Business

Refenestration: Old Cola-Cola plant invites the light
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
5 comments For the first time in decades, natural light will flow into the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue, as the new owner has ordered a tear-out of the brick panels that have darkened the...
Amenities and price contribute to quick turn
Published on Mar 28th, 2012
0 comments 1/25/12  Albemarle  Jon Christopher Williams to William R. Bibb, 2635 Martin Kings Road, $124,000  Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Ronald G. Harris, 75...
Draining feeling? Lawsuit challenges dam-pipeline plan
Published on Mar 27th, 2012
42 comments Related story: • Water wasters: Worrell decries waste, centralization   Past stories: • FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on • Goodbye...
Eating out's in: City meals tax revenue rebounds
Published on Mar 27th, 2012
6 comments With the recent announcement that Charlottesville and Albemarle County are expecting double-digit increases in meals tax revenue for 2013, it looks like our flair for gastronomy is an indicator of...
Meet the meat: Cook-Out backs up Charlottesville artery
Published on Mar 26th, 2012
19 comments Related story Cook-Out: Popular fastfoodery heading to Charlottesville "They can wait," barks the man directing traffic in the parking lot of Charlottesville's newest fastfoodery as he directs...
Wine tale: Veritas makes State Department debut
Published on Mar 26th, 2012
9 comments Last week, the folks at Veritas Vineyard & Winery in Afton had a challenge and an honor– serving up their wine at a State Department luncheon with the Prime Minister of England David...
Standing tall: Belmont townhouse offers light and more
Published on Mar 24th, 2012
14 comments Address: 213 Spruce Street, Charlottesville           Neighborhood: Carlton/BelmontAsking: $374,900Assessment: $289,200Year Built: 2007Size: 1,...
J-School progress: Work heads toward fall opening
Published on Mar 23rd, 2012
3 comments   Related stories: • Finally: Jefferson School ready for renovation • Jefferson School giveaway: Can Charlottesville get it right this time? The crews renovating the Jefferson School into a...
Danielson's back? Billionaire's backing enthuses Landmark creator
Published on Mar 20th, 2012
20 comments   Related stories • Indigence plea: Halsey Minor's assets don't include cash • Free at last? Govt-owned bank wins control of Landmark hotel • Minor filing: Halsey files bankruptcy for Landmark...
Eating, easy: Dinner at Home takes away the work
Published on Mar 20th, 2012
0 comments It's the plight of many a harried family: how to provide healthy meals while juggling the demands of jobs, school, sports, and other time-devouring extracurriculars. Enter Ashley East, a former...
Savory feeling: Restaurant Week rocked Food Bank w/$13K
Published on Mar 19th, 2012
0 comments The sixth Charlottesville Restaurant Week took place in late January, but the savory flavors linger– especially for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which learned this week that the city-wide...
Rental option: When buyers and sellers change course
Published on Mar 17th, 2012
4 comments A recent article on BusinessInsider.com lists several reasons why renting may be a more attractive option than owning in today’s market. Renters don’t have to come up with a 20% down payment, and...
Quick turn for Fifeville farmhouse
Published on Mar 17th, 2012
4 comments 2/16 Charlottesville R.L. Beyer Construction, Inc. to Marga Bushara, 228 Huntley Avenue, $351,224  Barry R. Sisson to Hai Chon Lee, 1708 Cedar Hill Road, $266,000 2/17 Charlottesville ...
Purple days: Feast! celebrates 10 cheesey years
Published on Mar 13th, 2012
1 comments Since the bold paint was applied in 2002, the shop that has anchored that festive purple palace of cuisine known as the Main Street Market has been increasing its sales and just celebrated its 10th...
Groupenomics II: Companies still profiting from deal craze
Published on Mar 8th, 2012
4 comments About this time last year, the buzz surrounding the group buying craze was frenetic: Half-off food at your favorite restaurant! Up to 75 percent off a spa visit! For some businesses struggling...
Saintly move? Poet thieves return St. Maarten's sign
Published on Mar 8th, 2012
16 comments Looks like the people who stole St. Maarten Café's sign had a fit of remorse, which even inspired some poetry."I came around the corner last night after having dinner and there it was," says Nicole...
St. Maarten Café sign stolen
Published on Mar 6th, 2012
15 comments Just a week before the planned re-opening of St. Maarten Café on the Corner, which closed abruptly at the end of January after 26 years, more trouble has struck. On the night of March 5, the massive...
Shoppers changes: Center to welcome Stein Mart, DSW shoes
Published on Mar 5th, 2012
6 comments Plans to spruce up Shoppers World, the 1970s-era shopping Center best known as the former home of Whole Foods, are moving forward. As revealed at a recent Albemarle Country Architectual Review Board...
Reopened: Fuel Co. refueled by Desai
Published on Mar 5th, 2012
16 comments   Related stories • Topped off: Convenience store owner is Fuel's high bidder • Fuel Co. closes • Fueling competition: Kluge's gas mart gears up Sam Desai, the operator of the venerable Seven...
Tritium leak: Post-quake radiation plume stokes concern
Published on Mar 1st, 2012
8 comments When the 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Louisa County last August, with its epicenter just 11 miles from the North Anna nuclear generating plant, environmental groups warned that radioactive leaks...
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