BizSense Pics

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.

Not just a roof

Workers braved the heat recently to install these solar panels on the roof of Colonial Orthopedics in Colonial Heights. The solar slates are made and installed by U.S. Green Energy of Spotsylvania.

Mannequin party

Every wonder what happens to the mannequins when a department store closes down? These await a new home at the empty Dillard’s at Virginia Center Commons, where a fixture liquidation sale is underway.

Solution pollution

Spotted at a grocery store in Virginia Beach. Why do companies always want to either add the word “solutions”  at the end of their name or apply it to services or products they sell? The overuse of the word has gone too far.