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Virginia Beach restaurant coming to Gayton Crossing

Virginia Beach restaurant coming to Gayton Crossing

Al Harris May 4, 2009 0

An acclaimed Virginia Beach restaurant is opening a second location at the Gayton Crossing shopping center in Western Henrico. Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar  plans to open on May 12 and will offer lunch

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Pub owners hesitant to build segregated smoking areas

Pub owners hesitant to build segregated smoking areas

Al Harris April 10, 2009 2

When the state ban on smoking goes into effect Dec. 1, don’t expect to find too many restaurants where smoking is still allowed

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Garnetts Cafe coming to The Fan

Garnetts Cafe coming to The Fan

Al Harris April 6, 2009 3

A new restaurant is in the works at the corner of Park and Meadow, with a veteran of vegetarian cuisine at the helm. The restaurant, Garnetts Cafe, will be at 2001 Park Ave. The

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Richmond consumers shopping less but still dining out

Richmond consumers shopping less but still dining out

Al Harris March 12, 2009 1

Shoppers in Richmond cut back spending at a surprising clip in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to recently released tax data. But restaurants, long thought to bear the brunt of new-found thriftiness, didn’t

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100-proof doesn’t mean recession-proof

100-proof doesn’t mean recession-proof

Al Harris March 5, 2009 0

The state-run business of selling liquor is showing signs of a hangover. Sales to bars and restaurants for January were down 3 percent compared with the previous year. For the fiscal year that began

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The business of accessibility

The business of accessibility

Al Harris March 4, 2009 10

Kevin Mak remembers the day a man in a wheelchair entered his restaurant with a few friends, ate some sushi and left without incident. A few weeks later, Mak, who owns Carytown Sushi, received a

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Café Gutenberg reloaded

Café Gutenberg reloaded

Richmond BizSense February 10, 2009 2

European-styled Café Gutenberg in Shockoe Bottom is under new management. The restaurant’s chefs, Jen Mindell and Garrett Barry, purchased the restaurant from the previous owner last month. The restaurant is closed while Mindell and

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Pizza turnover in Short Pump

Pizza turnover in Short Pump

Trevor Dickerson February 9, 2009 4

There are two new pizza joints on scene in Short Pump. This past week, eco-friendly chain Pizza Fusion opened a location at Short Pump Station near Trader Joe’s. The company prides itself on using

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Smoking bills advance in Senate

Smoking bills advance in Senate

Richmond BizSense February 3, 2009 0

Smoking is a hot topic in this year’s General Assembly. Several bills were introduced in the Senate that either ban or regulate smoking in Virginia. The Senate Education and Health Committee voted last week

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Richmond hotels still offering freebies

Richmond hotels still offering freebies

Richmond BizSense January 30, 2009 0

As hotels across the country downsize their staffs and cut back on freebies such as cookies at the front desk and 24-hour coffee, a handful of Richmond’s high-end hotels are dishing out the complimentary

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