BizSense Pics

Is this a cursed location now?

Justin French’s former headquarters on Cary Street in Shockoe Slip is for sale. The listing agent — Shockoe Company — told RBS that the asking price is $640,000 for the  6,144 s.f. building. In May BizSense ran a story about cursed locations. Is this now one of them?

BioTaxi adds another cab

BioTaxi, a local cab startup run by two brothers from Chesterfield, has added another diesel burning rig. This one is  VW Jetta, and now the company has two vehicles. You can read more about the business in an RBS story here.

Third times the charm?

This sign for a new restaurant coming to the corner of Cary and Addison streets in The Fan plays off other restaurants that came and went in the same space. The restaurant, Fresca, is a venture between Jimmy Sneed (you may remember the Frog and the Redneck) and his daughter, and will have a vegetarian… Read more »

Are there any good deals at this store?

I’ve popped into Foremost Sales on Midlothian Turnpike on occasion, hoping to score a sweet deal on something. The store sells stuff that was damaged in the shipping process, although most of it looks OK. Has anyone ever found something good there? The prices seem exorbitant. I’d rather cruised the thrift store and see if… Read more »

The $5 million car

The Very Light Car was on display this week at the Governor’s Conference on Energy. The vehicle recently won a $5 million prize for its ability to travel more than a 100 miles on a single tank of gas. The car was designed by Lynchburg-based company Edison2. The Lynchburg News & Advance has a pretty… Read more »

Off the Hook

You don’t see many locally owned cell phone shops, but I love the name of this one near the corner of Laburnum and Nine Mile Road in Eastern Henrico.

Retail vacancy in the heart of VCU

The last remaining tenant at the College Station retail strip on the 900 block of W. Grace St. has left.  The sign on the Little Caesars door reads: “Due to some unfortunate circumstances we will be closing this location Wednesday September 29. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers and vow that… Read more »

Richmond could use more discount bus lines

This weekend I went to NYC on a China Town bus. It’s not the most pleasant riding experience, and I wonder if Richmond could get Bolt, a bus company that offers wireless. I saw tons of them between D.C. and NYC.

Is an acorn more slippery than a banana peel?

Now that we’ve started doing a Circuit Court Roundup, I’ve become more aware of how litigious our society is. Probably the reasons for signs like this outside Chippenham Hospital. But here’s my question: Is an acorn more slippery than a banana peel? And shouldn’t the sign be: “Acorns are slippery. Be careful.”