Sports bar franchise inches closer

A former UR basketball player wants to bring his Greene Turtle sports bar to the Richmond area via local franchisees, and he says he’ll have plans in place within nine months.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 11.09.10

A sports academy has a lease dispute with the Chesterfield sports complex SportsQuest. Plus a Pastor is suing a grocery store for firing him for allegedly not letting him work part-time on Sundays. A bank is trying to recover more than $1 million from a homebuilder on a line of credit, and an alleged embezzlement.

Guest Opinion: Are you on track to retire at 65?

With regular retirement checkups, you can make small course corrections now rather than waiting until a small problem has ballooned beyond your control, writes our regular wealth management columnist.

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 11.5.10

Bumble & Co. Children’s Boutique leased 1,470 square feet on Broad Street in Henrico. And Virginia Dental Association leased 3,500 square feet on Glen Forest Drive in Henrico. Carquest leased 31,377 square feet in Chesterfield.

Your homework: Build a business, save a life

Two VCU graduates were part of a team of students that developed a prototype for a low-cost operating table designed for use in developing countries. Now they have formed a company, Operation Simple LLC, to continue development and testing of the product for future sale.