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Land banking: It's always a buyer's market for UVA
Published on Apr 19th, 2012
17 comments Having trouble getting what you want for that home or apartment building you're trying to sell? Your best bet these days is to hope that UVA wants it. Ahead of the South Lawn project, several...
Drowning in debt? Water litigator warns of future shocks
Published on Apr 18th, 2012
52 comments Citizens who have seen their water bills triple over the past decade are facing another wave of price hikes and a suddenly-doubled debt load that could cause financial trouble. And they have just...
Mud fun: 2,400 humans, one bull turn out for Mud Warrior
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
4 comments Participants came prepared to leap over flames, scale walls, and wade through mud, but several runners in the first-ever Mud Warrior mud race faced an unexpected obstacle: a charging bull. "Those...
Labor of love: Covesville Victorian renovated by neighbor
Published on Apr 14th, 2012
0 comments Address: 5502 Monacan Trail RoadNeighborhood: Covesville in southern AlbemarleAsking: $275,000Assessment: $140,600Year Built: 1870Size:  2,816 finished sq. ft., 0 unfinishedLand: .58 acresCurb...
Long listing in Ivy subdivision
Published on Apr 14th, 2012
2 comments Albemarle 2/29/12 Christopher P. & Rumana Whynott to Norman G. Levine & Louise Westervelt, 2611 Fernleaf Road, $360,000    T. Scott Collins to Jeffery Paul & Brenda Kaylyn ...
Atelier de Cuisine: Burgess and Derquenne define The Space
Published on Apr 10th, 2012
0 comments The recent decision by the X Lounge to curtail its operating schedule to instigate more private parties heightens the mystique around another downtown restaurant space, one that although it closed in...
X Lounge retools, Buck's Elbow Pub goes public
Published on Apr 9th, 2012
0 comments Four years ago, when the Hook asked whether Charlottesville might be "New Yorkifying," a $10 martini at the trendy X Lounge was a key trend indicator. Indeed, when the multi-leveled restaurant/bar...
Super-condiment? Mad Hatter heats, spices, and marinates
Published on Apr 9th, 2012
15 comments The creators of Mad Hatter didn't set out to invent a super-condiment, but they did see a void in the ever-changing hot sauce market. As Nathan West tells it, his partner, Cailen von Briesen, a New...
Lair on Locust: Views and light behind imposing wall
Published on Apr 7th, 2012
6 comments More: On the block columns Address: 801 Locust Avenue, CharlottesvilleNeighborhood: Locust GroveAsking: $780,000    Assessment: $745,300    Year built: 1925...
Discounted Glenmore sale benefits Paramount
Published on Apr 7th, 2012
3 comments 2/21/2012Timothy Maupin & Michael Maupin to Jeffrey C. & Janet L. Moscicki, 1441 Thompson Farm Road, $216,266Charlotte A. Henderson to DLJ Mortgage Capital, 2310 Monacan Trail Road, $1,619,...
Gotta follow the rules and limits...
Published on Apr 6th, 2012
0 comments Another vehicle gets towed from the parking lot owned by Keith Woodard and patrolled by Collier's towing between Lee Park and the Downtown Mall.
Junk science? Most preclinical cancer studies don't replicate
Published on Apr 6th, 2012
3 comments More by Ron Bailey • Gas, not water: A better fracking way to tap shale • Germ theory: What if disease causes autocracy? • How many? Numbers suggest a low terror deathcount When a cancer study is...
Pho-nomenon: Vietnamese soup comes to West Main
Published on Apr 5th, 2012
15 comments Related stories: • Savory spheres: Interior work begins at One Meatball Place • Purple days: Feast! celebrates 10 cheesey years Pho, the hearty Vietnamese noodle soup filled with big chunks of beef...
Saved for denims: Once threatened, store space revived in steel
Published on Apr 3rd, 2012
8 comments Related stories • #9 dreams: Invasion of the super towers • Woodard buildings finally getting a facelift Threatened with demolition by various developers including current owner Keith Woodard (who...
7,000 new cars: CSX stocks up for tripled coal exports
Published on Apr 3rd, 2012
12 comments If you've recently noticed some spiffy new rail cars rolling o'er the countryside, there's a reason: CSX has been bolstering its fleet with about 7,000 new cars to service the company's massive coal...
Fresh Market: Upscale grocer wants Circuit City spot
Published on Apr 2nd, 2012
27 comments Just two weeks after the artery-clogging opening of Cook-Out, word comes that another Greensboro-based food company plans to shake up Charlottesville. Fresh Market, a fast-growing grocer that...
Savory spheres: Interior work begins at One Meatball Place
Published on Apr 2nd, 2012
1 comments Prior stories • Concrete move: Market Annex work begins on Main St. • High on the Skybar Interior build-out may begin next week for One Meatball Place, the sphere-centric dining venue first...
Allied wall lines: Concrete company readies with Redi-Rock
Published on Apr 2nd, 2012
6 comments After just a couple of days, a planned display area for bulk materials at Allied Concrete has already made a visible impact on Harris Street. The retaining walls are going up as fast as Legos because...
Short 18th: Woolen Mills bungalow long on potential
Published on Mar 31st, 2012
5 comments Address: 1406 Short 18th StreetNeighborhood: Woolen MillsAsking: $215,000Assessment: $145,800Year Built: 1940Size:  916 finished sq. ft., 814 unfinishedLand: .17 acresCurb Appeal: 7 out of...
Excuses, excuses: Still fair to call farmers environmentalists?
Published on Mar 30th, 2012
20 comments By Michael Akey“Farmers are the original environmentalists.” That’s the phrase I heard several times during a recent state legislature committee hearing on a bill that would limit when farmers could...
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