Restaurants

Max & Erma’s follow up

Reynolds Development has filed a suit seeking more than $100,000 in back rent, other fees and expenses from Cornett Hospitality, according the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Landlord locks out restaurant owner

Employees of the Max & Erma’s restaurant at Reynolds Crossing arrived one morning to find a padlock on the door.

Credit union turns brew house into branch

“We have a very busy branch on Glenside Drive; we are trying to serve members in that area by relieving that business there. We have looked for a location for a long time,” said Glenn Birch, a spokesman for the credit union.

Waiting for wage increases

Despite the fact that Congress has raised the federal minimum wage for other workers several times in recent years, the base minimum wage for restaurant waitstaff (not including tips) has remained at $2.13 per hour since 1991. That makes it tough on local waitstaff, but it also presents a challenge for restaurant owners.

Sayonara: Sushi bar closes

A city sushi bar recently closed its doors. One block over a coffee shop also closed, but is reopening with new owners.

A coffee-fueled expansion

A local café chain is gearing up to open its newest location this fall. The coffee-house meets -wine-bar also is reported to now have some backing from the parent company of Outback Steakhouse.