Restaurants set the mood

If you’re reading this, it is almost too late for you. Valentine’s Day has hidden itself behind weeks of heavy snowfall and will make a seemingly surprise appearance this Sunday. For last-minute romantics, here is a sample of what Richmond restaurants are offering. For many restaurants, this weekend will mean business as usual, only more… Read more »

Chesterfield county to cut workforce 10 percent

This story originally appeared in the Chesterfield Observer Chesterfield County government will have about 10 percent fewer job positions this coming July, compared with the same time a year before. That represents 200 fewer full-time employees and vacant positions and 120 part-time employees and vacant positions. The recession has sapped tax revenue from county budgets…. Read more »

Know thy shelf

Builder Matt Ferguson survived the housing crisis by starting a new company that installs sliding shelves inside cabinets.

Ad Report Card: CarMax gets dramatic

The locally-based chain of used car dealerships ran four 15-second advertisements during the Super Bowl on CBS. And they got a good deal on it too.

VCU names new Biz School dean

Ed Grier will replace Michael Sensnowitz, who stepped down in July. Grier has been working at Disneyland.

Foreclosures for 2.9.10

The number of properties going to pubic auction decreased dramatically since last week, while the number of bank owned properties saw a sharp increase. Of note this week, a $400,000 house near Riverside Drive.

Is sports facility a quixotic quest?

Each time Steve Burton talks about SportsQuest, his plan sounds more ambitious. But as Burton’s enthusiasm and concept have grown, so have the project’s price tag and the skepticism of the local business community.