BizSense Pics

Local gas station

A gas station on Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond sells gas and used cars. You don’t see that combo often.

Construction starts on iconic John Marshall

Construction has indeed started on one of Richmond’s neatest — and most troubled — buildings. Crews are setting up the barricade around the structure and demo crews have started taking out furniture from the inside.

Otis Elevator building for sale

The 14,000 square foot former Otis elevator building in downtown (7 N. 2nd St.) Richmond is for sale. I love this building and if I had $600,000, I’d buy it from the state, which has listed it for sale with Zach Roski at CBRE. It was built in the 1920s, according to Susan S. Pollard,… Read more »

Good day for a nap

BizSense spied this guy playing hooky to take a nap on the Canal Walk. He couldn’t have picked a better day.

Marketing gone wrong

This photo was sent in by a BizSense reader who was on an airplane and saw a ridiculous ad in SkyMall. A company has designed a new hearing aid to look like a Bluetooth earpiece. So now you can hear better and lose your dignity.

Capital Trail moving ahead

The Jamestown Trailhead, the eastern section of the Virginia Capital Trail, was dedicated on Friday. Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was there along with State Senator Thomas K. Norment Jr. (center) and Paul D. Koonce, Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Virginia Power. It’ll be interesting to see how the trail affects tourism and apartment rental/condo sales in Shockoe Bottom once it’s fully completed.

Chimborazo up close

After several business meetings in Ecuador, I hiked to see the mountain for which a Church Hill park was named … Chimborazo. It’s the tallest in Ecuador.