Business

Kluge draperies go on the block
Published on Jun 7th, 2011
11 comments The latest auction of lavish goods once owned by Patricia Kluge takes place without the fanfare of last year's two-day Sotheby's sale. On Saturday, June 11, her David Easton-designed draperies from...
'Insufficient evidence': State mum as Biscuit Run appraisers go unpunished
Published on May 30th, 2011
66 comments Four months after leaked documents showed that a Charlottesville-based group of investors convinced top-level Virginia officials to bail out their flopped housing development with millions in state...
Last rats? DLA Piper flees sinking Minor
Published on May 26th, 2011
6 comments Last September, lawyer Betty Shumener assured the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lynchburg that her firm knew what it was doing when it asked to become the counsel to West Coast brainiac Halsey Minor when...
Last stand: Bank takes Kluge's own house in foreclosure
Published on May 18th, 2011
15 comments Just two days after the Trump Organization revealed that her job is secure, Patricia Kluge found out that her home is not. The financially challenged vintner lost her residence Wednesday at the...
You're hired: Trump to keep Kluge and Moses at winery
Published on May 17th, 2011
11 comments On the same day that Donald Trump announced that he won't be making a run for the U.S. presidency, his son reveals that the famous deal-maker plans to continue to invest in the wine operation he...
Pre-Belk flashback: C.H. Williams estate hits auction block
Published on May 17th, 2011
9 comments An upcoming estate auction recalls one of the long-gone department stores where Charlottesvillians shopped for most of the 20th century. Slated for May 21, the sale features art and antiques from...
Meet-less: Toodle-oo, Tavern?
Published on May 2nd, 2011
15 comments Come year's end, it looks like students, tourists, and townpeople may have to find a new place to meet. After a 30-year run, it appears The Tavern on Emmet Street will close on December 31, 2011,...
Homeless? Kluge house under foreclosure-- again
Published on Apr 30th, 2011
21 comments The first foreclosure in Patricia Kluge's life is now also her latest. And this time it's personal: the house in which she and her husband live. A year ago, the 6,600-square-foot abode on 2.9 acres,...
Upper Bundoran goes to its bank
Published on Apr 22nd, 2011
1 comments Four bidders brought $100,000 cashier checks to the auction April 18 in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse, but the Royal Bank of Canada ended up with Upper Bundoran for $2,033,000, according...
Eagle flew: But governor welcomes MicroAire's expansion
Published on Apr 16th, 2011
4 comments The eagle has flown, but the orthopedic instruments have landed– as the sprawling warehouse that served as the Charlottesville sorting facility for the U.S. Mail will soon be purchased by a...
Trump towers: Kluge vineyards go to The Donald
Published on Apr 7th, 2011
27 comments At times bidding in increments of $10,000, Donald Trump won the parcels containing Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard for $6.21 million, with the remainder of the Kluge holdings going to a developer...
nTelos Pavilion: Naming rights headed to telecom co.
Published on Mar 31st, 2011
37 comments The Charlottesville Pavilion is losing its old name. Henceforth the Downtown Mall landmark will be known by a more corporate (and curiously-capitalized) moniker: nTelos Wireless Pavilion. (It could...
Wet zero: Worrell's wastewater gadget cleans up in SF
Published on Mar 30th, 2011
17 comments Once again, Worrell Water Technologies, the company founded by ex-Daily Progress owner Tom Worrell to develop earth-inspired wastewater re-use technologies, has sold one of its state-of-the-art...
Now you can get the Hook delivered... through RelayFoods.com
Published on Mar 29th, 2011
3 comments The Hook has never claimed to offer to-your-door service. However, a local grocery service called RelayFoods.com has just begun delivering copies of the free weekly newspaper along with the 10,000...
Absolute Kluge: Eyes on Trump as winery hits auction block
Published on Mar 29th, 2011
3 comments When the winery founded by Patricia Kluge was on the block in December, no one came close to the bank's $19-million minimum. But at the upcoming April 7 absolute auction, someone will go home with a...
Upper Bundoran: Manor house under foreclosure
Published on Mar 25th, 2011
14 comments Another grand Albemarle house is headed toward the auction block. Upper Bundoran, the house built by the son of the man who built Scott Stadium, is under foreclosure and will be sold on the...
American offers CHO-Chi Town nonstop service
Published on Mar 14th, 2011
4 comments Getting to the Windy City from Charlottesville soon will become more of a breeze. American Airlines announced Monday that its regional carrier, American Eagle, will be making two nonstop round-trip...
Snap o' the Day: Commodities lesson
Published on Mar 9th, 2011
0 comments How quickly is the price of gas soaring? The photo to the left was taken at the Ivy Road Shell on Friday, March 4; the second, on Tuesday, March 8.
Scenic treasure: How conservation lines the pockets of the rich
Published on Mar 3rd, 2011
127 comments Albemarle County Preserved83,600 acres17.5 percent of the landWho holds the easements? Virginia Outdoors Foundation328 easements62,702 acresNature Conservancy22 easements6,047 acresPiedmont...
Mall econ: Is downtown café space handed out fairly?
Published on Feb 25th, 2011
21 comments With spring just around the corner, it's time again for an annual tradition on the Downtown Mall: arguing about outdoor café space. City planners have proposed a revised ordinance to settle the issue...
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