And it's gone

After more than a year of waiting, Virginia Commonwealth University has finally demolished a 19th century building it owns at 734-736 W. Broad Street. The VCU Real Estate Foundation bought the building in 2010 for $600,000 to make way for an expansion of the student apartments at Broad and Belvidere. The building was built in 1889…. Read more »

BizSense’s favorite stories about VCU’s run

For BizSense readers who are following VCU’s improbable run in the NCAA Tournament, we’re putting together a list of the must-read articles from the national media. For starters, there’s an awesome podcast on the national sports talk radio show hosted by Jim Rome with VCU point guard Joey Rodriguez. “Two weeks ago I could walk around campus and nobody would notice me,” Rodriguez told Rome. “Now I can’t get five steps without taking pictures. It’s been great.”

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Roundup 11.26.10

The former Emrick Chevrolet & Standard Automotive dealership site at 1801 Chamberlayne Avenue was sold for $1 mllion for a future beauty supplies store. Plus Kipling Financial Services LLC leased 3,132 square feet and Sapori Italian Restaurant leased 4,051 square feet in Festival Park in Chester.

VCU study: Public divided on offshore drilling

In the wake of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama plans to reverse his decision to allow lease sales for oil exploration off the coast of Virginia. That is a setback for Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who has made a push for offshore drilling a key part of his… Read more »

Paid with experience, but not $

Most college students believe that in order to get a good job, you first need a good internship. However, the entire internship economy has become a point of contention after a New York Times story reported that it’s likely illegal for most businesses to offer unpaid internships, especially if the student doesn’t get college credit. In Richmond, college students say that they can find paid internships and that they are necessary to get a foot in the door.

Drunk on school spirit?

There might be a new must-have item for tailgating at college football games this year. Bud Light is selling college-themed cans in the colors of the dear old alma mater, but the promotion is causing a ruckus off the field. Brown Distributing, which handles Bud Light, said it has four college-themed cans. The company said… Read more »