Business

Meredith’s vision: trains to D.C…. and beyond
Published on Nov 15th, 2007
9 comments Lynchburg could thank its lucky stars that, about 20 years ago, CSX decided to abandon its Charlottesville rail yard. Without that old yard (now home to Lexis/Nexis and a moldering coal tower),...
John Paul Jones to play JPJ?
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
3 comments While he gears up for the one-night-only reunion concert at London's O2 Arena December 10, guitarist Jimmy Page fueled speculation of a full-fledged Led Zeppelin tour when he recently told Guitar...
Dream road shatters Regal dreams
Published on Nov 13th, 2007
7 comments The folks planning the Hillsdale Connector, a widely acclaimed road that gives Seminole Square a chance to recast its tan-n-brown image while serving as a relief valve to Seminole Trail, will take a...
DMB’s Moore appears in Honda truck ad
Published on Nov 13th, 2007
1 comments Look out, Howie Long. Charlottesville's got a new celebrity truck spokesperson, or, more accurately, saxperson. Just like the football great has been selling Chevys for the last three years, Dave...
Radiohead deal with ATO confirmed
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
2 comments Although it has been widely expected for weeks, an official from Dave Matthews-Coran Capshaw-owned ATO Records confirmed to Billboard this morning that the English rock band signed a deal with TBD...
One step closer to fuel cells?
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
1 comments A pair of UVA researchers say they've broken the world record in hydrogen "absorption," and they will unveil their findings tonight. Could they move the world closer to a hydrogen economy? How about...
Mineral ‘hub’ to be demolished
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
0 comments The buildings long known as the Mineral Tea Room/Sacra's Restaurant on Mineral Avenue are coming down, and the memories of this former hub of Mineral are coming out, thanks to reporter Jaclyn O'...
Staunton passes porno ordinance
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
1 comments Wow, you'd think the devil himself had moved to Staunton! After the city Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Robertson made a promise to crack down on porn in the area, a grand jury there indicted the...
NYT covers the robot race
Published on Nov 5th, 2007
0 comments The venerable New York Times sent a reporter out to California to deliver an overview of the competition in which a Charlottesville-based robotic car had been competing.
Monticello Media unveils ‘Generations FM’
Published on Nov 2nd, 2007
9 comments After unleashing "Tom @ 107.5" on the Charlottesville radio market three weeks ago, Monticello Media continued its revamping lineups of the former Clear Channel stations by replacing, at 5pm today, a...
Staunton knows it when it watches it
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
0 comments A Staunton grand jury has determined that a local businessman might be a felon for purveying smut to the unsuspecting citizens of that elegant city on a hill. According to a report tonight on NBC29...
Robot reck: Tommy Jr.’s out
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville-based robot car Tommy Jr. has fallen out of the competition for a $2 million first prize, the Daily Progress reports this morning. Tommy Jr., you may recall, got a beer and pizza...
Radiohead to sign with ATO?
Published on Oct 23rd, 2007
6 comments When Dave Matthews and Coran Capshaw founded ATO Records, they had the financial resources of one of the world's biggest bands with which to build the label. Now it's being reported that the label...
Under the Roof moving over the mountain
Published on Oct 19th, 2007
24 comments Those walking and driving along West Main this week may have noticed the "Emergency Liquidation" banner hanging outside Under the Roof and wondered if it meant the end for the high-end furniture...
Tommy Jr. trackable as he crosses America
Published on Oct 17th, 2007
0 comments Tommy Jr., the robotic car set to compete for the $2 million prize in an upcoming Defense Department competition in California, can be tracked on the internet on his way to the big race (he just...
The more K-Mart changes, the more it stays the same
Published on Oct 15th, 2007
9 comments The anonymous tip came in late last week. Big news. Orange stripes on K-Mart. "They're painting it as a Home Depot," said the tipster. "It looks like they're sneaking it in." Considering Home Depot...
Crystalphonic goes bankrupt
Published on Oct 5th, 2007
4 comments Only four years after opening its doors, Charlottesville's multi-million dollar recording facility Crystalphonic Recording Studio has declared bankruptcy and will sell off much of its contents at an...
Gravity Lounge packs ââ?¬Ë?em in
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments In a feat that would impress even those venues with many more resources, the Gravity Lounge appears to be booked solid for the next few months. The small upstart club has found an eclectic mix of...
Crutchfield #1 in Consumer Reports
Published on Oct 2nd, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville-based Crutchfield is ranked the #1 online electronics store, beating Amazon, Costco, Circuit City, and BestBuy, in the November issue of Consumer Reports. Although Amazon and others...
Hawkins rebounds from mortgage debacle
Published on Sep 25th, 2007
1 comments Nearly two months ago, Todd Hawkins found out that his employer could no longer fund mortgages and was belly up, leaving him and his wife– and eight other local employees– out of jobs...
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