“It’s a lot of pressure to live up to everyone else’s expectations from the family business but I’m confident in myself,” said Lorna Bedford.
Commercial Real Estate
The West End mall is trying to bounce back with family-friendly attractions in former Macy’s buildings.
The coffee giant is under contract to buy the old Arby’s building for a drive-thru location.
Scott’s Addition-based Arts & Letters Creative Co. is leasing the 21,000-square-foot Tobacco Row property, adding to its home base at 1805 Highpoint Ave.
The Opus Group plans to erect a 168-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space.
One deal will help create a new office for a fast-growing local startup. The other gives the developer an extra piece for its nearby Hardywood-anchored project.
The commercial real estate brokerage is leasing 27,500 square feet on the top floor at 2221 Edward Holland Drive, a space formerly occupied by Kinsale Capital Group.
The 50-year-old store at 1125 New Market Road, along with a neighboring building, will be razed so a new 3,000-square-foot store and an eight-pump fuel station can be built.
The Shockoe Slip-based firm bought 1607 Highpoint Ave. for $810,000. The 0.1-acre site houses a 4,900-square-foot industrial building.
Cornerstone Architects is preparing to relocate from 23 W. Broad St. in the Arts District to the Aragon Coffee Building at 211 W. Seventh St.