Business

Martha Jefferson wants $11 million for leftover houses, buildings
Published on Feb 23rd, 2011
5 comments Offering 26 parcels ranging from a $225,000 house on Lexington Avenue to the "iconic, modernist-style" Physicians and Surgeons Building at the corner of High and Locust, Martha Jefferson Hospital...
Close call: Federal Realty boots Padow's
Published on Feb 18th, 2011
51 comments Two months after a Padow's Hams & Deli franchise opened in the Barracks Road Shopping Center in 1996, co-owner Desiree Dawson and her husband welcomed the birth of a baby boy. Fourteen years...
Going, gone: Bank takes Kluge's Vineyard Estates
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
14 comments Attendance was thin as substitute trustee James Autry, in black hat, read the foreclosure notice. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The swanky subdivision that Patricia Kluge once envisioned as pairing top-...
Straight talk: 'Buy local: Save your job'
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
26 comments In tough economic times, it might be hard to come up with anything more visceral than this appeal from a Central Virginia businesswoman: "Buy local. Save your job." It's a slogan so powerful that it'...
Snap: Oliver Kuttner plays the Field
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
5 comments The Charlottesville-based entrepreneur won the $5 million first prize in a national contest seeking fuel-efficient automotive innovation. PHOTO BY MEREDITH MONTAGUE Car-of-the-future inventor...
The Dish - New martini bar in Waynesboro
Published on Jan 30th, 2011
42 comments Waynesboro hipper than Cville now? NOTE: the phone number is incorrect on this promotional ad. It should be 540-490-2079. advertising promo When was the last time you dressed up to go to Waynesboro...
Palin calls for Spudnut moment
Published on Jan 28th, 2011
29 comments Hey, what about a Spudnuts moment? The former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, responds to President Barack Obama's reference to global competition as "our generation's Sputnik moment" in his...
OpenTable: Cyber reservations service descends on C'ville
Published on Jan 24th, 2011
6 comments There's a table waiting for you... online. FILE PHOTO OF IVY INN BY WILL WALKER While relatively few area restaurants have begun using OpenTable, the growing online reservation service appears to...
Senator Warner shows for Zuckerberg-Perry summit
Published on Jan 22nd, 2011
13 comments The three American innovators. PHOTO BY FACEBOOK On January 19, Pop musician Katy "I Kissed a Girl" Perry holds a promotional launch at the California headquarters of Facebook, and Virginia's newest...
Free at last? Govt-owned bank wins control of Landmark hotel
Published on Jan 20th, 2011
26 comments Minor and Danielson at the 2008 groundbreaking. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Three years after ground was broken and two years after lawsuits began flying, the towering skeleton of the planned...
Reversal of fortune: Albemarle House goes on the block
Published on Jan 18th, 2011
39 comments   For former billionaire's wife Patricia Kluge, the auctions, the lawsuits, and the loss of the winery bearing her name combined to make 2010 seem to be a very bad year, an annus horribilis as...
Growing fit: Intense gym expands, targets youngsters
Published on Jan 18th, 2011
22 comments Crossfit trainer Gretchen Kittelberger supervises squats during an introductory class. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART A new gym opened its doors two summers ago riding a wave of research asserting that...
Heat is on: AG says Biscuit Run deal under scrutiny
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
71 comments Recently disclosed details of the Biscuit Run state park deal have prompted more than public outrage–- they may have prompted an investigation into the transaction that some allege was a...
Patriot's displaced: Arby's reclaims its name
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
52 comments Arby's has reclaimed its restaurant at Forest Lakes. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Forest Lake's Arby’s owner Tom Slonaker has finally left the building. According to Emmet's Street Arby's manager...
Kings Dominion embroiled in bitter corporate fight
Published on Jan 9th, 2011
8 comments The park as seen from its 1/3-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Kings Dominion, the Virginia amusement park that has entertained millions of people since its beginnings...
Supreme feast: New Route 29 buffet delivers size, size, size
Published on Jan 2nd, 2011
35 comments Get your meal cooked the Hibachi way! PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Dish recently had a chance to check out the spread at Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, the all-you-can-eat Chinese-American restaurant...
More options for would-be drunk drivers
Published on Dec 28th, 2010
6 comments For 21 years, the Chandler Law Group has provided safe rides home over the holidays for imbibing drivers. This year, another personal injury law firm will pick up the tab if you call a cab. Allen,...
Bitter fruit: Another Kluge venture under foreclosure
Published on Dec 28th, 2010
14 comments Five parcels in phase one of Vineyard Estates are under foreclosure. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Patricia Kluge and Bill Moses close out 2010 with another foreclosure in their future, this time on five...
Snap: Casket delivery at Hill & Wood
Published on Dec 26th, 2010
15 comments A December 13 delivery of an unused casket. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It's not all fun and games during the holidays. Sometimes, Batesville Casket Company (headquartered in Batesville, Indiana) has to...
Valley Mission Night at Shenandoah Pizza
Published on Dec 22nd, 2010
0 comments Musicians of all types will gather Tuesday, December 28 from 6-10pm at Shenandoah Pizza, on East Beverley Street in Staunton to raise money for the Valley Mission. A portion of the restaurant’s...