BizSense Pics

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.

Cheaper than a cab ride

This station for the Number 1 Bus recently opened on West Broad Street. It only costs $20 for an overnight bus ride to New York City, less than a cab ride from Shockoe Bottom to Short Pump. I’m really not sure how they make money, since you can only cram so many people on the… Read more »

Ice Cream shop

The owners of Kitchen 64 — located on the Boulevard just North of the Diamond — are opening an icecream and dessert shop called Sweet 95. A contractor working on the building said it will be open within a month. And while over there, I had a thought: why can’t business people meet for ice… Read more »

Goodbye Rendezvous

The windows are papered up, and most of the logo has been scraped away at the former Club Rendezvous. The club, which shared the block with the Richmond BizSense Global Headquarters, lost its ABC license and immediately shut down last week. It looks like a former patron, or perhaps an employee, scrawled a farewell message… Read more »

Chrysler Lebaron

Seinfeld buffs may remember this car. It seems there is a collector of Chrysler LeBarons in Chesterfield. I don’t know how to track him/her down, but it’s an amazing site, and would make George Costanza proud.

Coal-testers

Hundreds rallied across from the Jefferson Hotel today, where Massey Energy shareholders met for their annual meeting. The protest could be heard from a few blocks away.