BizSense Pics

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.”

All you can carry

A customer carries the front end of a Nissan Pathfinder at a Chesterfield junkyard over the weekend. On Saturday, Woodfin’s Guaranteed Used Auto Parts on Genito Road sold any part you could carry for $65.

Help us grade Martin’s

How is Martin’s doing so far? We’d like to hear from BizSense Nation on how you think Martin’s is faring. It seems to us that Martin’s is never quite as crowded as Ukrop’s was and that the employees don’t seem as, well, Ukropian, although they still bring your groceries out. Share your insights in the… Read more »

Gambling, on a commuter bus?

A bus in Denver that shuttled flyers from the city out to the airport prohibits gambling while en route. Does that mean normal card playing is ok?