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A flood of bankruptcies could sink more boats

A flood of bankruptcies could sink more boats

Aaron Kremer August 26, 2008 0

Spurred by housing sector woes and the ensuing credit crunch, bankruptcies around Richmond are spiking to the highest levels in a decade. Most filers in the area are individuals who can no longer tap

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Scooting up the sales

Scooting up the sales

Alec Depcrynski August 8, 2008 0

Scoot Richmond, a scooter/moped dealer on Richmond’s Southside, sold 64 scooters in June. That’s 28% higher than May, and off the charts compared to the previous year. There are also some rumors circulating that

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Ellwood Thompson’s Wants Shoppers to Go Green

Ellwood Thompson’s Wants Shoppers to Go Green

Alec Depcrynski August 6, 2008 0

Ellwood Thompson’s, the Carytown market known for organics, is giving 25 cents to anyone who walks, bikes, scoots, or rides the bus to the store. Calling it Envirocredit, if you can get to the

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Shockoe Bottom-ing out?

Shockoe Bottom-ing out?

Alec Depcrynski July 24, 2008 0

In 2004 Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom was devastated by Hurricane Gaston. Drainage systems malfunctioned and overflowed, and floodwater ran freely through the streets causing extensive damage to businesses. Four years later, the area is

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A Tale of Two Broad Streets

A Tale of Two Broad Streets

Alec Depcrynski July 15, 2008 0

The farther east you walk down Broad Street and away from VCU, the more beat up and empty it gets. There are “For Sale” signs, “For Lease” signs, and signs simply marked “Closed.” Some

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Slinging Bling: Car accessory shops diversify

Slinging Bling: Car accessory shops diversify

Alec Depcrynski July 11, 2008 0

A young man no more than 14 greets customers at the Williams Plaza and Auto Center on Richmond’s South Side. He sizes up one customer’s car, and by association its driver. So does everyone

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Same Box, Same Price, Less Food

Same Box, Same Price, Less Food

Alec Depcrynski July 10, 2008 0

The boxes, cartons and cans at the grocery stores are getting smaller – although you have to look really carefully to notice. As reported by MSNBC, manufacturers have begun “short-sizing” their products. The practice

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Does Carytown have a vacancy problem?

Does Carytown have a vacancy problem?

Alec Depcrynski July 2, 2008 0

Heading east along Carytown, for every 10 to 15 occupied buildings there’s a vacant one with a placard inviting you to call a commercial real estate broker. Richmond BizSense did an unofficial count of

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Warning to would-be robbers

Warning to would-be robbers

Richmond BizSense May 16, 2008 0

A Newport News store owner went all Wild-West – sleeping inside his store with a loaded pistol and lying in wait for thieves to try and rob him again. The Daily Press reports that

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