Business

Techno-grocer: Giant puts customers in control
Published on May 8th, 2009
8 comments Giant employee Wanda Maupin demonstrates a new produce scale that prints out bar code labels. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Harris Teeter has online grocery shopping at Hollymead Towne Center and at its...
Gravity Lounge sale May 12
Published on May 7th, 2009
0 comments Assets of the now-defunct music venue will be auctioned off at 9am Tuesday, May 12, at the Gravity Lounge site. The items are available for preview from 1 to 7pm Monday, May 11, according to a legal...
Attention HT shoppers: Crozet store opens
Published on May 6th, 2009
20 comments The new Harris Teeter in Crozet provides big-city amenities like sushi in a quasi-rural setting. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE An era ended in Crozet with the May 6 opening of a LEED-certified Harris...
The Simmmpsonnns: Stamps on sale May 7
Published on May 6th, 2009
3 comments The stars of American's favorite cartoon sitcom, now in its 20th season, get their own postage stamps. Ivy Postmaster Denise Thompson previews the new "Simpsons" stamps with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa...
Snap o' the Day: Credit union guy
Published on May 6th, 2009
0 comments Homer from the UVA Community Credit Union in Crozet stands on Route 250 at Clover Lawn to welcome new neighbor Harris Teeter, whose grand opening is May 6.
W'boro to trump C'ville with 12 screens?
Published on May 6th, 2009
10 comments Less than a week after an executive with Regal Entertainment Group announced plans to add five screens to it Seminole Cinema in Charlottesville, making it the town's biggest theater complex, local...
Snap o' the Day: Inside the Omni
Published on May 6th, 2009
3 comments The Omni hotel, in the news recently with a Hook report on the annual property tax subsidy it receives, recently completed a $5 million renovation that transformed all of its 208 guest rooms...
The Balkans comes to Water
Published on May 4th, 2009
0 comments Bosnian-born Nemanja Cetic and his family opened the Balkan Bakery Caf© on Water Street. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Refugees from the Balkans appear to love caf© culture, as evidenced by the gatherings...
Landmark letdown: Hotel project's lender folds
Published on May 1st, 2009
11 comments The Hook posed the question this week about what might happen to the Landmark Hotel. The answer just got a whole lot more complicated with the failure of Atlanta-based lender Silverton Bank. PHOTO BY...
Biz brief: Farewell to the Shadwell Store
Published on May 1st, 2009
1 comments After nearly 80 years, the old Shadwell Food Store, on a one-acre spike of land that splits 250 East and Route 231, is finally coming down. Owner Lloyd Wood (Wendell's brother), who operates the Putt...
Fox news: Former Mexican president blasts U.S. policy
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
26 comments Former Mexican president Vicente Fox told an audience at UVA's Darden School of Business that American backlash against illegal immigration and the outsourcing of jobs was, "not coherent with its...
Pontiac gone: GM move echoed at two Valley dealers
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
3 comments For many years, Charlottesvillians could shop at Peyton Pontiac on West Main Street, at this structure demolished in 2004. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "I think it's a pretty darn sad day," says...
To be continued: News Virginian cuts online news
Published on Apr 27th, 2009
13 comments This graphic informs readers on the Waynesboro News Virginian's website that they're only getting part of the story. WAYNESBORO NEWS VIRGINIAN As daily newspapers' sales plummet nationwide, editors...
Locustville? MJH selects developer for 'community'
Published on Apr 24th, 2009
15 comments A Charlotte, NC-based real estate company will be developing the old Martha Jefferson Hospital into a master planned community. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Old Trail Village isn't the only master...
Harris LEEDer: Not your average grocery in Crozet
Published on Apr 22nd, 2009
1 comments   When the new Harris Teeter in Crozet opens May 6, not only will Crozetites have a fancy new grocery store, they'll have one of the greenest ones in the country. The national chain, which has 180...
Unveiled: New bosses revealed for Gravity space
Published on Apr 21st, 2009
15 comments Under new management: Andy Gems and Lauren McRaven take over the space formerly known as Gravity Lounge. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The popular Gravity Lounge is gone, but the acoustic/indie-friendly...
Wasted revenue? Authority realized in 2005 station didn't track origins
Published on Apr 20th, 2009
34 comments Untold millions in revenue may have been lost here, at Allied Waste's transfer station at Zion Crossroads, between 1998 and 2005. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO As reported in a recent cover story ["What a...
WaPo highlights Minor's horse racing dreams
Published on Apr 13th, 2009
18 comments Could Internet entrepreneur and Landmark Hotel owner Halsey Minor be horse racing's savior? That's what sports writer Andrew Beyer suggests in a column that ran in the April 11 edition of the...
Economic brake felt by downtown parking company
Published on Apr 12th, 2009
9 comments The company that provides free and low-cost parking for downtown saw lower revenue for the second year in a row, according to officials who spoke at the company's recent annual meeting. "This is sort...
Gravity gone: Landlord ousts tenant, vows club's return
Published on Apr 8th, 2009
29 comments Ludwig Kuttner closed the Gravity Lounge but says the popular venue will open soon under new management. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The on-the-skids Gravity Lounge, which solicited private donations...