Business

Presto, chango: Kuttner wants to make cars vanish
Published on Aug 21st, 2008
2 comments Last Tuesday night, the always ebullient developer Oliver Kuttner breathed some life into the normally staid proceedings of the Board of Architectural Review, floating an idea to "make cars disappear...
Owner guilty, cashier not guilty in Staunton porn trial
Published on Aug 15th, 2008
7 comments After Hours Video owner Rick Krial (right) received a $2,500 total in fines for the obscenity conviction. The jury found his employee Tinsley Embrey (left) not guilty. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES At...
Staunton jury watches three hours, 33 minutes of porn
Published on Aug 15th, 2008
3 comments The trial against the owner and cashier of After Hours Video is the first obscenity case in Staunton in recent memory. HOOK COVER Nearly ten months to the day after undercover police first...
Jurors spend morn watching porn
Published on Aug 14th, 2008
0 comments Jurors in the closely watched Staunton obscenity trial had to do some watching of their own this morning. According to on-site Hook reporter Lindsay Barnes, the jury appeared stunned at first and...
Legal positioning gets hot and heavy in Staunton porn trial
Published on Aug 13th, 2008
3 comments The trial against the owner and cashier of After Hours Video is the first obscenity case in Staunton in recent memory. HOOK COVER After ten months of preparation, and screening 27 potential jurors...
You too? King tries again with WCVL
Published on Aug 13th, 2008
0 comments Denny King originally planned to use the WCVL call letters on a TV station under the Market Street Garage. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Four years ago, Denny King had a dream of a TV station called...
Holy postage stamp delivers
Published on Aug 12th, 2008
0 comments Wear your faith on your envelope. PHOTO COURTESY SUE CIFELLI The faithful who still use snail mail can now buy stamps online from HolyPostage.com, a service newly launched in conjunction with the U.S...
Author denies book claims Falwell died broke
Published on Aug 8th, 2008
10 comments Falwell Inc. details how the Rev. Jerry Falwell built a business empire from his home base in Lynchburg. COURTESY OF LIBERTY UNIVERSITY On Wednesday, August 6, the New York Daily News published a...
New book claims Falwell died broke
Published on Aug 7th, 2008
9 comments A forthcoming book reports that when televangelist and Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell died last May, he did so having lost most of his multi-million dollar fortune on a bad real estate deal...
Gottschalk gone from UVA booth
Published on Aug 1st, 2008
17 comments Adam Gottschalk's Midnight Barbecue is an Internet hit. PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Two months after former "Voice of the Cavaliers" Mac McDonald resigned from the Virginia Sports Network, another...
'Eyes of the world' focus on West Main
Published on Aug 1st, 2008
1 comments Les Yeux du Monde finds gallery space in former bridal shop. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE When last we checked in with Les Yeux du Monde, the art gallery was vacating its tony digs in the Terraces at...
Snap o' the day: Fast times on the Corner
Published on Jul 30th, 2008
3 comments A peek inside the new burger joint, scheduled to open early fall. PHOTO BY MARISSA D'ORAZIO The chic-but-unnamed new burger-joint/music-venue replacing Orbit Billiards on the Corner proudly touts a...
Bistro brouhaha: Michael's midsummer mutiny explained
Published on Jul 29th, 2008
47 comments Michael Crafaik stands in front of the Bistro that shares his moniker. PHOTO BY MARISSA D'ORAZIO Ever since Michael's Bistro, a venerable Corner eatery, mysteriously shut down over a week ago, a...
Kluge shuts down Bennigan's, Steak & Ale
Published on Jul 29th, 2008
3 comments Just 13 days after the John Kluge-owned Ponderosa Steakhouse auctioned off all of the assets at its Charlottesville location, Kluge's company Metromedia confirms today that it has shut down all of...
Willie, CSN sell out Pavilion
Published on Jul 29th, 2008
0 comments The economy may be flagging, gas and food prices might be rising, and the Paramount Theater might have recently upped the ante in the grab for the baby-boomer concert dollar with their new fall...
Copycat U: UVA fends off imitators
Published on Jul 29th, 2008
2 comments Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery–- but the University of Virginia has two imitators in cyberspace that it doesn't find sufficiently flattering to tolerate: a Middle Eastern...
Of Paramount importance: JPJ's manager takes over theater
Published on Jul 23rd, 2008
13 comments Larry Wilson came to Charlottesville in 2006 to manage John Paul Jones Arena. COURTESY OF POLLSTAR While the Paramount Theater has had no trouble attracting notable national talent to its stage...
Artificial surface skiing resurfaces
Published on Jul 22nd, 2008
3 comments Nearly 35 years after Virginians last experienced the thrills and spills of skiing on plastic, the university-that-Jerry-built announced plans yesterday to build a $1.7 million Snowflex ski slope on...
FCC rebuked by court in 'wardrobe malfunction'
Published on Jul 21st, 2008
0 comments Calling it "arbitary and capricious," a federal appeals court has nixed the $550,000 fine and thereby apparently rebuked Michael Powell, who notoriously added insult to injury when his Federal...
Local Starbucks shops safe from the axe
Published on Jul 18th, 2008
4 comments Yesterday Starbucks released the full list of the 600 shops it will close, and none are in Charlottesville. The five Virginia stores shutting down are all in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. #