August 19th, 2004 issue #0333

August 19th, 2004
  • Boomtown flats: Downtown's building frenzy

    If it seems like new construction projects are springing up all over town, you're not imagining it. Charlottesville is officially in a building boom. "In the five years I've been here," says planning chief Jim Tolbert, "this is by far more than I've ever seen."

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  • Construction debris: C&O braces for 'war zone'

    Giving birth to a world-class city is painful. Ask the owners of businesses who have endured months and months of construction around downtown landmarks like the new Live Arts and Paramount theaters. Years before the Downtown Mall became a dining mecca, the C&O Restaurant was about the only reason for gourmands to hit the otherwise deserted downtown after 5.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Saddest find: The body of a homeless man, Eugene M. Tyndall Jr., 53, behind trash bins in the LexisNexis parking lot August 10. Worst weather: Two storms– tropical st...

The Dish

  • Ivy arrival: A big fat Greek... grill

    When I first glimpsed the banner announcing the imminent arrival of the "University Grill" on Ivy Road (in the former home of Hardees next to the 7-Eleven), I somehow just ...


Question of the Week

  • What do you think of the building boom?

    Tony LaBua: "I've been waiting for it for a long time. When I left New York in 1985 to open Chaps, Long Island was in the middle of a housing boom." Jehu Martin: "I love...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 6/11  James H. Scott III to Louis Mitler, 3.524 acres at 2850 Locust Hill Drive, $470,000. Seth P. and Davita L. Robinson to Roy A. and Mary E. Sharrow, 92...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • High marks: Nelson house has Addy-ed appeal

    ADDRESS: Mark Addy Inn ASKING: $1,600,000 SIZE: 5,888 fin. sq. ft.; 2,716 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1844 NEIGHBORHOOD: Nellysford in Nelson County CURB APPEAL: 9 of 10 LISTED BY: ...

Real Estate - Update

  • Update

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: April 22, 2004 in Issue 0316 ADDRESS: 1187 Partridge Lane ASKING PRICE: $279,900 SELLING PRICE: $256,900 DAYS TO CONTRACT: unknown SELLER'S AGENT: Bar...

Movie Reviews

  • Threeway: Man, woman-- and a shark

    A good filmmaker doesn't need much to keep an audience involved for 79 minutes. A man, a woman, and a shark will do quite nicely, thank you. Actually Chris Kentis, a good f...

Music Reviews

  • Dancin' fools: Harris wows 'em after 5

    Corey Harris and the 5X5at Fridays After 5 August 19 Though the sky looked dark as tropical storm Bonnie theoretically drew near, the mood I was in last Friday as I walke...

  • Hateful! CD crop (bar one) raises the bile

    Charlie Hunter Trio: Friends  Seen and Unseen (RopeADope) G. Love and Special Sauce: The Hustle (Brushfire) Har Mar Superstar: The Handler (Brushfire) Have you ever...


The Brazen Careerist

  • The $40K limit: You don't need any more

    Looking for happiness through financial success? Wondering what the magic number is? It's $40,000. Really. So technically, most of you should be happy. And if you're workin...

Sports Doctor


    Best instant classic: Defending Jefferson Cup golfing champion David Passerell beats the odds to top Brant Dixon in a thrilling Sunday evening playoff at the Birdwood cours...

Strange But True

  • Fried fish: Lightning cooks the crappies

      DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK  Q. When lightning strikes a body of water, is it instant fish-fry down below? How big is the kill zone? –Mrs. Paul &...



  • Barbara Shifflett: My (county) fair lady

    There were two well-known Barbara Shiffletts in town. Now there's one. Event management is the specialty of one of the Barbara Shiffletts, and so apparently it was no big d...


  • Juicy broadband faces hurdles

    The recent article by Hook reporter Lisa Provence [July 1: "Electric change, Nelson makes net history"], presents an overly optimistic and somewhat incomplete picture of th...

  • McDonald's manipulates us

    Your [July 22] back-page editorial on Morgan Spurlock's McDonald's-bashing documentary Super Size Me misses the point. It's not just that McDonald's sells unhealthy food, b...

  • Steal! = bad advice

    Is the article from the Brazen Careerist in your July 22 edition ["You're fired! Learn from the magic words"] a test to see if people will respond, or some form of satire? ...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, August 19-26, 2004

    THURSDAY, August 19 WORDS Memories: James D. Russell reads from his book Beyond the Rim: From Slavery to Redemption in Rappahannock County, Virgi...

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