Mike Platania

Mike Platania joined BizSense in December 2016. He covers commercial real estate, restaurants and breweries. He graduated from Virginia Tech. Reach him at [email protected] or (804) 554-6872.

Bond funding for new West Creek hospital inches forward

A $119 million project in Goochland took another step toward groundbreaking last week. The county’s economic development authority last week gave an initial approval for a bond issuance of $76.5 million for a 25-acre rehab hospital planned by Sheltering Arms and VCU Health. The debt is being applied for and will be repaid by Sheltering… Read more »

Local startup finds sweet spot in Publix

After a fiery launch late last year, a local food startup is turning up the heat as it rebrands and expands its products and distribution. Ames’ Hot Southern Honey, now AR’s Hot Southern Honey, recently signed a deal to be in all 12 Publix grocery stores in the Richmond area, with more products on the… Read more »