Business

Mall blues: East end loses another business
Published on Dec 3rd, 2008
23 comments Sage Moon's Morgan MacKenzie-Perkins remains a downtown booster, even as she shutters her gallery. FILE PHOTO BY BILLY HUNT December's First Friday will be Sage Moon Gallery's last First. The five-...
Snap o' the Day: Retail Relay
Published on Dec 2nd, 2008
0 comments Retail Relay, Charlottesville's answer to Peapod, doesn't actually deliver to your house–- instead, to a few strategically-located drop spots, such as this one at Charlottesville Oil on Ivy...
Progress parent keeps sinking
Published on Dec 1st, 2008
3 comments Just three years ago, Media General was a $69 stock, but after a steady dive, including a 22 percent drop today, the Richmond-based parent company of the Daily Progress trades for just a $1.50 per...
Model Toast: Henry Ford Museum buys local collection
Published on Dec 1st, 2008
0 comments Kelly and Eric Norcross gave up on the Toaster Museum, but opened a B&B. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Eric and Kelly Norcross might have left Charlottesville feeling a little burned after failing...
Daily News likes posh spots
Published on Dec 1st, 2008
2 comments The New York Daily News travels to Charlottesville, sips wine at Barboursville, touts AAA four-diamond room and board at Keswick Hall and Fossett's restaurant, enjoys Fleurie and for casual dining,...
Gas down to $1.41 in W'boro
Published on Nov 26th, 2008
2 comments A Hook staffer saw regular gas for sale for just $1.41 ($1.61 for premium) at the Waynesboro Martin's store yesterday. A few months ago, the precious fluid topped $4 per gallon.
Tankless site: We Pump It officially for lease
Published on Nov 25th, 2008
1 comments All gas is gone at 2206 Ivy Road. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Last week, the underground storage tanks were pulled from the popular Ivy Road service station, the IDG Citgo, a.k.a. "We Pump It," dashing the...
Buys in Fannie, Freddie hurt Staunton bank
Published on Nov 23rd, 2008
0 comments Investments in the once highly-rated preferred stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has cost Staunton-based Community Bank about $10.5 million and left it wondering to jump aboard the federal bailout...
Bel Rio's grand opening
Published on Nov 19th, 2008
0 comments Bel Rio, the new restaurant/music club in Downtown Belmont that was featured in last week's Dish, will be having its grand opening this Friday, November 21 with music by the Gladstones, featuring Bob...
ATO Records signs Paul McCartney
Published on Nov 18th, 2008
5 comments Paul McCartney, seen here at a 2005 concert in London, joins fellow U.K. rockers Radiohead on the label founded by Dave Matthews and manager Coran Capshaw in Charlottesville. PHOTO BY ANDY MACLARTY/...
Keswick spread to be sold at auction
Published on Nov 18th, 2008
1 comments The estate has been used as an equestrian haven for the past several years. PHOTO ALBERT BURNEY AUCTION COMPANY In a volatile real estate market, a key to attracting a crowd may be through...
Minor difficulties: Hotel owner, bank at odds
Published on Nov 18th, 2008
13 comments Just a year before Halsey Minor stepped down as CEO of Cnet in 2000, the tech industry news website he founded in 1992, Fortune estimated his net worth to be $394.1 million. FILE PHOTO BY JAY...
Capshaw's Whole Foods delayed?
Published on Nov 18th, 2008
1 comments First it was gonna be an anchor for Albemarle Place. Then it was going to create a bold entrance for the Hillsdale Connector at Hydraulic Road. Now, the Whole Foods that music mogul Coran Capshaw...
Restaurant liposuction for biodiesel
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
6 comments The greasy underbelly of the Charlottesville restaurant scene is getting sucked up by a new player, as a company called GreenerOil now sweeps in to slurp away waste fryer oil. Using spiffy new 200-...
Gilmore campaign $50,000 in the hole
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
4 comments Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) sent an e-mail to supporters of his failed U.S. Senate bid today thanking them and asking them for one last contribution of "$100, $75, or even $35" to help cover a $50,...
After earful, Supes skip driveway paving requirement
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
7 comments The six-member Albemarle Board of Supervisors. COUNTY PHOTO A new set of rules to prevent the dreaded "two-step," a property subdivision trick to circumvent zoning law, collapsed Wednesday November...
Snap o' the Day: Crossing Preston
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
0 comments Traffic on Preston Avenue near Bodo's bagel bakery stopped Tuesday, November 4, so this ballast regulator and other railway repair equipment could make their way north on a Norfolk Southern spur...
Kuttner cools on Lynchburg?
Published on Nov 10th, 2008
2 comments Charlottesville's ex-pat developer Oliver Kuttner, who has lauded Lynchburg and its less stringent regulation for years, is over it, according to a November 1 Lynchburg News & Advance story...
Film locally: Familiar Strangers seeks big open
Published on Nov 10th, 2008
14 comments Cavalier Films takes a do-it-yourself approach to distribution. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER When Barry Sisson and Marc Lieberman decided they didn't need to be in Hollywood to make films, they formed...
Circuit City now bankrupt
Published on Nov 10th, 2008
2 comments Just a week after announcing the impending closure of 20 percent of its stores, including the one in Charlottesville, struggling electronics retailer Circuit City filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...