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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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Car sales hurting, but used car parts business booming

Car sales hurting, but used car parts business booming

Aaron Kremer September 9, 2008 1

Joey Woodfin doesn’t like to gloat during tough economic times. But he’s in the sort of industry that does well in a down market – selling a essential product for cheaper than anyone else.

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Pedaling higher profits amid gas squeeze

Pedaling higher profits amid gas squeeze

Alec Depcrynski September 4, 2008 0

Rising gas prices are fueling bicycle sales in Richmond, especially for services and parts to tune those old clunkers gathering dust in the back of the garage. “It’s been really interesting with gas prices

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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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