National Slavery Museum files for bankruptcy protection (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The U.S. National Slavery Museum, founded by former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder nearly a decade ago, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.
New city courthouse to displace businesses (Freelance Star)
Fredericksburg’s planned courthouse project will force some downtown businesses to find new office space.
Norfolk to start planning light rail extension to Navy base (The Virginian-Pilot)
The City Council wants the city manager to begin plans to extend light rail to Norfolk Naval Station and to hire a transportation czar.
Food trucks fill in during UVA dining renovation (C-Ville)
Beginning this fall, on weekdays from 11am to 2pm, six trucks with names like Steak Me Home Tonight, Got Dumplings? and Nacho Panda—park around the UVA Amphitheater to offer students a variety of foods, from Asian-style dumplings to homemade doughnuts.
Roanoke Doesn’t Suck website promotes local businesses (Roanoke Times)
A website called Roanoke Doesn’t Suck posts fliers promoting businesses, churches and various organizations, and features photos of several business owners holding signs declaring that their shops don’t suck.
Bass Pro Shops accused of discrimination, racial slurs (Reuters)
Fishing and hunting gear supplier Bass Pro Shops knowingly and systematically discriminated against Hispanic and black applicants in hiring, and some of its managers used racial slurs, a U.S. government agency charged.
Yum Sells 2 Fast-Food Chains (DealBook)
Yum Brands announced on Thursday that it had found buyers for two fast-food chains, Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants. The prices were not disclosed.
Famous Cases of Corporate Espionage (Bloomberg Businessweek)
For as long as there has been commerce, there has been espionage. The methods for spying on competitors have changed over time, but the desire to uncover a rival’s secrets has not.
How To Turn A Vacant Lot Into A Thriving Cultural Destination (Fast Company)
Two words: Beer garden. Okay, and some other stuff, too.