High climber
Published on Jan 15th, 2010
6 comments A workman with Dodson Glass reglazes the upper part of a window at 10:08am Friday morning, January 15 at an office of the Southern Environmental Law Center on the Downtown Mall. (Ladder falls cause...
Hump Day gelato delights
Published on Jan 14th, 2010
0 comments Splendora's Gelato Caf© on the Downtown Mall will be offering its third annual "all-you-can-eat Wednesdays" through January and February. For $6.50 you can have as much gelato as your heart desires...
Arirang restaurant up for auction
Published on Jan 13th, 2010
7 comments Arirang Restaurant, the Korean place that replaced Ludwig’s Schnitzelhouse on Fontaine Avenue in September 2008 has closed, and the owners are auctioning off all their restaurant stuff on January 23...
Waste Works lawsuit for dumb-dumbs: or a busy citizens guide to the local waste war
Published on Jan 13th, 2010
27 comments “In my opinion, there is compelling evidence to support a lawsuit against Mr. Van der Linde,” said City Councilor David Brown, who serves on the RSWA Board. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It appeared to...
Clifton slashes prices! Reveals cooking secrets!
Published on Jan 12th, 2010
0 comments In an offer more typical of warehouse mattress or furniture stores, the swanky Clifton Inn is having a 50 percent off sale through January. That’s right, every Monday and Tuesday until the end of the...
Changes at La Taza include name, prices
Published on Jan 12th, 2010
14 comments Next week, La Taza will change its name to Roast: a neighborhood eatry and espresso bar. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR While La Taza prepares to open La Tazita in the SNL Buildings, which we reported...
All aboard! Java Depot lays tracks
Published on Jan 12th, 2010
1 comments The Java Depot in Nellyford, which happens to be a restored train depot, opened in June last year. PHOTO COURTESY JAVA DEPOT In our yearly round-up of openings and closings, Dish missed one opening...
'Debt of gratitude': Kaine thanks Biscuit Run sellers, not taxpayers
Published on Jan 8th, 2010
61 comments Biscuit run investors Hunter Craig and DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley joined Governor Tim Kaine on January 8 at the new Monticello Visitor's Center to celebrate the state's purchase of the 1,200-acre...
Capshaw signs Faith Hill
Published on Jan 8th, 2010
10 comments Last year, Charlottesville music management powerhouse Red Light Management signed country star Tim McGraw; now, the company owned by Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw has signed the star's...
Avon demo debris dumped at demolisher's
Published on Jan 7th, 2010
29 comments A Parham Construction dump truck arrives at owner Ronnie Parham's residence on Route 20 South January 7 with a load of debris from the Avon Street sawmill demo. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR At least since...
Snap: Waste Management
Published on Dec 27th, 2009
18 comments Working through the situation, Waste Management employees collect garbage at 8:19am on Wednesday the 23rd of December on Second Street NW.
Snap: Mt. Chipotle
Published on Dec 24th, 2009
16 comments While public response has been criticized, private crews have made mountains out of snowhills, such as this peak near Chipotle restaurant in Barracks Road Shopping Center. Photographed at 9:59am...