BizSense Pics

Watching construction work

It’s great to see repairs to streets and sidewalks. But I counted 9 workers on the corner of Cary Street and Three Chopt. Don’t they start to get in each other’s way?

Euro market changes its name

The European Market at Meadow and Main streets is now Olio. Owner Jason Savedoff still owns the specialty food store that also has carryout and dine in eating. In addition to the name change, Olio also has a food cart located at the VCU campus.

And the beat goes on

This club on West Grace Street was the Hyperlink Cafe, but has been rebranded by owner Charles Lambert as Xscape Ultra Premium Lounge. “We were Hyperlink for three or four years, so it was just time for change,” Lambert said. A few weeks ago the club was facing foreclosure but Lambert said that problem has… Read more »

Art or vandalism?

The front of these vacant and dilapidated retail buildings on East Grace Street have for some time now been used as an impromptu art gallery. About 10 or pieces adorn the boarded up windows of the burned out shops at 3rd and Grace Street, sometimes jokingly referred to as Little Baghdad. The absentee landlord has… Read more »

Baby water

I just got back from a trip to Ecuador. I’ve had lots of business-related thoughts/insights while I was down there. Here’s one: seeing a baby on the label of bottled-water does not make me want to buy it. It seems to me more appropriate for baby food, or formula.

Change that scoreboard

The Flying Squirrels are nearly a finished product, as workers assemble the team’s logo above the scoreboard at The Diamond on Monday.

BizSense Presents

We’ve posted a few photos from our big event “The Future of News” last Thursday. More than 200 attended.

Photo Post: bank downtown

Does anyone remember what used to be in this building on the north east corner of Eighth and East Main Streets downtown. It’s available for lease now.