Business

Siips bows out, McClure and his burgers step in
Published on Feb 28th, 2012
12 comments As you might have already heard, Siips Wine & Champagne Bar closed on February 19 after four years on the Downtown Mall. Siips was known for its impressive wine offerings, music, and art events,...
Toasty trio: Three Charlottesville fireplaces worth visiting
Published on Feb 27th, 2012
0 comments Ol’ man Winter has given Central Virginians a break, but we still have to get through March before dogwoods bloom, so chances are good a bitter wind will blow a little more snow and ice our way. And...
Cost-cutting: Cavalier Daily makes Fridays eOnly
Published on Feb 26th, 2012
10 comments In a bold cost-cutting move that seems emblematic of woes hitting media outlets from coast to coast, the venerable student newspaper at the University of Virginia has decided to cease print...
Staved off: Cracker Barrel bypasses Fifth Street
Published on Feb 23rd, 2012
81 comments The red dirt out by the Holiday Inn on Fifth Street has recently been raising some eyebrows. But what won't be raised anytime soon is the developer's intended target: the combination southern foodery...
Jumbo Escafé: Venerable restaurant unveils old Oxo space
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
3 comments Prior story Escafé readies: Grand reopening before month's end The new Escafé has opened. The official day was Monday, February 20, the day before a reporter/photographer stopped in to take a look...
Whiskey Jar: Streamlined Southern fare unveiled Feb 6
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
6 comments   Previous story Southern, uncapped: Whiskey Jar strips down walls... and recipes When we wrote about the impending opening of The Whiskey Jar restaurant back in January, we left out the part...
Blue sky day; great ski day
Published on Feb 20th, 2012
1 comments Perfect temperatures right around freezing following a six-inch blast of natural snow gave Wintergreen Resort some Monday holiday joy.
Cavorting: Wintergreen wide open for business
Published on Feb 16th, 2012
0 comments Two girls cavort on the Eagle's Swoop slope at Wintergreen Resort Wednesday night. While the Resort has recently announced financial difficulties, the snow-covered slopes remain wide open for skiing...
Crib death? Defense insists Huguely merely 'contributed'
Published on Feb 8th, 2012
54 comments After getting taunted as a less-talented sex partner than a rival lacrosse player, George W. Huguely V sent on-again/off-again girlfriend Yeardley Love an email that he may live to regret: "I should...
ABC superteen: How an underage agent took down Kroger
Published on Feb 8th, 2012
11 comments For many restaurants and bars, the prospect of a visit by undercover ABC agents is a constant fear. A single alcohol violation could trigger temporary loss of a liquor license with devastating...
Big chill: Biscuit Run presaged Wintergreen money mess
Published on Feb 6th, 2012
31 comments A pile of debt, another warm winter, and the state's unwillingness to accept a dead appraiser's valuation for millions in already-spent conservation tax credits have pushed the company running...
Big scrap: Artists fight for their right to pick
Published on Feb 6th, 2012
7 comments If you've ever hauled junk to the Meade Avenue place long known as Coiner's Scrap Iron and Metal, there's a chance that your old gutter, gear, appliance, or tin slab never got melted down, that it...
Chow Bella: Rome-inspired restaurant to open in March
Published on Feb 2nd, 2012
9 comments What does the man who created Charlottesville's Wild Wing Café do for an encore? He builds another restaurant on West Main Street– only this time it's not a television-laden sports bar, but...
Realistic outlook
Published on Feb 2nd, 2012
0 comments 12/20/11  Albemarle Douglas Wade to John & Kathleen Pegues, 727 Denali Way, Unit 206, $65,000 Phillip Norford to Katherine Chapman, 2517 Hydraulic Road, Unit 65, $60,000 Charlottesville...
Bus-ted: Transit policy blocks Harrington ad
Published on Feb 1st, 2012
33 comments As Charlotte Ding drove behind a public bus in Rochester, New York, an advertisement on the back of the vehicle pleading for help with an unsolved murder grabbed the former Charlottesville resident's...
After 26 years, St. Maarten Café closes
Published on Jan 30th, 2012
28 comments News about the sudden closing of St. Maarten Café on the Corner, the place with the Buffett vibe (Jimmy, not Warren) long before Cheeseburger in Paradise, spread like wildfire on social media...
Not immune: VNB corporate profit falls 42 percent
Published on Jan 30th, 2012
1 comments Virginia National Bank, long seen as one of the bulwarks of the local financial services industry, saw its net income fall 42 percent last year, according to an earnings report released Friday....
Biscuit Run reform: Deeds would loosen secrecy... some
Published on Jan 23rd, 2012
8 comments In Virginia, tax returns are so sacred that a section of code forbids state officials from revealing individual info– even if those individuals have reaped millions of dollars for their land...
Jaquith omitted most shop-local benefits
Published on Jan 23rd, 2012
15 comments Full disclosure: I own a local business. So you can imagine my disappointment when the Hook chose to run an essay that actively discourages shopping locally, [Janis Jaquith’s January 19 "Online specs...
Southern, uncapped: Whiskey Jar strips down walls... and recipes
Published on Jan 19th, 2012
3 comments "It's been a long time dream of mine," says Will Richey, while lying on his back with a wet paintbrush in hand, "to do a Southern restaurant." That dream may come true next month when the 35-year-old...
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