Willow Lawn goes back to the future

Willow Lawn, one of the area’s first malls, will be going back to the sort of in-line retail concept that was popular before enclosed malls became all the rage.

Monday Q&A: Branching away from just produce

Farmers markets are hot right now, but that has been a mixed blessing for the region’s oldest operation. This week, RBS talks with George Bolos, the manager of the 17th Street Farmer’s Market. He has found a niche by adding outdoor events and hopes to enhance the market by adding an indoor option.

Job summit offers differing perspectives

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling delivered a summary of the state’s efforts to grow the economy and spur job creation. Bolling said that in the first 100 days of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration, the state has closed more than 50 economic development deals resulting in $300 million in capital investment and creating 3,100 jobs.

The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 4.30.10

Hanover County purchased a 14,400 square feet flex condo unit at 9732-9742 Atlee Commons Road in Hanover for $1.7 million. The Witmeyer Law Firm leased 1,920 square feet at 10035 Sliding Hill Road in Hanover.

Bank of Virginia finds investors

Midlothian-based Bank of Virginia has found a partner that will strengthen its balance sheet and help meet conditions set forth by regulators in January.

ARC gets new digs

A local outreach center that helps individuals with intellectual disabilities moved into its new 24,000-square-foot facility in Northside this week. The ARCenter, the Greater Richmond ARC’s new home for its development and care programs, is at 3600 Saunders Ave. It also has office space for its staff members.

The Herd: Hires, promotions and departures for 4.28.10

A fat Herd this week with two departures – an executive at a local insurance firm and a lobbyist at the Chamber – and hires in law, investment banking and commercial real estate. Plus a Marine who enlisted on Sept. 12, 2001, is the new headmaster at a private school.