BizSense Pics

Manchester grocery store

This building on Hull Street and West 20th Street in Manchester was once a grocery store. Anyone one know which one? As this area of the city develops this seems like a prime target for reuse. What do you think it should be?

They don’t make em like they used to

Last summer BizSense took a tour of the closed Central National Bank. The stunning Art Deco building is owned by a D.C. developer. Why hasn’t this building been renovated and occupied?

Carytown’s fourth grocery store?

Maryland Financial Realty has a contract to buy this Verizon-owned office building in Carytown, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The out of town developer is seeking to turn the property into retail space, possibly with a specialty grocery store tenant. The building was built in 1955, and the developers are also seeking to build on… Read more »

Is a former strip club a cursed location?

Last month we ran a story about cursed locations. I wonder now that the strip club Velvet has closed, can another business open there? It’s sorta hard to imagine a daycare or something taking that space.

Oregon Hill eatery finally opens

Pescados, a nautical-themed seafood restaurant in Oregon Hill opened last week. An employee inside said the restaurant took about two years to get open. Pescados also has a location in Chesterfield.

As if you don’t see enough commericals

While you pump gas you can’t really go anywhere. I guess that’s why it makes sense advertisers would want to run commercials on video screens attached to gas pumps. Especially advertising yummy snacks that can be bought inside. Before too long these commercial-at-the-pump players at this Innsbrook gas station will be everywhere.

Bike to the future

Lots of businesses got their start downtown and moved out to the suburbs later on. Did you know Rowlett’s Bicycles was one of them? And that that they also sold boats and other sporting goods? Traces of this bike shop’s past can be found in the alley of the 100 block of East Broad Street.

Bus riders of the world UNITE!

A group is coming together to form a unified voice for users of public transportation. From this poster taped to a trashcan outside of the BizSense global headquarters it looks like their primary concerns are fare increases and route reduction.

Pub owners love the World Cup

Who said American’s don’t love soccer football? Lot’s of pubs around town will be packing in afternoon crowds over the next week as teams advance through the World Cup. This was the scene today at Penny Lane pub as Mexico and South Africa finished their game in a 1-1 tie.

A few protestors get creative with costumes

A small band of protestors, some wearing homemade oil barrel costumes, seized the moment yesterday by gathering at the Cary Street BP to call for Virginia Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner to vote against federal legislation deemed by some as pro-big oil and anti-environment.