Business

Woodard wants Williams’ units, City loan
Published on Jul 11th, 2007
0 comments The Daily Progress reports this morning that Eugene Williams' low-income housing units, put on the block earlier this year, could be sold to developer Keith Woodard– if Woodard gets an $850,000...
CFA Institute fights for its life in India
Published on Jul 9th, 2007
5 comments On July 17, the Charlottesville-based CFA institute will soon have its day in court half a world away for the right to do business in one of the world's fastest growing economies. According to...
UVA’s Elzinga helped Court in retail case
Published on Jul 5th, 2007
0 comments UVA's famed free-market economist Kenneth Elzinga provided intellectual support for the controversial notion of enforcing minimum retail prices, UVA says in a release. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4...
Farm horror: family dies in Rockingham
Published on Jul 3rd, 2007
0 comments NBC29 is reporting this morning that four members of a Rockingham farming family, including two girls, ages 9 and 11, have died after they and and an employee were fatally overcome by methane gas in...
Fuel Co. closes
Published on Jul 2nd, 2007
16 comments Last week it was Starr Hill, this week it's Fuel Co., as it appears our establishments bankrolled by multi-millionaire philanthropists are dropping like flies! When Patricia's Kluge's Fuel Co....
Unsolved mystery: how Wal-Mart helps biz
Published on Jul 1st, 2007
3 comments The Daily Progress offered a puzzling ending to this morning's story about the growing local presence of Wal-Mart: a Darden's prof's statement that the Arkansas empire might actually help local...
Capshaw folds Starr Hill, buys into Satellite
Published on Jun 29th, 2007
9 comments Music mogul Coran Capshaw is bringing his international reach and the promise of "marquee national artists" to the Corner by partnering with the owners of the Satellite Ballroom and closing his...
Theater at Webster Studio closes
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
0 comments Only two months after its opening, the people behind new art house movie theater at East Market Street's Webster Studio announced today that they're closing its doors. "Due to a temporary...
Get ready to Rummage– all year!
Published on Jun 22nd, 2007
0 comments For more than 50 years, the Rummage Sale has been the signature fundraiser for the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, helping haul in more than a quarter million dollars annually. It's about to get even...
Chaps reveals new design change
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
2 comments For 22 years, Chaps Ice Cream has stood like time's sentry on the Downtown Mall, guarding its adopted 50's motif and familiar facade since owner Tony LaBua opened the shop in 1985. Ah, but change...
Amvest still not talking; analyst lauds deal
Published on Jun 19th, 2007
1 comments For the second day in a row, the woman who answers the phone for Amvest Corporation declined to put the Hook in touch with anyone from the company to address what will happen to the 50 or 60 jobs...
Big company gobbles Amvest jobs
Published on Jun 18th, 2007
4 comments Not since 1995, when Thomas E. Worrell, the father of local musician Shannon Worrell Chapman, sold the Daily Progress and 28 other newspapers for $230 million, has a single transaction generated so...
Whole Foods gets new landlord
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
0 comments Looks like Chuck Lebo, president of Lebo Properties, which manages Shopper’s World on Route 29, won’t have to worry anymore about leaflet-toting political candidates. The Washington Business Journal...
Did jolt-up precede hold-up?
Published on Jun 1st, 2007
0 comments There was an attempted robbery of a Downtown Mall bank this morning, and operators of a local gelato shop believe their security camera captured the suspect in a pre-crime coffee purchase. "Those...
Piedmont Tractor no mow
Published on May 31st, 2007
2 comments Its official name was Piedmont Equipment, but to locals, the company on Ivy Road with the John Deere-filled lawn was always known as Piedmont Tractor. The paucity of the familiar green yard and...
Herskowitz named tops in touring
Published on May 30th, 2007
0 comments Film festival director Richard Herskowitz has been named the Tourism Person of the Year by the local tourist board, according to a release. The presentation occurred last night at a ceremony inside...
City, Capshaw make Coal Tower trail
Published on May 22nd, 2007
2 comments The City announced last night that it will create a new pedestrian trail linking the Downtown Mall to Carlton Avenue near the Woolen Mills area of the City, via the developing "coal tower" property...
UVA to demo 23 buildings at Blue Ridge Hospital
Published on May 21st, 2007
4 comments For almost 30 years, the crumbling Blue Ridge Tuberculosis Sanatorium along Route 20 South has been in the shadow of the wrecking ball. Now it appears the ball is going to swing, as the owner has...
See Dave for $15,000 per ticket
Published on May 18th, 2007
6 comments Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will put on a special, intimate show on Saturday, July 28 on Long Island, part of a special five-concert series called "The East Hampton Social," featuring not only...
Mall gets menagerie?
Published on May 18th, 2007
1 comments For nearly 14 years, a small specialty shop at the east end of the Downtown Mall has kept cat lovers purring with all manner of goods with feline themes. Now fans of two other species have a reason...
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