Business

Find the weather at ch. 209
Published on Sep 21st, 2007
0 comments The location of the new local weather TV station has been revealed; it can be found at Comcast cable channel 209 and digital channel 19.2. Offering a local weather forecast every 10 minutes,...
Supremes toss wind turbine appeals
Published on Sep 16th, 2007
9 comments Virginia's first proposed wind farm blew away some unhappy neighbors Friday when the Virginia Supreme Court dismissed their appeal of a lower court ruling. Finding that the Highland County Circuit...
$87.5 million means one less job
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
3 comments Buckingham County resident Tucker Adcock says that splitting an $87.5 million lottery prize means that he can now quit one of his three jobs. He's thusly quoted in an AP story following the...
Crozet to get new grocery– finally
Published on Sep 11th, 2007
0 comments For years the buzz has been that Crozet was about to get a grocery store, first a Food Lion and more recently a Harris Teeter. Yesterday Great Eastern Management Company confirmed that it's...
Station change: Clear Channel leaves town
Published on Sep 5th, 2007
10 comments With Clear Channel unloading 448 radio stations across the country– including the six they hold in Charlottesville– the fate of those local stations has remained up in the air. No longer...
Pavilion envy? Roanoke courts Red Light for amphitheater project
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
0 comments It seems Roanoke has been heavily courting Coran Capshaw's Red Light Management lately, hoping the music mogul and concert promoter will put his weight and experience behind a proposed amphitheater...
RIC announces Fort Lauderdale service
Published on Aug 22nd, 2007
2 comments In its continued rise to budget powerhouse preeminence, the Capital Region Airport Commission announced August 22 that JetBlue will begin daily non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood...
Planet Fun to become Planet Botox
Published on Aug 17th, 2007
0 comments It's been two years since the fun stopped at Planet Fun on Berkmar Drive, which included video games, an indoor climbing structure, miniature golf, go-carts, and batting cages (we were particularly...
Govt. restricts water use; Gods laugh with rain
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
3 comments The Rivanna River is low, and not just because the Woolen Mills dam is coming down. PHOTO BY HOOK STAFF Today, both the City and County governments issued their mandatory water restrictions, and...
Red Light signs the Decemberists
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments Hyper-literate indie rock fans of Charlottesville rejoice! Though it has yet to be announced on the company's website, Red Light Management confirms that it has landed the Decemberists as its latest...
Grateful Dead inspire Nelson logo
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
6 comments It's hard to one-up the best location promo of all times– Virginia is for Lovers– so two Nelson County women went with the flow and hatched, "If Virginia is for lovers, then Nelson...
Build-a-Bears reproduce like bunnies
Published on Aug 6th, 2007
1 comments Correction: The Fashion Square shop is the first Build-A-Bear Workshop in Charlottesville. The others, such as "Create a Critter" at Hobbytown may be what Build-A-Bear company lawyer Bill Alvey, a...
Tilt halts trains west of town
Published on Aug 3rd, 2007
1 comments Two westbound coal trains are stopped this morning west of town, including one stretching from the Teague Funeral Home on Ivy Road nearly to the Farmington crossing after a car on a train ahead...
Amvest building goes to UVA
Published on Aug 3rd, 2007
3 comments The Daily Progress reported yesterday that the sumptuous lakefront headquarters of Amvest Corporation, a building valued over $5 million, will be donated to UVA. In a sale announced in mid-June, it...
Jeeps overrun Charlottesville
Published on Jul 30th, 2007
1 comments Some Charlottesville residents may have noticed a shortage of parking in the Water Street area and an overabundance of Wranglers and Cherokees around last weekend. What was up with that? The Jeep "...
Wages up– but you still can’t afford to live here
Published on Jul 23rd, 2007
6 comments Paychecks in the Charlottesville area have gone up 4.7 percent in the past year. The bad news? "Charlottesville is 6 percent below the national average," according to Joe Kilmartin with Salary.com,...
Paramount’s new boss no stranger
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
1 comments Ten months after the unexpected and unexplained departure of its founding executive director Chad Hershner, the Paramount Theater introduced its new executive director, Edward W. Rucker. Speaking...
Albemarle First: Gone, leaves healthy profits
Published on Jul 17th, 2007
1 comments The community bank started in 1998 held onto its name when it was acquired by Premier Community Bank in January 2006. But when Albemarle First became the 27th acquisition of West Virginia-based...
Match UVA’s boffo returns... for $100K
Published on Jul 16th, 2007
1 comments Are you a shrewd investor who yearns for the beefy investment returns that UVA financial managers get in handling the University's endowment? Soon, according to BusinessWeek magazine, you may be able...
Progress steals (but improves) story
Published on Jul 13th, 2007
5 comments The Daily Progress, which has a habit of lifting story ideas, sans credit, from local blogs, swiped another one this morning from Waldo Jaquith's blog but did deliver a complete and nuanced view of...