local business

Old bizes: The other people of the year
Published on Dec 11th, 2012
2 comments It would be easy to say that Monticello is the oldest business in town. Easy, but wrong if continuous operation counts.  From 1831-1923, the place was more of a private dwelling than it was...
Where do you get your groceries?
Published on Aug 14th, 2012
36 comments Related: Giant problem? The surprising silver lining to Seminole's loss Dude, where's my roundabout?
Everybody's place: Citizen Burger Bar set for Memorial Day opening
Published on Apr 29th, 2012
6 comments Restaurateur Andy McClure says he's been trying to open a place on the Downtown Mall for several years. And he came close a few times, once at The Gleason, and another time closer downtown where Jean...
Jaquith omitted most shop-local benefits
Published on Jan 23rd, 2012
15 comments Full disclosure: I own a local business. So you can imagine my disappointment when the Hook chose to run an essay that actively discourages shopping locally, [Janis Jaquith’s January 19 "Online specs...
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'...
Retail Relay changes name, opens online farmer's market
Published on Jun 18th, 2010
0 comments Thanks to Relay Foods you can buy Joel Salatin's chickens online and pick them up just a few miles from home. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Retail Relay, the local online grocery store that offers food...
Chain reaction: What's wrong (and right) about these stores
Published on Mar 19th, 2009
0 comments   Urban Outfitters is slated to open May 21, according to a company spokesperson. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Walking along the Downtown Mall– to and from work during the week or with my dog...