Top Hits: BizSense’s most-read stories of 2022

Here they are, without further ado: The 10 most popular stories reported by BizSense in 2022.

10: Mansion on Swift Creek Reservoir hits market, private island included

The 5.4-acre property with additional acreage available fronts Swift Creek Reservoir beside the Cambria Cove subdivision. (File photo courtesy of CVRMLS)


9: Lego under contract to buy 340 acres in Meadowville Tech Park for $1B plant

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that toymaker Lego Group plans to build a manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County. (Jack Jacobs photo)


8: Shake Shack coming to Richmond as part of Willow Place shopping center redevelopment

Shake Shack is known for its burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries and shakes. (File image courtesy of Shake Shack)


7: Former CarLotz chief tops list of local public company CEO pay

Not represented in this story and image is Medalist Diversified REIT, which is publicly traded but does not technically have executives on its payroll. (BizSense file)


6: Truist Bank shutters more local branches as BB&T-SunTrust merger continues

Trust Bank closes Richmond branches

Truist Bank said it changed out 6,000 signs nationwide over the weekend, including dozens locally. (Michael Schwartz photo)


5: 7,500-capacity riverfront amphitheater planned for downtown Tredegar hillside

A 7,500-seat outdoor amphitheater was among the many notable projects proposed downtown in 2022. (File rendering courtesy of 3North)


4: Carvana vending machine tower in Richmond sold to REIT for $8M

Carvana sells vending machine tower in Richmond

The 12-story tower at 2201 Westwood Ave. is Carvana’s 30th car vending machine in the U.S. (File image courtesy of Carvana)


3: Greek restaurant chain opens in Village Shopping Center

“It feels good to be open and serving the West End,” said Bell Greek owner Ibo Pinar. (File photo courtesy of Ibo Pinar)


2: $8M entertainment venue The Park at RVA opens this week

The entrance to The Park at RVA, an entertainment venue opening this week at the Michael & Son complex beside Interstate 64-95. (Jonathan Spiers photo)


  1. 1: Local real estate investor sentenced to 41 months in prison for $1M PPP fraud

Moe Mathews was sentenced Friday to 41 months in a low-security prison for his admitted role in stealing $1.1 million in loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program. (Photo courtesy of LinkedIn)

Here they are, without further ado: The 10 most popular stories reported by BizSense in 2022.

10: Mansion on Swift Creek Reservoir hits market, private island included

The 5.4-acre property with additional acreage available fronts Swift Creek Reservoir beside the Cambria Cove subdivision. (File photo courtesy of CVRMLS)


9: Lego under contract to buy 340 acres in Meadowville Tech Park for $1B plant

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that toymaker Lego Group plans to build a manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County. (Jack Jacobs photo)


8: Shake Shack coming to Richmond as part of Willow Place shopping center redevelopment

Shake Shack is known for its burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries and shakes. (File image courtesy of Shake Shack)


7: Former CarLotz chief tops list of local public company CEO pay

Not represented in this story and image is Medalist Diversified REIT, which is publicly traded but does not technically have executives on its payroll. (BizSense file)


6: Truist Bank shutters more local branches as BB&T-SunTrust merger continues

Trust Bank closes Richmond branches

Truist Bank said it changed out 6,000 signs nationwide over the weekend, including dozens locally. (Michael Schwartz photo)


5: 7,500-capacity riverfront amphitheater planned for downtown Tredegar hillside

A 7,500-seat outdoor amphitheater was among the many notable projects proposed downtown in 2022. (File rendering courtesy of 3North)


4: Carvana vending machine tower in Richmond sold to REIT for $8M

Carvana sells vending machine tower in Richmond

The 12-story tower at 2201 Westwood Ave. is Carvana’s 30th car vending machine in the U.S. (File image courtesy of Carvana)


3: Greek restaurant chain opens in Village Shopping Center

“It feels good to be open and serving the West End,” said Bell Greek owner Ibo Pinar. (File photo courtesy of Ibo Pinar)


2: $8M entertainment venue The Park at RVA opens this week

The entrance to The Park at RVA, an entertainment venue opening this week at the Michael & Son complex beside Interstate 64-95. (Jonathan Spiers photo)


  1. 1: Local real estate investor sentenced to 41 months in prison for $1M PPP fraud

Moe Mathews was sentenced Friday to 41 months in a low-security prison for his admitted role in stealing $1.1 million in loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program. (Photo courtesy of LinkedIn)

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Bruce Milam
Bruce Milam
1 month ago

So what’s the latest on the amphitheater at Tredegar? Things have been silent. Is it moving forward? I can’t help but think that this is one of my favorite articles of all time. And now to learn that the Land Conservancy is buying Mayo Island per my suggested comment! BrIng it on Parker Agelasto!