Downtown Mall

Snap o' the Day: Termites on the Mall
Published on May 11th, 2009
1 comments On Friday, May 8, the Hook spotted this swarm of winged insects at the base of the wood facade at 111 East Main Street. "Those are termite swarmers," says pest control expert John Ashcraft. "I'm one-...
Snap o' the day: Python on the Mall
Published on Apr 24th, 2009
19 comments Scott Shifflett creates a little chaos on the Mall with a 14-foot, 14-year old  Albino Burmese Python named, appropriately enough, Chaos. "He'd be even longer if I had a bigger cage for him," said...
Snap o' the Day: Unstrangled tree
Published on Apr 13th, 2009
0 comments As the $7.5 million Downtown Mall resurfacing chugs toward its early May completion, some visible signals of earlier neglect have become evident. Here, a new frame for a tree grate gives this willow...
Panhandling panned: No more Mall driving, either
Published on Apr 24th, 2003
0 comments It's happened to Jim Tolbert at Bizou, at Miller's, at Rapture, and at Blue Light Grill. While Tolbert was dining outside at those restaurants, someone came up to ask him for money and it wasn't the...
Moving Mall: Downtown set for mega-changes
Published on Feb 20th, 2003
0 comments Ten years ago, plans to put an amphitheater on the Downtown Mall were all the rage. Now, thanks to $6.5 million in federal funds for a transit center, the City is contemplating a total overhaul of...
Never fear
Published on Mar 14th, 2002
0 comments A top Charlottesville developer team is feuding. However, if local news accounts have given the impression that the mammoth properties built by Lee Danielson and Colin Rolph are in some danger of...
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