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Malls lure new types of tenants

Malls lure new types of tenants

Al Harris December 4, 2009 0

Richmond’s mall operators are less choosy in selecting tenants now, and that’s helped them boost occupancy compared to six months ago. Some have added stores like nail salons, dollar stores, and tattoo shops

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Flat is the new up

Flat is the new up

Richard Foster December 4, 2009 0

Local businesses and big-box retailers aren’t increasing seasonal hiring – and in some cases, they’re cutting back.

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Monday Q&A: Does sex still sell?

Monday Q&A: Does sex still sell?

Al Harris November 16, 2009 1

Alison Miller didn’t plan on getting in the business of selling adult toys and DVDs, but now she runs what was recently voted the best adult store in the country.

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Kroger ups ante in grocery fight

Kroger ups ante in grocery fight

Aaron Kremer November 10, 2009 2

There’s a food fight brewing in Carytown, where Kroger is taking dead aim at Ukrop’s. The chain is in negotiations to take over the lease of the CVS next-door and add around 18,000 square

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Short Pump shop for pampered pooches

Short Pump shop for pampered pooches

Al Harris November 4, 2009 3

Pet-related shops keep opening in Richmond. Husband and wife team Don and Chris Vondriska are preparing to open Fido Park Avenue at the Shoppes at Westgate.

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Menswear startup to hold warehouse sale

Menswear startup to hold warehouse sale

Aaron Kremer October 29, 2009 0

An online men’s clothing business started by several former S&K executives will be having a warehouse sale this weekend as a way to unload extra inventory and make room for a shipment of new

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Dress like it’s 1899

Dress like it’s 1899

Al Harris October 20, 2009 0

Businessmen are dressing sharper in the recession — that is according to men’s tailor Larry Wood, one of the founders of Leviner Wood Customer Clothier. The shop recently revamped its website to serve as

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Ukrop’s sale speculation getting more solid

Ukrop’s sale speculation getting more solid

Aaron Kremer October 1, 2009 4

Ukrop’s is indeed shopping around the Richmond supermarket chain, according to several sources close to the family. But the current recession is lowering the price potential acquirers are willing to pay, and that could

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End of the road for car dealership

End of the road for car dealership

Al Harris September 29, 2009 1

The Lawrence family got the rug pulled from under them in June when Chrysler demanded they close their Airport dealership. They tried running the business selling used cars, but that experiment ended a couple

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Who’s leaking news about Ukrop’s?

Who’s leaking news about Ukrop’s?

Aaron Kremer August 19, 2009 2

Ukrop’s is again in the headlines for a possible sale. And like last time, it’s because a grocery industry website ran a blurb about a possible sale. Local investment bankers and professionals are wondering:

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