BizSense Pics

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?

Va. now open for biz, but short $17k

Virginia is open for business, in case you didn’t know. The Virginia Department of Transportation just spent $17,000 getting that message out by installing the small signs that read “Virginia: Open for Business” beneath the 17 larger welcome signs around the state. This one is the sign near Richmond International Airport. Gov. McDonnell spokeswoman Taylor… Read more »

Palm trees, here?

Plaza Azteca, a Mexican restaurant opening in the former Max & Erma’s location on West Broad Street, has planted palm trees out front. Can they grow in Richmond?

More apartments downtown? Coming right up

Yet another new apartment building is under construction downtown. This one, at 21st and Broad, is on the edge of Church Hill (or is it the edge of Shockoe Bottom?). According to city permit data it is a project of Richmond-based Spy Rock Real Estate Group. The general contractor is Whiting-Turner. The building permit is… Read more »

South University dedicates Short Pump campus

Sharon Broscious, program director of nursing, discusses the human patient simulators nursing students at South University will train on with Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson (foreground). South University dedicated its Richmond campus Friday morning and announced the launch of its nursing program. The other people in the picture from left: Paige Fitzgerald of Troutman… Read more »

Press 1 to learn why lawyers have a fresh message every day

Do lawyers learn in law school to leave a new greet on their voice mail every morning?
Honk if you’ve heard this one: “Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, and I’m in the office. … I plan on having coffee at 10, a quick trip to the john and then maybe a ham sandwich at lunch.”

Dueling universities

The Richmond campus of for-profit Stratford University nears completion across the street from competitor South University, in Short Pump. This is the former headquarters for bankrupt menswear company S&K.