Bel Rio restaurant

"Dario": A new name and other details of Baldi's life on the run
Published on Jan 23rd, 2013
22 comments Local restaurateur and accountant Jim Baldi's disappearance in July 2010 came to an abrupt end with his January 4 arrest in San Francisco on embezzlement charges stemming from past business...
Before Bel Rio: Jim Baldi and the death of Boheme
Published on Sep 7th, 2010
29 comments "First it was Clive, then it was Jim, who I'd known for 20 years," says Boheme owner Tom Fussell, of his former chef, Clive Papayanis (left), who has been charged with embezzling from the restaurant...
Unanimous vote: City Council lowers nighttime noise law to 55dB
Published on Aug 16th, 2010
39 comments Bel Rio, 8am, August 17: quiet for now. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Just five months after lowering the limit from 75 to 65 decibels, City Council voted unanimously Monday to lower the late-night noise...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner faces embezzlement charges
Published on Jul 29th, 2010
34 comments Former Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi appears to be officially on the run. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR A pleasant homecoming for Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi appears less likely, as Albemarle County police say...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner's absence prompts media scramble
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
32 comments Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Since the Hook first reported last week on the mysterious disappearance of Bel Rio owner James K. Baldi, local reporters have busily dug up new...
Where's Baldi? Bel Rio closes, owner vanishes
Published on Jul 20th, 2010
96 comments Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Bel Rio, the Downtown Belmont restaurant and music venue that has sparked a passionate debate over noise-levels at night spots–-which led...
Landlord gives Bel Rio a thumping of its own
Published on Jul 16th, 2010
28 comments The view from inside Bel Rio. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER After a persistent controversy over its musical volume and allegations of late-night rock-and-roll bass thumping disturbing the sleep of...
Bel Trio: Simpson, Weldon, Baldi launch Bel Rio
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
2 comments Bel Trio: Jim Baldi, Dave Simpson, Gareth Weldon plan to open Bel Rio in Downtown Belmont next week.PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR  No one can accuse C&O owner Dave Simpson of rushing into things....
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