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Short Pump Town Center gets a little more social

Short Pump Town Center gets a little more social

Al Harris October 23, 2008 0

Add Short Pump Town Center to the list of businesses that want in on the social networking trend. The mall’s owners plan to launch Shoptopia.com this week as a new site aiming to direct

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You say compulsive shopping; I say retail therapy

You say compulsive shopping; I say retail therapy

Al Harris October 16, 2008 0

Consumers are keeping a tighter grip on their checkbooks these days, but millions of others just can’t control themselves. Nearly 9% of adults may be compulsive buyers, according to a study conducted by University

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Local luxury retailers hang tight

Local luxury retailers hang tight

Alec Depcrynski October 1, 2008 0

Luxury retailers may be in for a cold winter. After witnessing a decline in sales at the tail end of the summer, luxury brands like Saks, Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co. are bracing for

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Trader Joe’s Opens at Short Pump Station

Trader Joe’s Opens at Short Pump Station

Trevor Dickerson September 29, 2008 0

A light rain didn’t put a damper on turnout for the highly-anticipated opening of the new Trader Joe’s store in the Short Pump Station shopping center. The colorful, Hawaiian-themed store opened Friday morning to

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Holiday Hiring Market Shrinking, Competition Growing

Holiday Hiring Market Shrinking, Competition Growing

Alec Depcrynski September 29, 2008 0

American retailers are cutting back on the holiday hiring market, according to a survey from Richmond-based job-seekers’ website SnagAJob.com. The number of jobs is going down, while the number of people applying for jobs

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Carytown vacancy declines

Carytown vacancy declines

Alec Depcrynski September 25, 2008 0

Vacancy in Carytown seems to be declining. It’s been three months since we walked through Carytown to figure out how many unoccupied buildings lined the streets. At the time, we counted 22 empty buildings,

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Follow-up Q&A with Ashland’s director of planning

Follow-up Q&A with Ashland’s director of planning

Alec Depcrynski September 22, 2008 0

An Ashland official is excited about new developments like Bass Pro and a proposed outlet center in Hanover County. Zach Robbins, Acting Director for the Department of Planning & Community Development in the Town

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Ashland and Hanover not fighting growth anymore

Ashland and Hanover not fighting growth anymore

Alec Depcrynski September 18, 2008 0

A strange shift for the “Center of the Universe,” as the village is sometimes called, to a retail hotspot and thriving business district. Just a few years back, residents of the Hanover County town

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West-End pasta shop closing doors

West-End pasta shop closing doors

Aaron Kremer September 16, 2008 2

Western Henrico’s Cavanna Pasta will cease operating a stand-alone pasta shop by the end of the year. Jonny Cavanna, who has lost money almost every month on the pasta store since opening in the

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New Bike Shop Opening in Church Hill

New Bike Shop Opening in Church Hill

Alec Depcrynski September 15, 2008 0

Starting in November, residents of Church Hill will have a bike shop in their backyard. Cyclus Bike Shop will open at 2709 East Marshall Street, according to the shop’s Myspace page. The shop will

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