Business

Old Trail welcomes eateries
Published on Sep 7th, 2009
0 comments Old Trail Village in Crozet is welcoming a trio of eateries to the new commercial center, as Trailside Coffee, which is already open, will soon be joined by da Luca Cafe' and Wine Bar, and Anna's...
Match point: Strumlaufs bring market to Market
Published on Sep 1st, 2009
4 comments Steven Strumlauf, his son Raphael, and chef Mario Moyer hope to have the Market Street Market open by the end of September. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR What does a pro tennis player and his sculptor Dad do...
Partners: Progress hooks up with growth-watchers
Published on Aug 30th, 2009
7 comments Like so many first dates, this one took place at a coffee shop– Caf© Cubano, to be exact. But like many a romance, this one also includes its share of fireworks–- including worries that...
Snap: Solar coaster returns
Published on Aug 29th, 2009
0 comments Roger Voisinet, a realtor who also installs solar energy systems, checks out the Free Union house where he placed a thermal solar system back in 1981 (pair of center panels) and then returned in July...
Anyone hungry? New delivery service deals dinners
Published on Aug 25th, 2009
3 comments [caption id="attachment_18102" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="Where Dinners Delivered delivers to"][/caption] A new restaurant delivery service opened in August called Dinners Delivered. It's...
Mockingbird burns
Published on Aug 24th, 2009
1 comments Just weeks away from an anticipated mid-September opening, Mockingbird, the new restaurant and music venue under construction in Staunton that was featured in this week's Hook, suffered "significant...
Court Square market?
Published on Aug 19th, 2009
32 comments On Monday night, August 24, City Councilors discussed the possibility of moving the Charlottesville City Market from the Water Street parking lots to Court Square, reports Rachana Dixit in the Daily...
Local chocolate factory expands
Published on Aug 18th, 2009
0 comments Tim Gearhart's talents with tasty treats travel to Richmond. PHOTO FROM GEARHARTS WEBSITE Restaurateur Bill Hamilton, the brains behind Hamilton's, Sticks, and Gearharts Fine Chocolates (which he...
GE Fanuc dissolves
Published on Aug 18th, 2009
0 comments GE Fanuc: An amicable divorce Word that GE Fanuc is dissolving it's 23-year partnership, headquartered on U.S. 29  North in Charlottesville, has sparked a flurry of concerned news reports and water...
Don Van der Linde? Wasteworks whacks recycler with RICO
Published on Aug 17th, 2009
19 comments "It's a legal terrorist tactic," says Peter Van der Linde of the RSWA's decision to use RICO. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Just when we thought it couldn't�  "It's a legal terrorist tactic,"...
Keaveny's dream: Belmont welcomes Tavola
Published on Aug 11th, 2009
28 comments Since opening on July 16, Tavola in Downtown Belmont has been packing them in. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR After years spent managing Coran Capshaw’s restaurant group, Micheal Keaveny appears to have...
'No-brainer': Harvesting story prompts rain to Kaine
Published on Aug 8th, 2009
4 comments Hydraulic Wash's struggle to install a rainwater collection system has made its way to Gov. Tim Kaine's desk. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER As the Hook recently reported, a county laundromat owner...
Supes crack down on 'moonscapes'
Published on Aug 7th, 2009
4 comments Hollymead Town Center inspired a new county ordinance August 6 that requires contractors to install permanent vegetation nine months after grading a site. Parts of the north 29 shopping center have...
Rich corinthian leather and admission fees
Published on Aug 7th, 2009
5 comments A reporter's ears perked up during an August 2 visit to America's largest house in Asheville, North Carolina when the headphones advised that the mansion's Breakfast Room was clad in "hand-tooled...
Movie mecca... in Waynesboro?
Published on Aug 6th, 2009
7 comments Vinegar Hill Theatre owner Adam Greenbaum announced plans to expand his cinema empire with a 10-screen multiplex in Waynesboro, the News Virginian reports. Greenbaum, who owns the Visulite and Dixie...
Time of the signs, part II
Published on Aug 4th, 2009
2 comments Who knew that realtors had a special law against them and their sign-happy syndrome?
Last legs: Bassett store closing on Seminole
Published on Jul 31st, 2009
10 comments After five years at its location on Seminole Trail, Bassett Home Furnishings will be closing shop. PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK With signs loudly proclaiming "All Must Go," the Bassett Home Furnishings...
Camino to replace Il Cane Pazzo
Published on Jul 27th, 2009
1 comments At the end of the summer, look for Camino to be replacing Il Cane Pazzo on Water Street. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Il Cane Pazzo, the Italian eatery in the corner of the Vinegar Hill Theater building...
Call dropped: Embarq loses wireless customers
Published on Jul 26th, 2009
4 comments The Embarq brand lasted approximately three years. As Embarq readies to merge with CenturyTel to become a new landline-based company, it won't be taking some of its customers with it. Embarq...
Shadwell farewell: Old store demo provokes memories
Published on Jul 25th, 2009
6 comments After 80 years, the old Shadwell Store falls Wednesday, July 8. PHOTO BY JEANNE BRUCE-PHILLIPS Sometimes the loss of an old building, even an unremarkable one, can feel like loosing an old friend. So...