State wonders: Where's John Kluge (and his wallet)?
Published on Jul 16th, 2008
1 comments When the new Virginia Civil Rights Memorial is unveiled in Richmond's Capitol Square July 21, Rita Moseley, 61, will be there with her new college degree. Moseley's degree in business...
Blue Ridge gets green award
Published on Jul 2nd, 2008
0 comments It's good to be green. Just ask the Blue Ridge Eco Shop, which was honored last week by the Arlington-headquartered Virginia Sustainable Build Network as "Best Green Small Business in Virginia." The...
CHO won't lose routes-- for now
Published on Jul 1st, 2008
0 comments Despite any frantic buzz rustled up across the country by the Business Travel Coalition's release of threatened regional airports last Wednesday, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport reports its...
Snap o' the day: Strolling on Water Street
Published on Jul 1st, 2008
0 comments Petit Bebe movers roll strollers into the children's boutique's new location at 115 S. First St., previously home of Les Yeux du Monde art gallery.
OXO on the block
Published on Jun 30th, 2008
0 comments On Wednesday, July 2 at 11:00am the assets of OXO–all the restaurant equipment, including tools, furniture, and furnishings–will be sold off "in a single lot" at a public action to be...
DMB: From Charlottesville to Margaritaville?
Published on Jun 30th, 2008
2 comments Music critics generally aren't known for their soothsaying abilities, but yesterday the Richmond Times-Dispatch's Melissa Rugierri offered this glimpse into the future in her ambivalent review Dave...
Is CHO in trouble?
Published on Jun 25th, 2008
19 comments The Business Travel Coalition, an advocacy organization that advances the interests of business travelers, seems to think so. "Charlottesville's air service could become an unwitting victim of high...
Magazine 'builds up' Martin Horn
Published on Jun 14th, 2008
1 comments The Charlottesville construction company that built the Charlottesville Pavilion and rebuilt Scott Stadium has been recognized for its success by Virginia Business magazine. The publication named...
Localvore movement questioned in new study
Published on Jun 9th, 2008
2 comments As the Hook reported in April's "Green Issue," the environmental benefit of the localvore movement– as exemplified by our own City Market and community-supported agricultural companies–...
Rogan to close Oakencroft
Published on Jun 5th, 2008
4 comments NBC29 and the Progress are reporting that Felicia Warburg Rogan, the former New Yorker whose 1983 quest for viticulture on Garth Road touched off a multi-million-dollar Albemarle industry, plans to...
Governor Kaine visits Lexis
Published on May 30th, 2008
1 comments Charlottesville's LexisNexis employees will receive a very special visitor today: Governor Tim Kaine. A little birdie tipped off the Hook to the Governor's visit, and Kaine's press secretary, Gordon...
Trash truck shuts down Reid's
Published on May 29th, 2008
0 comments Reid's Supermarket on Preston has been powerless since around 6:35 this morning after a Waste Management truck took out an electric pole in the back of the building. "Dominion had to put in two...
Jurors may talk dirty in Staunton porn case
Published on May 28th, 2008
2 comments At a hearing for pretrial motions in the obscenity trials of Rick Krial, owner of Staunton porn shop After Hours Video, and cashier Tinsley Embrey, Judge Thomas Wood denied the defense's request to...
Snap o' the day: Pump faster
Published on May 28th, 2008
7 comments One week ago, we caught the Citgo on Ivy Road at $3.74 (pictured right). Today, that seems so 20-cents-a-gallon ago.
Progress publisher mum on layoffs
Published on May 27th, 2008
8 comments How will the May 22 announcement by Richmond-based media conglomerate Media General Inc. that it will lay off 11 percent of its workforce– a total of 750 employees– affect...
Snap o' the day: VNB's backside
Published on May 22nd, 2008
0 comments The back side of the new Virginia National Bank office on Pantops may be almost as interesting as the money-grab opening from earlier this week. Here, we see the newly extended Spotnap Road, which...
Outdoor Mall seating to be corralled?
Published on May 22nd, 2008
17 comments On Tuesday the Board of Architectural Review discussed the proposed Downtown Mall renovation and touched on an issue that could be of interest to foodies and restaurant owners. The MMM Design Group,...
Barracks Road canopy spared-- for now
Published on May 22nd, 2008
2 comments Weeks after merchants and shoppers expressed outrage over the plan to replace Barracks Road Shopping Center's 10-foot-wide canopy from Talbots to Panera Bread with a series of trendier, four-foot-...
New facade design for Chaps
Published on May 21st, 2008
4 comments It has been nearly a year since Chaps Ice Cream owner Tony LaBua first revealed his facade re-design plans, but it appears he's finally jumped through the necessary Board of Architectural Review...
Snaps o' the day: New high on Ivy Rd.
Published on May 21st, 2008
2 comments Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Shell station on Ivy Road boasts $3.85 a gallon this morning, which is not the highest gas price in town. That honor, according to