Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is the editor of Richmond BizSense, and covers banking, lawsuits, finance, M&A and golf. He can be reached at [email protected].

First hurdle cleared for Topgolf site

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The owners of a site that’s being eyed for the multi-story golf and entertainment facility just west of Scott’s Addition got an initial clearance.

Church sale paves way toward Manchester deal

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A Southside church has unloaded its sanctuary to free up funds ahead of its planned acquisition of a bankrupt congregation’s real estate holdings.

DurretteCrump loses its Crump

A namesake of the local law firm rang in the New Year by jumping to a downtown rival, bringing a few of his colleagues with him and prompting a rebranding at the firm he left.

Union-Xenith deal is sealed


As the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, a new Richmond banking giant was born.

Editor’s Picks: BizSense’s best of 2017

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These are our biggest scoops, best reporting, best writing, catchiest headlines and quirkiest topics, whittled down from nearly 1,000 news stories in 2017.

N.C. bank lands on Libbie

A Raleigh-based bank wasted little time in getting up and running in the Westhampton neighborhood.