Area Black Friday begins with hundreds in line (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Retailers looking to get a jump on the season opened their doors at midnight or earlier and were rewarded with long lines of shoppers.
New Shockoe Nightclub Will Cater to Older Patrons (Style Weekly)
Following an informal hearing, William “Mac” McCormack, along with five others, agreed to drop objections to a mixed beverage liquor license application for an as-yet unopened nightclub owned in part by Rodney Peterson.
Virginia Beach would pay $61.8M toward new hotel under proposal (Virginian-Pilot)
The 15-story, 361-room Hyatt Regency would be built next to the Virginia Beach Convention Center and cost $109.2 million total. City officials say it would more than pay for itself over time.
Stafford gives tech park a boost (Freelance-Star)
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted at its Nov. 15 meeting to allocate up to $237,000 from its Opportunity Fund toward the project.
Global Stocks Fall on Turmoil in Hungary and Italy (New York Times)
Global stocks and the euro fell Friday after Hungary’s credit rating was cut and Italy’s borrowing costs soared.
Signs of a Spending Switch (Wall Street Journal)
There are signs consumers have changed their behavior in ways not seen in other economic cycles—and the recovery is suffering because of it.
Can Small Business Saturday Succeed? (Inc.)
Is there enough buzz for small business to steal a slice from the major retailers?
Weekend Wind Down: A satirical cartoon about Black Friday (NMA)
It’s a foreign perspective on the American rush to retailers on the day after Thanksgiving.