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“B-Dubs” To Open Short Pump Location

Short Pump is getting its own Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and bar. Often called “BW3’s” or “B-Dubs, the popular chain, known for its wings and large variety of sauces, is moving into the old American Family Fitness location on Pouncey Tract Road in the SkateNation Plus building. The building will need considerable rennovations, including the… Read more »

New Kroger Store Opening Date Pushed Back

The opening of a Short Pump Kroger has been postponed. The Corner At Short Pump, a 47-acre retail and residential development on West Broad Street at Lauderdale Drive, will feature a high-end, 86,000 square foot Kroger store when finished. But leasing agent Thalhimer, Cushman & Wakefield says the opening date for the store will likely… Read more »

Solve the riddle: Bank, Si, Pie

What’s with the one-word names for restaurants? Mo Roman, who owns the swanky downtown eatery Bank, as well as the fan tapas joint, Si, is working on a pizza place called Pie. He has leased space in the Berry Burke building at 525 E. Grace Street, which is across the street from the Center Stage… Read more »

C’ville company debuts first feature film

Charlottesville-based production company Cavalier Films released its first feature film last month. “Familiar Strangers” was filmed at various locations in the Shenandoah Valley, and a majority of the crew came from the state. The release has been limited, playing in a handful of theaters in Virginia, Tennessee and Kansas; the film opened in Richmond last… Read more »

Restaurants shedding jobs

According to a WSJ article in today’s paper, restaurants are shedding jobs as consumers cut back on eating out. It’s also lowering paychecks for waiters and waitresses. RBS is still analyzing recent restaurant tax information from the City of Richmond. We should have a story about the local restaurant industry soon. Today’s WSJ story cites… Read more »

Richmond #5 best metro areas for business, says MarketWatch

Richmond has garnered a Top 10 placement in a new MarketWatch study of the best metro areas for business. Ahead of Richmond were 1. the Twin Cities 2. Boston 3. Denver and 4. Washington. Writes MarketWatch: “This region has benefited from a migration toward Virginia, as well as residual effects of proximity to Washington, though… Read more »

More shrinkage for car lots

Local car dealers continue to consolidate. The Times-Dispatch reported Thursday that Richmond Ford has bought the Lincoln Mercury franchise from the Pearson automotive group. Meanwhile, used-car seller Car America has closed its location on Brook Road and moved all the cars to its location at 7530 Midlothian Turnpike. The owner said sales are down around… Read more »

HandCraft opens hospital linen plant

Last week local launderer HandCraft opened a 60,000 square foot facility dedicated to hospital linen. The company poured $9.6 million into the building, which is on Cofer Road in Richmond’s South Side. Construction started in March of 2007 after a lengthy closing process.

Another book out by a Richmond business woman

Find your reading glasses. At the beginning of the month RBS ran a story about local business men and women who write books. Since we ran that story, a few more authors came out of the book stacks. “Writing a book remains a popular pastime and calculated strategy for local business leaders. For some, authoring… Read more »