June 3rd, 2004 issue #0322

June 3rd, 2004
  • Demo days: UVA remakes West Main

    There goes the Neighborhood: UVA's campaign for Main PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO Published June 3, 2004, in issue 0322 of The Hook What do you feed a 500-pound gorilla? Some Papa John's pizza for starters. After decades of talk, UVA is finally remaking West Main Street. First move: buying the property currently housing SunTrust bank and Papa John's. UVA plans to save the 1907 neo-classical bank building but rip away the later additions, including the pizza place.

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  • Learn more: UVA lays out plans June 15

    Locals who want to learn more about UVA's plans and chat with the mappers of the future might want to attend the upcoming "community briefing." The event features university leaders, including the new architect for the university, David J. Neuman, who promises to highlight ideas on university housing and the Health System area plan. Cheryl Gomez, director of utilities, will address environmental compliance plans for UVA's main heating plant, a coal-burning facility that has come under fire for emitting fumes and debris in the Venable neighborhood.

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  • Remakers abound: UVA's got company

    While UVA marches slowly to 10th Street, smaller operations are under way. A hair salon opened recently near Starr Hill Brewery, as did a company that matches day-laborers with work in the old Murray's Steaks building. The Amtrak station property, owned by Gabe Silverman and Alan Cadgene, is for sale. In other Silverman/Cadgene news, they're expanding the Main Street Market– that purple complex of upscale fooderies across from the Centel building– with three new shop spaces.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best Memorial Day commemoration: The National World War II monument on the Mall in Washington is dedicated May 29. Oddest political move: Former Governor Douglas Wilder pla...

Editor's Note

  • Regime change in 'Performance

    The Hook's Culture section is losing the writing talents of Performance editor Stephen Boykewich. He has just graduated from UVA's MFA fiction program and having won a Fulb...

The Dish

  • Thai-Mex switch: Cuisines swap locations

    We've all heard of Tex-Mex, but Thai-Mex? Besides a few similarities– spring rolls and burritos, for one, and a penchant for chili peppers and lime juice– Thai ...

Question of the Week

  • What do you do on West Main?

    Elizabeth Larson: "I shop and eat at the market place. Ciboulette is my favorite place." Jack Looney: "I walk on West Main Street and try different tequilas at Contine...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Quite quaint: Charm makes up for distance

    ADDRESS: 10894 Howardsville Lane ASKING: $199,900 SIZE: 1,886 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1840 NEIGHBORHOOD: Howardsville CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Gail M...

Real Estate - Update


    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: September 18, 2003 in Issue 0237 ADDRESS: Point Grove, Route 691, Greenwood ASKING PRICE: $210,000 SELLING PRICE: $205,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 180 SELLE...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 10, at 10:45am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2.0 acres at 4620 President's Road, Scottsville Debtor: Daniel J. Tinsley Amount owing: $91,800 Bidder bri...

Movie Reviews

  • <I>HP3</I>: Darker, more Sirius

    The big news about HP3, or Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is that its "13-year-old wizards" have managed to avoid the onset of adolescence one more time, even as...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

  • Branding U: Find your wider base

    The "brand of you" is over. Not that you've done a bad job of defining yourself. (You might have, but that's not the point.) Even if you've done a great job of defining you...

Strange But True


  • Pamela's barkery: Snacks go big time

    When Pamela Peterson started making dog treats in her kitchen three and a half years ago, she was simply trying to find a way for her beloved Labrador, Sam, to get his choc...



  • My fam fixed the house

    I find your article on Shadwell Court very interesting ["Fooled 'ya: All the fun's out back," On the Block, May 20, 2004]! The reason that it interests me? All of the updat...

Cultural preview