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Another Jersey barrier on West Main
Published on Aug 14th, 2013
0 comments The construction of the 200-plus-apartments-and-commercial-use Plaza on West Main brings the second strip of concrete barricades within a few blocks. Unlike the UVA Battle Building on the corner of...
Another old building demolished on West Main
Published on May 13th, 2013
1 comments The 1939-built Merchant's Tire building is now just a memory as the site at 854 West Main prepares to become the Plaza at West Main, a mixed use project of 219 residential units west of the Amtrak...
Rotunda to Rivanna: the future of our urban core
Published on Mar 28th, 2013
15 comments Like the palm of your hand, our city, if you were to look at it from high in the sky, has a similar pattern of lines that time has carved out. One of those lines, running east to west from the...
The mural progresses
Published on Oct 16th, 2012
4 comments We photographed artist Ross McDermott last week starting on the new mural on the side of One Meatball Place on West Main. Here's how it looks October 16. Post-publication clarification: While...
Pho-nomenon: Vietnamese soup comes to West Main
Published on Apr 5th, 2012
15 comments Related stories: • Savory spheres: Interior work begins at One Meatball Place • Purple days: Feast! celebrates 10 cheesey years Pho, the hearty Vietnamese noodle soup filled with big chunks of beef...
Chow Bella: Rome-inspired restaurant to open in March
Published on Feb 2nd, 2012
9 comments What does the man who created Charlottesville's Wild Wing Café do for an encore? He builds another restaurant on West Main Street– only this time it's not a television-laden sports bar, but...
Street cred: West Main relaxes
Published on Sep 10th, 2011
10 comments West Main– from the infamous cop-hits-wheelchair man intersection to the one just before the once-controversial dusty Amtrak parking lot– was the site of the second annual Midtown Street...
Snap: Clouds cleared over West Main
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
0 comments This was the scene early Thursday afternoon, April 28, after the rain stopped falling on a succession of rain storms that helped reduce some of the rainfall deficit that has been plaguing the area....
Tricky thing: Battle building merges with West Main
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
18 comments The Battle Building will transform West Main's streetscape. Odell & Associates “Building, but not sprawling” was the headline of a recent UVA Magazine story on the school’s $308 million build-a-...
Amtrak lot finally to be paved?
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
10 comments According to recent story in the Daily Progress, the owners of the Amtrak parking lot have promised to finally pave the dusty expanse, which a West Main neighborhood association called a “a blight on...
Funky connector to fall
Published on Nov 24th, 2009
0 comments A covered pedestrian bridge linking two towering Jefferson Park Avenue medical office buildings owned by UVA will be torn down to improve access to the 11th Street Parking Garage and the children's...
Tap this
Published on Jul 12th, 2009
0 comments The 12th Street Taphouse will soon have a much smoother sidewalk linking it to the nearby Central Grounds of UVA as construction work on the adjacent West Main Street sidewalk appears to be wrapping...
Demo dodger: Moon-Henderson house to see many moons
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
1 comments After years of neglect, the circa-1883 Moon-Henderson House at 10 1/2 Street NW is finally being restored. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Last November, local publisher Bill Chapman appealed a decision by...
Pontiac gone: GM move echoed at two Valley dealers
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
3 comments For many years, Charlottesvillians could shop at Peyton Pontiac on West Main Street, at this structure demolished in 2004. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "I think it's a pretty darn sad day," says...
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