October 9th, 2003 issue #0240

October 9th, 2003
  • Albemarle Place: Ahead of the cut-through curve

    Cut-throughs. Neighborhoods hate 'em. But apparently retailers take a more benevolent view of drivers who use their shopping center streets as shortcuts. The new Albemarle Place has designed a cut-through road to lure customers in by offering them another way to stay off U.S. 29. Albemarle Place Boulevard will link U.S. 29 at the Main Post Office to Hydraulic Road at Cedar Hill Road, according to planner/designer Frank Cox of the Cox Company. And because of the new road's high-capacity access, he isn't worried that it might become clogged with commuters.

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  • Attention Kmart shoppers: Check out that Hillsdale Connector!

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO Anthony Rush, EmployeeCar Lovers Carwash in the Kmart Plaza What do you think about the new road? I really hadn't heard about it, but it will take a lot of traffic from here. Will you miss the Kmart cut-through? That's a pain. It's really bad because you can't get out of here. Only three cars get out before the light turns red. Which shopping center has the easiest access? Barracks Road.

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  • COVER- Egads! The road Greens like: Which way will it go?

      Everybody does it– even cops and elected officials. The Kmart parking lot is a notorious shortcut through private property that lots of locals take to avoid a long line of cars at the intersection of Hydraulic Road and U.S. 29.

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  • Go east, young fan: UVA connects with less fuss

    One of the advantages of building a road on your own property and having large donors pay for it is that it streamlines the approval process. Unlike the Hillsdale Connector, which has been on the books for years and whose steering committee is still wrangling over which of several routes it will take, UVA's North Grounds Connector has been approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation and is good to go.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst week for Rush Limbaugh: The conservative talk radio host resigns October 1 from an ESPN pre-game show after commenting that Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan M...

The Dish

  • Pop a cork! Getting a taste for the bubbly

    Weddings, anniversaries, romantic candlelit dinners– champagne is definitely the drink of choice for special occasions like these. Like caviar and fine chocolate, we ...


Question of the Week

  • What's your favorite road?

    Tony Lechmanski: "My favorite road? That hit me off guard. I don't really know a whole lot of roads in Charlottesville. My favorite would be where I grew up in California,...

Real Estate - $old


    ALBEMARLE 7/1  Eric and Heather Ann Rhyne to Iain C. and Colleen Gainov, 1274 Fox Crest Way, Foxcroft, $226,500. Quintin L. and Marie H. Phillips to Charles Phillips...

Real Estate - On the Block


    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 22, 2003, issue #0220 ASKING: $725,000 ADDRESS: 924 Rugby Road LISTED BY: Owner, Douglas Murphy, 295...

Real Estate - Update


    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: October 9, 2003, in issue #0240 ADDRESS: Spring Valley Road, Afton ASKING PRICE: $99,500 SELLING PRICE: $83,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 123 SELLER'S AGENT: ...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Foreclosure auctions

    October 15, at 11am at the Charlottesville Courthouse Property: 1324 Hilltop Road Debtor: William D. and Valadon E. Sheffield Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $15,000 ...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

  • Beach volleyball: The joys of uncertainty

    If you could see a movie of your life before you lived it, would you want to live it? Probably not. The thrill of living is that you don't know what's coming. In other word...

Strange But True

  • Spinning: Dentist's drill tops a cycle

    Q. As things get revved up, which spins faster, your computer's hard drive, your car's engine, or your dentist's drill? ­M. Goround  A. Today's hard drives go at 1...


  • Cat man Kostich! Greene kitties get new home

    When news got out that Greene County builder Ted Kostich would be donating nearly $40,000 of his own money to build a shelter for the cats of Greene County, he got some goo...



  • Call it gentrification

    I take it I'm among the interviewees Antoinette Roades accuses of perpetuating "the politically convenient notion that [Fifeville] has always been overwhelmingly black and ...

  • Correction: Get the date right

      Crikey, my neighborhood really is all the rage, isn't it? I was glad to see your real estate maven say nice things about 405 Ridge St. [On the Block, "Challenging: V...

  • Hack away: Trim more

    Okay, the idea of burying the power lines is impossible. [September 25 news: "Crossed wires: Why aren't those power lines buried?"] How about the idea of trimming the trees...

  • Lack of ethics haunts mom

    Regarding the Peabody story [News, "School story: Peabody Mom gets son expelled," August 14, 2003], this is my third letter to you which I was assured would be published. A...

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