Business

Chang lands at Taste of China
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
0 comments Dish’s foodie spys tell him that Taste of China, which recently opened in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center, is the real deal. Apparently, a very itinerant but renowned Szechuan chef named Peter...
Staunton�s culinary coup
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
1 comments Zynodoa, Staunton’s stylish contribution to southern cuisine, the local food movement, and big city chic, raised the bar recently by hiring chef Michael Lund, who comes to the restaurant after six...
BizBrief: Scottrade to open on Pantops
Published on Nov 16th, 2009
0 comments Sick of your stockbroker but terrified of online-only? One the nation's top discount firms wants to hold your hand. Scottrade, home of $7 trades, will open an office in Charlottesville on Monday,...
Store-afront: Mall store demo done without approval
Published on Nov 13th, 2009
39 comments This glass storefront at 219 East Main Street was recently demolished–- without BAR approval. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR On Monday, November 9, Downtown Mall mavens, along with City development...
Don't miss the Pointe
Published on Nov 10th, 2009
3 comments With over 60 eateries and restaurants in the Downtown Mall area, it’s easy for some places to get lost in the crowd. And when you’re inside a hotel and blocked from view by a forest of urban trees at...
Wash portal rises
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
1 comments Over on Old Ivy Road, a new futuristic car wash is taking shape, which will eventually look like this. Owner Matt Bascomb, who also owns Clean Machine Car Wash on Pantops, hopes the new high-tech car...
BizBrief: Freestyle yard sale this weekend
Published on Nov 4th, 2009
2 comments The once-a-year event that bargain-conscious skiers and snowboarders dream about happens this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday–- as Freestyle, the sports shop on Westfield Road, holds its annual...
Mockingbird rises from the ashes
Published on Nov 3rd, 2009
1 comments Mockingbird, Staunton's newest restaurant and music hall, rebounds from an August fire. PHOTO BY KEVIN BLACKBURN First it sang, then it burned, and now it has risen again. Mockingbird, Staunton’s...
Family pasta night at Milano Caf�©
Published on Nov 3rd, 2009
0 comments Family pasta night at Milano Caf©, Thursday, November 5, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. $5 Pasta, $5 Caesar, $5 Wine. Bring the whole family and draw on the tables.
Urban blight: Group seeks fix for Main Street, Amtrak lot
Published on Nov 2nd, 2009
27 comments The owners of the Amtrak parking lot have graded and filled potholes, but have never paved the lot. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Although there have been many big plans for the revitalization of West...
Mediterranean on Market: Camino gets real
Published on Nov 2nd, 2009
1 comments Camino opened recently on Market Street, serving up locally-sourced Mediterranean cuisine. PHOTO COURTESY SEAN THOMAS Camino, which took over the Il Cani Pazzo space next to the Vinegar Hill...
New Mexican place on 5th Street: La Joya
Published on Oct 28th, 2009
1 comments There’s a new Mexican place in the old Amigos space in the Willoughby Square Shopping Center on 5th Street SW named La Joya. They opened about three weeks ago, according to Isael Alvarez, son to...
Trash talking: RSWA breaks silence on lawsuit
Published on Oct 24th, 2009
17 comments “This case is about right and wrong,” says RSWA director Tom Frederick in a recent memo, accusing recycler Peter Van der Linde of "defrauding" the RSWA out of more than "a million dollars in tipping...
Fenwick defends Van der Linde
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
8 comments “This is a monumental waste of time and money," says Bob Fenwick of the Waste Authority's lawsuit against Peter Van der Linde, seen here on the trolley Van der Linde uses to give school tours of his...
Need groceries? Don't forget the Mall's country store
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
0 comments Blue Ridge Country Store employee Brianna Valdez, standing in for camera shy owner Dan Pribus, works the counter with Patty Pribus. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR In our excitement over the opening of the...
Record sales for City Market, not closing Nov 7
Published on Oct 19th, 2009
0 comments In reporting on the City Market’s record breaking sales this year, which was $1,085,646, up $1,467 from last year’s record, several local media outlets reported that the Water Street Saturday market...
At freedom's cradle: Drug testing sparks outrage
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
85 comments FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Are Monticello guides snorting up lines in the fancy bathrooms of the new Visitor Center? Are the horiculturists secretly growing cannabis in Mr. Jefferson's gardens? In...
Going down: 'California look' duplexes doomed
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
6 comments One of eight 1979-style duplexes on Longwood Drive that has a date with a wrecking ball. PHOTO FROM CITY WEBSITE To make way for a re-development on Longwood Drive, a cul-de-sac off  Harris Road...
Pita Pit offers free pita day
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
0 comments On Wednesday, November 4th the Pita Pit on the Corner holds its annual free pita day, 11am-9pm. There's no obligation to buy anything, but the event does serve the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and...
Going down: Pay here no more forever
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
0 comments Developer Keith Woodard has applied for a permit to demolish the familiar toll booth at his First and Main parking lot off the Downtown Mall. For years, there’s been no attendant in the booth, which...