BizSense Pics

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.


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.

Big Air

Last week we had a story about a local company that built this rad kayak jump for the Riverrock festival over the weekend. Here it is in action.

Adaptive use

We are working on a story about creative uses of commercial space. In this case, Ronnie’s Ribs has set up on a prime location on East Main Street between 25th Street and 26th Street. Their lunch meal is also very reasonably priced, I might ad, at $7 for a sandwich, side and a cold drink…. Read more »

No Wifi for you

A local coffee shop is trying to fix the Achilles heel of that business model: loafers who order one cup of Joe and lounge around all day, hogging tables that paying customers might want to use. It’s a particularly acute problem for most coffee shops during lunch and dinner hours. Ellwood Thompson’s coffee shop is… Read more »

$5 a pint?

Has anybody else noticed that local pubs all jacked up the price of a good beer to $5 a pint from $4 a pint?