Retailers and restaurants in Shockoe Slip have joined forces to lure more shoppers to the downtown destination. Starting now and running through the end of March, people who spend $100 at participating stores will receive two River District Canal Cruise tickets and two vouchers good for $5 off meals at nearby restaurants. But wait, there’s… Read more »
Smoking bills advance in Senate
Smoking is a hot topic in this year’s General Assembly. Several bills were introduced in the Senate that either ban or regulate smoking in Virginia. The Senate Education and Health Committee voted last week to allow five of those bills to move forward and appear before the full Senate.
Monday Q&A: Richmond biz broker Rick Hayden
If you keep seeing “Under New Management” signs all over the place, you’re not imagining things. Rick Hayden, founder of Richmond-based ABBN Business Brokerage, says he has seen a boom in the number of people looking to buy an existing business.
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.
Office vacancy up at Innsbrook, down in the City
The vacancy rate at Innsbrook and nearby office parks continued to rise last quarter, and, with several big chunks set to come available this year.
The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 1.29.08
The Citgo service station at 2206 W. Main St. in Richmond’s Fan District has been purchased by Uphoff Properties LLC from TLC Co. for $2.5 million. The property includes a retail store of 2,700 square feet and a half acre lot.
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 »