Pipeline Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 12.19.08

Mygrant Glass Company, an auto glass distributor, has leased 41,500 square feet at 11730 N. Lakeridge Parkway in Ashland. Affinion Loyalty Solutions, a multinational marketing company that specializes in customer loyalty programs, has leased 57,000 square feet at 7814 Carousel Lane in Henrico County. Click the link for more deals. CB Richard Ellis reports Affinion… Read more »

Scooter fever spreads to Whitten Motor Sports

Moped fever is spreading. And more dealers in Richmond are trying to get in on the action. Whitten Motor Sports in Ashland now sells Vespas, the high end Italian scooter. The dealership began carrying the fashionable two-wheelrs about a month ago, according to sales manager Jeremy Larsen.

Follow-up Q&A with Ashland’s director of planning

An Ashland official is excited about new developments like Bass Pro and a proposed outlet center in Hanover County. Zach Robbins, Acting Director for the Department of Planning & Community Development in the Town of Ashland, had a few thoughts about a story BizSense ran last week on Ashland’s retail scene.

Ashland and Hanover not fighting growth anymore

A strange shift for the “Center of the Universe,” as the village is sometimes called, to a retail hotspot and thriving business district. Just a few years back, residents of the Hanover County town were fighting tooth and nail against an incoming Wal-Mart store, a brawl which ended up becoming the subject of a PBS… Read more »