The Ukrop’s next to Matthew Lake’s wine store will soon become a Martin’s Grocery store and do what would have seemed inconceivable a year ago: sell beer and wine. And that presents a formerly unfathomable challenge for the wine stores that for decades operated symbiotically with Ukrop’s in the same shopping centers.
Soon the signs will change on 24 Ukrop’s stores around Richmond as they morph into Martin’s Grocery stores. This week RBS chats with Jeff Metzger, a longtime follower of the grocery industry and the fellow who broke the story open with his reporting in July 2009.
A Rhode Island developer wants to build a 160-unit apartment complex near VCU in Richmond.
S&K Menswear is just a memory, but the bonds are still tight. Four former executives still work together, but not in the same way. They each own their own businesses and hire each other.
A Richmond councilman wants to dedicate a portion of proceeds from the sale of city-owned property to economic development.
Smith and Associates, LLC has leased 1,200 square feet in Windsor Building at 1506 Staples Mill Rd. in Henrico.Spartan Metalwerks has leased 3,600 square feet at 1702 Belleville Street in Richmond.
A startup insurance firm in Richmond activated its first policies this week and hopes to be profitable by the end of the year. And the company is free from a “nuisance” lawsuit filed by a competitor it settled when the plaintiff paid Kinsale $377,000.
A group of members at an upscale golf club in Hanover County has started studying how to buy the club if the current owners/operators can’t rescue the business from bankruptcy protection.
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors gave Dominion approval late last month to create a landfill for coal waste.
Best names this week: Allgood Renovations and In a Flash Roadside Assistance.