Alec Depcrynski

Tell them you mean business!

You’ve seen the commercial. Robert Vaughn comes on the screen, urging consumers to tell those insurance adjusters that “You mean business,” and to call the law offices of Marks & Harrison…“Right now.” The commercial is for Richmond-based law firm Marks & Harrison. Well, sort of.

Recess is back

From afar, it looks like gym class. Only the guy rolling the rubber ball toward home plate has a 5 o’clock shadow and a beer gut. And the girl playing first base, wearing makeup and tight tube socks, just told her friend she’s f*$#ing awesome. Blame Sean Smalls.

Richmonders driving less

Richmond motorists are spending less time on the roads – or at least avoiding the tolls on the Southside. According to the Richmond Metropolitan Authority, traffic at the Powhite Parkway mainline toll plaza has been falling since February compared to the previous year. Around 543,000 fewer drivers have passed through the tolls so far this… Read more »

Tech Review: GlassDoor sheds light on employees and salaries

With, you can find out what your employees are saying about your company — at least at the big ones like Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL and Google. And because entries are anonymous, employees feel comfortable being completely honest about their jobs. (It might also turn into a whining session) The site also provides room for… Read more »

Scooter fever spreads to Whitten Motor Sports

Moped fever is spreading. And more dealers in Richmond are trying to get in on the action. Whitten Motor Sports in Ashland now sells Vespas, the high end Italian scooter. The dealership began carrying the fashionable two-wheelrs about a month ago, according to sales manager Jeremy Larsen.

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Roundup for 10.17.08

CB Richard Ellis announces the following transactions: Logistics Systems Incorporated leased 42,000 sf at 1821 Battery Dantzler Rd. in Chesterfield. The company started as a logistics management consulting business and has since expanded to provide IT services and staffing consulting. It is headquartered in Washington, DC. Contact: Lawrence Wilkerson, President and CEO 202-347-0821 Better Business… Read more »

Zoom can help find new locations

In the past, businesses looking to relocate relied mostly on connections, market trends and popular opinions. A new service is looking to change that with cold, hard facts. Zoom Prospector lets businesses search the nation for the perfect place to set up shop. The website, which was recently made available to the public by developer… Read more »

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Roundup for 10.10.08

Thalhimer reports the following transactions: Owens & Minor Medical, Inc. has purchased 50 acres of land within Atlee Station in Hanover. The land was purchased from Media General, Inc. for $5,398,650. Owens & Minor has purchased the land as an investment for future use. The Richmond-based company distributes medical and surgical supplies to hospitals and… Read more »

The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Roundup for 10.03.08

Jack P. Fine & Associates has purchased 7,000 sf at 2405 Chamberlayne Ave. in Richmond. The property is home to an Advance Auto Parts store. It was sold by Chamberlayne Developers for $1.56 million, or $223 per sf. The freestanding retail building is located in the Laburnum/Rt. 360 retail submarket. Advance Auto Parts fully leases… Read more »

Proposed downtown towers play waiting game

Two proposed towers on East Main Street downtown would be less than 18 feet apart from each other. If built, Centennial Tower and Pinnacle Place would loom over the city at 27 and 30 stories, respectively. But even with all that height, there are still some hurdles to clear; finding financing and tenants. Bob Cole,… Read more »