Foster’s Grille Closed, New Irish Pub To Take Place

Burger joint Foster’s Grille at the Shoppes At Innsbrook has closed. Open for only about a year, the Innsbrook location had a big lunchtime crowd, but didn’t seem to have many customers for dinner.  The spot won’t stay vacant for long, though.

Guest opinion: Business is like dating

The views expressed in Guest Opinions represent only those of the author and are in no way endorsed by Richmond BizSense or any BizSense staff member. “What time will you be home.”  It’s a sentence, not a question: She knows very well I’ll be home at nine, if not way later. “Uh,” I hesitate, “nine?” … Read more »

Richmond hotels still offering freebies

As hotels across the country downsize their staffs and cut back on freebies such as cookies at the front desk and 24-hour coffee, a handful of Richmond’s high-end hotels are dishing out the complimentary goodies.

Lawmakers seek to close lending loophole

It’s déjà vu all over again for payday lenders. Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg) on Thursday introduced a bill that would tighten controls on car-title lenders and prevent payday lenders from evading regulations imposed in 2008.

Rally Caps: The Monday Q&A with Bryan Bostic

Bryan Bostic thinks he has pitched Richmond the sort of deal it can knock out of the park: a $60 million stadium that seats 7,500 and brings professional baseball back to Richmond with almost no public spending. And the 47-year-old is working more than 45 hours a week to convince Richmond’s various interest groups that… Read more »

Solar startup ready for sunrise on incentives

On a cold winter day, Bernie Stanley of Shockoe Solar puts the finishing touches on a solar panel array atop a veterinarian clinic in Glen Allen. Stanley, as far as he knows, is the only solar panel installer in Central Virginia. But that could change if Gov. Tim Kaine’s proposal to give businesses and residents… Read more »

Help Wanted: VCU alum

Virginia Commonwealth University is launching a new website Monday to help alumni find jobs and help employers find alumni to hire. The site is operated by the Business and Engineering Career Center and initially will only be open to alumni of the business and engineering schools. Alumni will be able to fill in some identifying… Read more »

Was LandAmerica’s 1031 business a Ponzi Scheme?

The gloves have come off as former LandAmerica customers fight to retrieve money they gave to the company to hold for a few months. Lawyers representing former customers of LandAmerica’s 1031 Exchange business have filed two class action lawsuits against the company, alleging that the Richmond-based firm committed fraud and was using money from new… Read more »