Business

Judge quits: Berry goes to Allen & Allen
Published on Jan 18th, 2012
14 comments The chief judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, which includes Albemarle and Charlottesville, has been hired as managing partner for the Charlottesville office of Virginia's largest...
Blue Ridge commercial
Published on Jan 16th, 2012
0 comments Staunton resident Bill Golden (right) pauses while getting filmed for a video advertising his business which partners investors with people who find distressed properties, something he claims has...
Condo aversion: Craig's Barracks West a cautionary tale
Published on Jan 16th, 2012
19 comments A search of the local multiple listing service (MLS) shows 202 condo sales in the greater Charlottesville area in 2011, a 40 percent increase over the previous year that was noted in November in...
Scanner error: NC State checks turn up in Charlottesville
Published on Jan 15th, 2012
30 comments Anson Parker made a New Year's resolution: To let North Carolina State University know that the scanner he bought on eBay contained copies of thousands of checks written to the school in Raleigh. "It...
Restaurant Week tip: Reserve early for semi-annual food fandango
Published on Jan 12th, 2012
1 comments From January 23 to 29, Charlottesville will once again experience the hugely popular Restaurant Week, which draws eager diners from within Charlottesville and the surrounding area. The week of three-...
Monsoon, switched: Friends season Market Street with Siam
Published on Jan 11th, 2012
4 comments How did two Thai art students wind up taking over Monsoon, Charlottesville's oldest Asian fusion restaurant? Well, to hear 31-year-old "Kitty" Ashi tell the story, it began in Bangkok. Kitty hails...
Escafé readies: Grand reopening before month's end
Published on Jan 11th, 2012
4 comments Escafé's coming back, baby. As first reported in the Hook, the venerable Downtown Mall restaurant with the hip nightlife recently packed its bags from its longtime home in the shadow of the Omni...
Healthy Chinese: Song Song's Zhou & Bing
Published on Jan 9th, 2012
11 comments Right across from the "Skybar" on 5th Street NE, you may or may not have noticed that a placed called Song Song's Zhou & Bing opened on the Downtown Mall with little fanfare around the first of...
Cook-Out: Popular fastfoodery heading to Charlottesville
Published on Jan 9th, 2012
25 comments A drive-through franchise that speedily serves up grilled barbecue meats and more than 40 kinds of milkshakes is coming to Charlottesville. It's a fast-growing fastfoodery from North Carolina called...
Raising the roofs
Published on Jan 8th, 2012
1 comments Workers position a truss for a string of townhouses at Pavilions at Pantops, a growing community that launched with a bang– literally, as blasting caused some minor damage at adjacent Fontana...
Third cidery planned for Central Virginia
Published on Jan 6th, 2012
3 comments If you've recently taken the tour at Monticello, you've learned that it was hard cider– not beer, wine, or water– that was most likely accompanying Mr. Jefferson's meals. Back in 2009, it...
Hall, sold: Richmond magnate buys Keswick resort and club
Published on Jan 5th, 2012
6 comments At least one suicide and a murder: what you won't find in the releases 1912: Robert B. Crawford spends $100,000 to build his dreamhouse, Villa Crawford.1947: Local businessmen buy property as...
Concrete move: Market Annex work begins on Main St.
Published on Jan 5th, 2012
1 comments Workers ready the former site of C&R Auto, whose painted signs used to grace 513 West Main Street with promises of "specializing in automatic transmissions," for an expansion of the purple-hued...
Expansion: Peter Chang readies for Richmond
Published on Jan 4th, 2012
3 comments America's most sought-after Chinese chef is moving forward on a plan to open a restaurant near Richmond in the Short Pump area. "We've already started construction," says Gen Lee, business partner to...
No more Long John Silver's in Charlottesville
Published on Jan 3rd, 2012
27 comments Fried fish aficionados have one fewer place to dock their appetites in the new year, as Charlottesville's Long John Silver's has gone out of business. The signs were painted over before the last day...
Shoppers exodus: China King moves to Hibachi Grill
Published on Jan 3rd, 2012
15 comments The gigantic China King Buffet is the latest tenant to vacate the increasingly empty store-fronted Shoppers World, moving down the road to the Hibachi Grill on Seminole Trail. China King owner Gui...
Guv's decree: Charlottesville Amtrak service gets another two years
Published on Dec 30th, 2011
15 comments The three-year pilot program to run a daily train between Lynchburg and Boston– greatly bolstering Charlottesville's railroad access to New York and other zesty cities in the Northeast–...
Charlottesville escapes first wave of Sears/Kmart closings
Published on Dec 29th, 2011
11 comments The company that runs over 3,500 Sears and Kmart stores has released a list of nearly 80 locations that will close; and while Virginia did not escape intact, Charlottesville did. The first list...
Feeling tipsy: Excavator topples while razing building
Published on Dec 29th, 2011
9 comments  Photos in slideshow A vacant restaurant building that has vexed the University of Virginia Foundation for the past five years brought additional headaches Thursday, December 29 when a piece...
Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors
Published on Dec 23rd, 2011
43 comments A feud over corporate governance compounded an already painful December for a major Central Virginia financial institution. Virginia National Bank has experienced a leadership shake-up that has seen...