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Can’t stand the heat? Don’t open a restaurant.

Can’t stand the heat? Don’t open a restaurant.

Al Harris October 7, 2008 0

Restaurant operators continue to open new eateries, but they’re facing a tougher road ahead in a fiercely competitive industry. The same number of restaurants have opened so far this year in the City of

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New restaurants closing

New restaurants closing

Aaron Kremer August 20, 2008 0

At least two new restaurants have closed. Infuzion, a dance club/lounge in Scott’s Addition and Cirrus, an upscale restaurant/bar in the Fan have both closed. At least two new restaurants have closed

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BlackFinn in Norfolk closes, one in Richmond doing fine

BlackFinn in Norfolk closes, one in Richmond doing fine

Aaron Kremer August 12, 2008 1

Blackfinn Restaurant and Saloon in Norfolk, which opened in October 2006, has abruptly closed. Merchants say it closed early Monday, a week after trucks rolled up and its furnishings were moved out. The one

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The Steak and Ale restaurant closes

The Steak and Ale restaurant closes

Alec Depcrynski July 30, 2008 0

The Steak and Ale restaurant on West Broad Street near Glenside Drive, which closed on July 7, will not reopen. On Monday the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. A note taped to

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How about a little something for the effort?

How about a little something for the effort?

Alec Depcrynski July 25, 2008 0

Workers who rely on tips are starting to see the tip jar as half empty. In a BizSense survey, 70% of workers in a tip-dependent industries said that their compensation has gotten noticeably worse

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Starbucks closing 5 VA stores…none in Richmond

Starbucks closing 5 VA stores…none in Richmond

Aaron Kremer July 18, 2008 0

Starbucks announced the locations of the first round of store closings, and none are in Richmond. Five are in Virginia. The Seattle-based company will close 600 stores nationwide. Last week BizSense reported that baristas

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Richmond Starbucks Safe…for now

Richmond Starbucks Safe…for now

Richmond BizSense July 13, 2008 0

Starbucks won’t close many of its Richmond locations, if any, according to several local employees who asked that their names not be used because they are not allowed to speak on behalf of the

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Which Richmond Starbucks might go?

Which Richmond Starbucks might go?

Richmond BizSense July 2, 2008 0

Yesterday Starbucks said it is going to close 600 stores around the country. There are at least 10 in Richmond. Click here for a map. The company said it will close relatively new stores

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Possible blues club in Jackson Ward

Possible blues club in Jackson Ward

Richmond BizSense May 15, 2008 0

According to a Times-Dispatch story, a developer wants to turn the historic Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward into a blues club of sorts. Don’t plan on going to a live blues concert just yet.

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