Business

Stock soars: As Progress parent company back in black
Published on Jul 22nd, 2009
5 comments Media General chair J. Stewart Bryan vowed in March that the company would "stick around." FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Media General, the parent company of the Daily Progress, has conducted such...
BizBrief: Ryal Thomas opens new shop
Published on Jul 21st, 2009
1 comments One of Charlottesville's better known furniture men has gotten back into business after other endeavors including spending some time running the now-departed Saxx Jazz Club in Belmont. Ryal Thomas,...
Restaurant Week(s)? Bel Rio, Fossett's offer encore
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
0 comments C&O owner Dave Simpson, center, with his Bel Rio partners Jim Baldi and Gareth Weldon, says the Belmont eatery will offer a Restaurant Week-style deal next week. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR By...
Apple brew: Gov. Kaine dedicates hard cider operation
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
2 comments Promoting a new local agribusiness, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was on hand July 13 for the grand opening of the Albemarle CiderWorks at Rural Ridge Orchard on Route 29 South, now one of only two...
Belmont streetscape through glass
Published on Jul 14th, 2009
9 comments Belmont was bustling on Tuesday, July 7, when this image was captured from the front table of Bel Rio restaurant. From left, one can see the very-soon-to-open Tavola, the groovy-terraced Local, Jean...
BizBrief: Last days of S&K
Published on Jul 11th, 2009
1 comments Men's suit and tuxedo buyers may have less than a month left to take advantage of the half-off savings caused by the bankruptcy and closure of Virginia-based S&K Menswear, also known as S&K...
Dining, out? meals tax revenues show decline
Published on Jul 7th, 2009
10 comments For the first time in over a decade, area foodies are spending less on eating out. FILE PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER It's no secret that restaurants are struggling these days, but for the first time in over...
Saturday "Munsch" in Belmont
Published on Jun 30th, 2009
1 comments Bel Trio: Jim Baldi, Dave Simpson, and Gareth Weldon bring "Munsch" and the "Window on the Belmont Riviera" to Downtown Belmont. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR C&O Restaurant owner Dave Simpson...
Danville plant source of tainted cookie dough
Published on Jun 30th, 2009
3 comments The Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Monday, June 29 that samples of cookie dough from a Nestl© plant in Danville contain a strain of the E. Coli bacterium. Dozens across the country have...
Pig mascot missing in Scottsville
Published on Jun 30th, 2009
6 comments Scottsville has a case of porcine pilfering on its hands. According to the Newsplex, Wilber, the 18" pig mascot outside Pee Wee's Pit Barbecue has gone missing. He was last seen on Sunday, June 28....
Before the ban: Rapture stubs out smoking, C&O cuts down
Published on Jun 29th, 2009
5 comments Rapture gets ahead of the smoke-free curve. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Even before the General Assembly banned smoking in restaurants and bars effective December 1, longtime smokers' paradise Rapture...
Open house at the Seasonal Cook
Published on Jun 24th, 2009
0 comments On Saturday, June 27 from 9am to 6pm the news owners of the Seasonal Cook in the Main Street Market want to introduce themselves. There will be free cooking demos by local chefs, door prizes, and the...
Snap o' the Day: New Bob's
Published on Jun 24th, 2009
7 comments After the old Bob’s Wheel Alignment and the former Charlottesville Power Equipment building on East Market were demolished last September (bottom photo), a new Bob's rises from the rubble. Bob's new...
Forbes ranks DMB 12th biggest earner in music
Published on Jun 24th, 2009
1 comments It's been a good year for Dave Matthews Band. Forbes rates Charlottesville's own as the 12th-biggest grossing music act in the last 12 months, earning $47 million. The financial magazine attributes...
Downtown grocery to open
Published on Jun 23rd, 2009
2 comments Attention Mall mavens: In September, this could be your corner grocer. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR For years now, we've heard rumors about a grocery store coming to the Downtown Mall area. In November 2007...
Kinkade spanked: 'Painter of Light' must pay
Published on Jun 18th, 2009
4 comments After six dark years battling the "Painter of Light," the owner of the now defunct Thomas Kinkade gallery on the Downtown Mall, may be seeing the light– and money– at the end of the...
Snap o' the day: Reader response?
Published on Jun 18th, 2009
1 comments Hook box found among the rubble at the base of the partially constructed Landmark Hotel. Hmmmm. – photo by Gordon Block
Where have all the gyros gone?
Published on Jun 17th, 2009
2 comments Judging by the length of the grass, University Grille closed about a month ago. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Charlottesville has one fewer Greek diner. After five years, University Grille on Ivy Road has...
Two-way: Red Light takes the fork with Parachute, S.O.B.
Published on Jun 16th, 2009
0 comments Parachute, led by Will Anderson, left, now has a national following. Will fellow Red Light client Sons Of Bill, led by James Wilson, right, see similar success? FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO/PHOTO BY...
Attention shoppers: Retail Relay is looking for converts
Published on Jun 12th, 2009
0 comments Doing the Retail Relay: Shop online and young men in lime green shirts will put the goods in your car. PHOTO COURTESY RETAIL RELAY Tired of making up a grocery list every week and trudging off to...