Business

Brewery blossoms: Blue Mountain says yes we 'can'
Published on Jun 10th, 2009
0 comments Blue Moutain Brewery owner Taylor Smack (left) greets his new beer tank. Smack says he expects to be brewing 62,ooo gallons of beer by the end of 2010. PHOTO COURTESY BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY In the...
DMB scores fifth straight #1 album
Published on Jun 10th, 2009
3 comments Wow, this local band really seems to be going places.  Dave Matthews Band's latest album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King debuted at #1 on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, knocking rapper...
Pitching ace Kamrath offers clinics
Published on Jun 10th, 2009
0 comments "I'm trying to get the pitching programs off the ground," says former UVA baseball star Jeff Kamrath, who has recently taken up residence at Total Performance, the gym/training facility off Route 29...
Wash portal: University Car Wash comes down
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
1 comments The University Car Wash on Ivy Road the morning it was leveled.... PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Travelers down Ivy Road may have noticed that the old University Car Wash was demolished this week. Owned by...
Loan hark: FDIC officially axes Landmark lender
Published on Jun 5th, 2009
9 comments According to the FDIC, the most likely answer to the question the Hook posed on its cover in April just got a little murkier with the FDIC now beginning to sell off failed lender Silverton Bank's...
No Bovis for Landmark... yet
Published on May 28th, 2009
1 comments The sign, which the Newsplex captured for a broadcast story, no longer flies at the Landmark site. CHARLOTTESVILLENEWSPLEX.TV A sign suggesting that building might soon resume at the dormant Landmark...
Flying bust: Rug store owner floored by balloon fine
Published on May 27th, 2009
12 comments Mahmood Pasha's floating signs originally cost him close to $200, but will now cost the store owner $3,200. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Mahmood Pasha fought the law, but the law won.  As a result,...
Sky high: Parachute's debut soars in first week
Published on May 26th, 2009
8 comments In its first week of sales, Parachute's debut album Losing Sleep made it to #40 on the Billboard albums chart. PUBLICITY PHOTO After nearly a year of anticipation, the numbers are finally in, and a...
Snap o' the Day: Northtown shop center
Published on May 26th, 2009
3 comments Amid a deep recession, which includes the deaths of many shopping malls, according to a new Wall Street Journal report, developer Wendell Wood plunges forward with his Northtown Shopping Center, a...
Sotheby's sells Minor's unpaid art purchase
Published on May 22nd, 2009
5 comments Despite an ongoing lawsuit between the two parties, auction house Sotheby's sold a painting originally purchased by Internet entrepreneur and Landmark Hotel owner Halsey Minor on Thursday, May 21...
Seasons turn at Seasonal Cook
Published on May 21st, 2009
2 comments Eleanor Porter and Doug Von Achen took over as owners of The Seasonal Cook on May 15. PHOTO COURTESY ELEANOR PORTER After 10 years selling upscale cooking accoutrements and offering weekly cooking...
Professor Dog: What Up Dog hits the Mall
Published on May 20th, 2009
5 comments Tom Jakubowski of What Up Dog, the Mall's newest hot dog cart. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Tom Jakubowski isn't the only person with a hot dog cart on the Downtown Mall, but he's probably the only one with...
Get your fill: New local food guides inform
Published on May 18th, 2009
0 comments  The new food guides are here! The new food guides are here! That's right. Piedmont Environmental Council's local food guide is out and its more extensive than ever. Who knew there was such a bounty...
He said/he said: Danielson sues; Minor speaks out
Published on May 15th, 2009
18 comments Halsey Minor (left) and Lee Danielson (right) were friendlier when they broke ground on the Landmark Hotel on March 11, 2008 with Mayor Dave Norris. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN After going quiet for...
Worrell's world: ex-DP boss re-envisions newsbiz
Published on May 14th, 2009
3 comments "Small, local papers have a chance," says former Daily Progress owner Tom Worrell, "but you have to be credible, you have to develop a reputation with the community over time, and constantly...
Chrysler cuts back at three local dealers
Published on May 14th, 2009
2 comments Chrysler announced today that they are closing 789 of their dealerships, and while no local dealerships are closing as of yet, three will stop selling Chrysler-made cars. According to a filing in...
Dale delights: This way to the Yum Yum Shop
Published on May 14th, 2009
0 comments Gina Wood recently opened the Yum Yum Shop on Dale Avenue. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR We have The Nook to thank for the Yum Yum Shop, a new commercial bakery operating out of a house on Dale Avenue. Baker...
Spotsylvania man wins $75.6 million lottery jackpot
Published on May 12th, 2009
1 comments How's this for severance pay? Five months after getting laid off from his job as a construction worker, Joe Denette of  Spotsylvania County purchased one of three winning Mega Millions lottery...
Snap o' the Day: Uncorraled news boxes
Published on May 12th, 2009
2 comments A platoon of newspaper boxes (18 in all) stand at attention on the West end of the Mall. A number of them (1, 2, 3, 4) are not identified as serving any publication. City Councilors were at odds over...
Gravity auction postponed
Published on May 11th, 2009
0 comments The sale of assets from the Gravity Lounge originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, has been pushed back to 1pm Sunday, May 17. Would-be buyers can preview the merchandise Saturday, May 16, from 1...