The Pipeline: Commercial real estate roundup for 3.26.10

Rappahannock Mattress Company leased 3,600 square feet in Chesterfield, SMASHdirect leased 14,085 square feet in Hanover. And Chris Bossola leased 4,500 square feet at 3018 W. Cary St. in Richmond.

Clock ticks down for Federal Club owners

An unprofitable bent-grass golf course in Hanover County will likely have new owners within 60 days, if the bankruptcy court approves a sale. And it might not be open to public play once enough members join.

Business Licenses 3.25.10

Best names this week: Drive a Bargain Car Rental and Happy Ice Cream. Henrico Kelly J. Brightwell Brightwell’s Boutique 109 Carriage Point La, 23059 Retail Gen Merch Boatright Company Inc Various Locations Contr Foreign Gen W. Craig Beagle Chemtool Products 427 N Mullens La, 23075 Sales Agent Maria D. Brito 1412 Starling Dr, 23229 Caterer… Read more »

T-D’s new brand of Gotcha! journalism

Each issue of a new weekly newspaper published by a division of the Richmond Times-Dispatch is filled with arrest photos of the week collected from the metro area.

Tax Day meets Groundhog Day

For a dozen VCU accounting majors, it’s the season to fill out tax forms. Over and over and over.

The Herd for 3.24.10

Two doctors take new roles at a local nursing home while a local Fortune 500 hires a vice president from New York and one lawyer returns to the family practice after a stint in the alternative energy industry.

Can local biz cash in on food stamp surge?

Younger food stamp recipients don’t just buy Wonder bread, rice and beans. Instead, they use the vouchers to eat well, sometimes buying organic food and artisan cheeses. But even as the number of Richmonders using food stamps explodes, local grocers and specialty food retailers are not all lining up to join the program.

More than one way to build a house

Two longtime business partners started a firm to create a more dynamic marketplace by connecting homebuyers with custom-home builders. And they think it might just get residents looking at new homes again by eliminating some of complexity and mistrust from the process.