Some new restaurants this week. Plus, Christmas retailers are starting to pop up.
The tobacco industry is getting even more high tech as an Altria subsidiary was issued a patent this week for cloning nicotine genes. Plus patents from MeadWestvaco, IBM, Honeywell and others.
New retailers and a new medical office in Chesterfield.
A startup is suing its venture capital backers (including a local VC firm) for misusing its intellectual property. Plus a very unusual restaurant suit involving an alleged racist cook.
Best new names: “A totally Nu You” and “Cheesecake Heaven”
Businesses trying to collect in all sorts of industries. Plus a woman claims a nail salon burned her face during an eyebrow waxing.
A Midlothian man has invented a new kind of sports shoulder pads. A Colonial Heights company patented an air freshener device. Plus, patents from Capital One, Afton Chemical and Phillip Morris.
Licenses this week for a new law firm, a winery, a hotel and something called the VA Christmas Show.
Serious allegations by an accountant working for GRTC, and Some big collections efforts. Plus a few slip and falls on wet floors.
Best new name: Sassy Couture Boutique