Business

Buffetted: Weschler to invest for Warren's shareholders
Published on Sep 12th, 2011
9 comments An owner of the Hook is Omaha-bound. And this isn't a baseball story. Ted Weschler, 50, until now a quiet giant in the hedge fund world, has been hired as part of a new generation of talent to run...
'You're sued!' Bank of America files against The Donald
Published on Sep 2nd, 2011
20 comments The colorful efforts of Donald Trump to buy Patricia Kluge's former home have pushed Bank of America so hard that the bank has apparently gotten fed up and filed suit against the New York-based...
Milestone managing Jefferson School rehab
Published on Sep 1st, 2011
0 comments The article in last week's paper on the Jefferson School (Finally: Jefferson School Ready for Renovation, August 25, issue 1034) misspelled and incorrectly identified the role of Milestone Partners....
Irene cancels: Bad weekend to go to New York
Published on Aug 26th, 2011
1 comments Airlines are usually the first to cancel in bad weather. With Hurricane Irene ready to slam into the Eastern Seaboard, trains and buses are getting scratched as well. Amtrak canceled trains south...
Another multi-million-dollar spread up for bids...
Published on Aug 24th, 2011
11 comments This time it's a 7,800-square-footer built in 2007 and recently offered for sale by owners Fred Trainor and Melissa Russell through Better Homes real estate for $4.9 million. It's called "Milton Farm...
Smile! Mugshot mag flying off shelves
Published on Aug 22nd, 2011
14 comments Getting arrested has never been something to boast about, and thanks to a new weekly publication, it may have gotten even more embarrassing.Launched June 1, Crime Times offers page after page of...
Sweet taste of success for Sweet Frog
Published on Aug 15th, 2011
55 comments Since opening last summer, Sweet Frog, the self-serve frozen yogurt place on the Downtown Mall, has been been pumping out the stuff as fast as folks can work the handles on the store's bank of yogurt...
Snap: Getting ready for banking parade
Published on Aug 14th, 2011
0 comments Wells Fargo officially celebrated its renaming of the former Wachovia banks in Charlottesville on August 9 with a little parade on the Downtown Mall and some speeches touting about $80,000 in...
First view: Designers reveal look for Trader Joe's, Stonefield
Published on Aug 13th, 2011
65 comments Trader Joe's, the specialty grocery chain that has caused ripples of enthusiasm over its impending arrival in Charlottesville, will present a mostly windowless expanse of stone and masonry to the...
Lawnmower men: Meriweather mows irreverent ground
Published on Aug 11th, 2011
0 comments You've tossed dull corporate newsletters straight in the trash, so why read the one from the yard maintenance company? How about dramatic candor of "The Ooops Issue"? "In May of '96, if you were...
Deep pockets
Published on Jul 28th, 2011
0 comments 6/17/11 Helen Phillips to Nicholas & Catherine Marzella & John & Cynthia Tymoff, 158 Hessian Hills Way, Unit 1, $114,000, Albemarle Judy H. Scott to Matthew Wood & Amanda Hughes, 1084...
Toomy's loss, Sullivan's gain
Published on Jul 21st, 2011
3 comments 6/13/11John & Frances Webber to Richard & Leigh Myers, 3360 Brookside Drive, $565,000, AlbemarleCraig Enterprises Inc. to Thomas & Elizabeth Freshwater, 642 Eight Woods Lane, $514,158,...
The Lodge: Old Trail for older folks
Published on Jul 19th, 2011
17 comments Back in 2008, developer David Hilliard began his "Lodge at Old Trail" project, a senior living community in the heart of Old Trail Village in Crozet. He was hoping to create what he calls a multi-...
Trumped up: Kluge bankruptcy means all signs point to Donald
Published on Jul 19th, 2011
9 comments Patricia Kluge has always had a knack for strategic moves, so why should her personal bankruptcy be any different?As lenders converged to seize her winery and her beloved 45-room Albemarle House, she...
Topped off: Convenience store owner is Fuel's high bidder
Published on Jul 14th, 2011
23 comments After a spirited bidding war that included half-million-dollar-plus bids from one of Charlottesville's best-known developers and from the company that may have created the concept of the upscale...
For $7.5 million: Defaulting Bundoran claimed on courthouse steps
Published on Jun 29th, 2011
4 comments Bundoran, a defaulted open-space-oriented development in southern Albemarle, was taken away from its developer June 29 on the courthouse steps when the lender, Wells Fargo, valued it at $7.5 million...
Protester removal: Boar's Head denies ordering trespassing arrest
Published on Jun 27th, 2011
89 comments Protesters along the street in Charlottesville are not an unusual sight. Out on U.S. 250 west in front of the entrance of the upscale Boar's Head Inn, demonstrators are more unusual– and so was...
Full-timer: Kluge working while filing bankruptcy
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
18 comments Patricia Kluge may have literally put everything she owned into trying to save the winery she created. After months of foreclosures on her businesses and homes, the now Trump-employed vintner and...
No exit: Has Hunter Craig created more unsellable land?
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
25 comments Last week's news about the overhaul of the old Martha Jefferson campus shines a spotlight on another piece of the hospital's portfolio, a property on a prominent downtown corner that recalls some of...
New digs: CFA Inst. taking over old Martha Jeff
Published on Jun 18th, 2011
5 comments The old campus of Martha Jefferson Hospital is getting a new owner that plans to turn the hospital into a job-producing machine– and in the process make the place the first local example of...