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That’s worth a champagne toast

A local restaurant bought its independence yesterday and avoided becoming a victim of Justin French’s legal and financial problems. After shedding a few tears of joy, the owners poured champagne for themselves.

The Docket: Circuit Court Roundup for 7.19.10

The RRHA wants to condemn land on East 18th Street, while Dominion has a disagreement with a coal provider and a developer said it didn’t get the final drawings permit drawings from a vendor. Plus, an old-age home wants more than $100,000 back from an IT company it said never installed the equipment it said it did.

The Docket: Circuit Court Roundup for 5.25.10

Lots of businesses trying to collect alleged unpaid bills and unpaid loans this week, plus an eminent domain fight in the City of Richmond and a woman says she slipped and fell on produce at a grocery store. Maybe it was a banana? And a retail clerk wants $4 million from her former employer whom she claims told other workers and customers that she stole and embezzled.

Down but not out

A longtime local real estate developer is dealing with the boom-bust hangover, battling with former investors and banks and stepping down temporarily as chairman of a real estate development that bears his name.

More residential units coming in Manchester

The almost century-old Acme Paper warehouse in Manchester is being converted into a $6.5 million, 70-unit complex called Perry Place Apartments. The historic renovation joins a growing list of redevelopment projects in the Southside neighborhood and is expected to be ready for residents by the end of summer.