Dr. Laura Regan, doing business as James River Dermatology, purchased the 3,000 square feet office condo at 1316 Alverser Drive in Chesterfield from Village Bank for $575,000.Synergy Systems, Inc. leased 9,000 square feet at 4510 Cox Road in Henrico.
Dubbed Bouchon, the restaurant will dish up Provençal cuisine from chef Francis Devilliers. Bouchon, which is French for “traffic jam”, is being retrofitted at 1209 E. Cary St. in the space previously occupied by Pomegranate Euro Bistro. The owners, who met while on vacation in the Caribbean, hope to open at by the end of July for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
Several small business owners have contacted BizSense and said all the local banks they called were either not interested in the ARC program, or still trying to figure out how it works. Local bankers say the loans don’t offer enough payoff for the effort.
One of Richmond’s first modernist hotels might soon be demolished to make way for a mixed-use center, including residences for adults with developmental disabilities.
Carytown merchants have organized their version of the First Fridays Art Walk, which brings an after-work crowd to downtown Broad Street.
South University, a private institution with six campuses across the southeast United States, is opening a Short Pump location, hopefully by October.
A free, web-based photo editor can handle some graphics work for small businesses without Photoshop. It’s refreshingly easy to use and probably a great fit for business owners who need a quick fix.
First Market Bank and Union Bankshares Corp., which merged at the end of March, have this week started brainstorming different names for the combined company.
The rapid growth of VCU attracted a number of new businesses hoping to cash in on the expanding student body. But apparently students are a fickle bunch: Several businesses around campus have shuttered their doors in recent months, including Cuppa Tea and Common Groundz.
Jacquelyn Small Thomas, owner of the Etiquette and Protocol School, says that recession be damned: Always reach for the bill when you invite someone, and if you drive a luxury car, don’t fret – it’s still okay to have nice things.