Segways for college students?

College essentials: Laptop. Mini fridge. Segway? Buck Ward is hoping that last one is the new big vehicle on campus. Ward, who owns Segway of Richmond in Shockoe Bottom, just started an advertising campaign aimed at college students. He attended the back-to-school night on Friday at VCU and has a blurb in the university’s magazine.

New restaurants closing

At least two new restaurants have closed. Infuzion, a dance club/lounge in Scott’s Addition and Cirrus, an upscale restaurant/bar in the Fan have both closed. At least two new restaurants have closed.

Richmond rocks a list of hard-rocking cities

Richmond took the biggest leap on StubHub’s third annual ranking of the 20 most active markets for summer concert tickets, moving up from No. 17 to No. 9. (They know we don’t have a Hard Rock Cafe, right?) New York took home the top spot for the third consecutive year. Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and… Read more »

$2,000 for hit man too low

According to documents in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court, Richmonder Caren Brown was arrested Friday by Virginia State Police, who said she paid $2,000 to an undercover policeman to kill a couple in Warrenton. You can read he entire story here. Three questions: A) Why are bumbling criminals always paying undercover cops to carry… Read more »

Ellwood Thompson’s Wants Shoppers to Go Green

Ellwood Thompson’s, the Carytown market known for organics, is giving 25 cents to anyone who walks, bikes, scoots, or rides the bus to the store. Calling it Envirocredit, if you can get to the Carytown store through some form of low-petroleum transportation, mention it to the cashier. They will deduct 25 cents from your purchase… Read more »

Trying to track down a user…please help

This is a long shot, but a while ago a user registered for our daily email. I Googled his name, and now can’t remember it. I want to track him down. He was a longtime business editor and had worked at the Baltimore Sun. He lives in Richmond and either owns or works for a… Read more »

Do looks matter in business?

The golfer Fuzzy Zoeller used to say that you gotta look good to feel good. There might be some truth in that. And it might also be smart business advice. There’s an interesting dialogue on the Freakonomics Blog about how appearance affects careers. BizSense has wanted to investigate this issue for months. One source told… Read more »

Open the press release floodgates

You’re about to read a sentence no newspaper/magazine has ever written. Please send us your press releases. That’s not a typo. We’re not off our meds. We just launched a local PR Newswire. Now Richmond businesses can post news about themselves on the BizSense’s Rich Wire. Big companies already pay to run their press releases… Read more »