Business

Snap o’ the day: R.I.P. Pic & Pac
Published on Jan 16th, 2008
0 comments The neighborhood convenience store at the the corner of Meade Avenue and Stewart Street that was raided by the FBI in July for bootleg CDs and DVDs is no more. The Pic & Pac is under new...
R-Braves moving to Georgia
Published on Jan 15th, 2008
11 comments After 42 years as a staple of summertime in Virginia, the Richmond Braves are moving. According to this morning's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Board of Commissioners in Gwinnett County, Georgia...
Wahooptie offers phat ride
Published on Jan 11th, 2008
9 comments They're hard to miss: two 15-year old Lincoln Town Car stretch limos, one bright green, the other bright orange, with 'Wahooptie' written in large 3-D letters on the side panels. What the heck is a...
Radiohead tops Billboard chart
Published on Jan 10th, 2008
2 comments U.K. rock band and recent Coran Capshaw signee Radiohead tops this week's Billboard Top 200 albums chart with its latest release, In Rainbows. The band saw 122,000 CDs move last week, in spite of the...
CPC Inc. declares 50-cent dividend
Published on Jan 3rd, 2008
0 comments In a break with nearly 50 years of history and as yet another signal that its current owners are ready to cash in their chips, the rulers of Charlottesville Parking Center Inc. will soon pay the...
Reverberations: Bhutto’s death hits home
Published on Dec 28th, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville-based SNL Financial has an office in Islamabad, Pakistan, with about 120 employees, most of whom live in Rawalpindi, the city where Benazir Bhutto was shot and 20 of her followers...
Wind farm green-lighted by SCC
Published on Dec 28th, 2007
9 comments Three months after the state supreme court tossed out a challenge by neighbors and five days before Christmas, Virginia's first proposed wind farm cleared what may have been its final regulatory...
Mighty wind fells b’day sign
Published on Dec 27th, 2007
0 comments December was a bad month for birthdays– at least if you wanted birthday greetings posted on the sign at All American Car Wash on Long Street. Since 1980, the Tiger Fuel-owned All American has...
Halsey Minor buys Carter’s Grove
Published on Dec 22nd, 2007
7 comments The historic Carter's Grove plantation, recently listed for sale by the Colonial Williamsburg foundation, is getting purchased by Charlottesville native gazillionaire Halsey Minor. Now living mostly...
Starr Hill goes national with Anheuser-Busch
Published on Dec 18th, 2007
2 comments Drink up now, Charlottesville, so you can say you drank it when. Crozet-based Starr Hill Brewery announced today that the company has reached a distribution deal with megabrewer Anheuser-Busch to...
Have a very Barbie Christmas
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments We noticed an unusual Christmas tree in the window of the Consignment House on the Downtown Mall this morning–- adorned with hundreds of Barbie dolls, hair rollers, disposable razors, and other...
Two pubs end publication
Published on Dec 12th, 2007
1 comments December 7 not only commemorated Pearl Harbor, it also marked the end of two long-time local papers: Inside UVA and Informed People Are Better People. Over at Fontaine Research Park, the mood was...
UVA fans slow to bite on Gator Bowl tickets
Published on Dec 11th, 2007
14 comments With its location on the north Florida coast, Jacksonville has had its share of flooding over the years. But while the ocean has swallowed up its streets in the past, it doesn't look like...
Durkee returns… with anti-splurge film
Published on Dec 11th, 2007
2 comments Don't know what to get your best friend, cousin Elmer, or significant other for Christmas this year? Worried about spending too much money? Well, two Charlottesville natives have some words of...
Mall crossing: Not a done deal
Published on Dec 11th, 2007
1 comments Vehicle crossings on Charlottesville's downtown pedestrian mall are always contentious issues, and even though autos have been crossing 4th Street since May 1, 2006, opponents still hope to get it...
Photomontage ‘o the day: New Arch’s on Emmet
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
0 comments As mentioned in this week's Dish, Arch's Frozen Yogurt plans to open a new location on Emmet street next summer. In 2005, Arch's owners bought the old Donut Connection at 1232 Emmet Street. Since...
Is it an extreme buyer’s market?
Published on Nov 30th, 2007
5 comments This bit of info on realtor Jim Duncan's blog jumped out at us. In a post about properties that are selling in Charlottesville, he describes a 2,600-plus square foot, 6-bedroom, 4-bath house at 609...
Young Men’s Shop heading back downtown
Published on Nov 23rd, 2007
3 comments Ten years after bailing out of downtown for the supposedly greener pasture of Seminole Square, the venerable haberdashery long known as the Young Men's Shop will return to the Downtown Mall and re-...
Gibson: bypass a ‘joke’
Published on Nov 19th, 2007
1 comments Longtime Daily Progress journalist Bob Gibson branded the Route 29 Western Bypass a 'joke' in his Sunday column: "The short western bypass around Charlottesville was overtaken by sprawl so long ago...
Dogwood Housing stays affordable
Published on Nov 17th, 2007
0 comments Selena Sims was definitely worried when she heard that Eugene Williams (pictured on right) had put Dogwood Housing, which specializes in affordable rentals, on the market last spring. The four-year...