Acclaimed Chef Peter Chang Opening Restaurant in Short Pump

Where in the world is Peter Chang? Coming to Richmond, apparently. The Chinese chef famous for opening restaurants across the southeast and then disappearing to start his next venture has leased space in Short Pump Village in the Far West End. Chang started in Fairfax with a restaurant called China Star, and has since moved […]

Mondial Assistance Ups Lease, Plans to Occupy Entire Former Circuit City Headquarters

Maybe the view from the top floor was too good to pass up. After initially leasing four of five floors, locally based travel insurance company Mondial Assistance decided to lease all five floors of the Deep Run I office building in Western Henrico.

Bostwick Laboratories Renews Lease on Innsbrook Headquarters

Despite rumors this summer to the contrary, a local medical lab company is keeping its headquarters in Richmond. Bostwick Laboratories, which runs medical labs across the country, signed an 18-month renewal on the lease for its 65,000-square-foot Innsbrook headquarters. The lease will run through June 30, 2013, according to Richard Bostwick, the company’s general counsel. Jane […]

Mondial Assistance Takes Over Former Circuit City Headquarters

Richmond-based travel insurance firm Mondial Assistance announced Monday that it inked a deal to lease 240,000 square feet in the former Circuit City headquarters building on Mayland Drive. Mondial said it leased four of the five floors at the building, known as Deep Run I, and has an option to lease the fifth floor. Mondial presently […]

The Dominion Club Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

A Glen Allen golf club has entered bankruptcy protection, unable to refund millions of dollars in initiation deposits owed to current and former members. The Dominion Club, a 19-year-old country club that includes a Curtis Strange-designed golf course in Western Henrico County, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday evening. It notified members at a meeting […]

300,000-Square-Foot Fixer-Upper: Circuit City Headquarters For Rent

One of the slickest secrets of the former Circuit City headquarters is the hidden bathroom for the head honchos. The plush corner offices have built-in ebony bookshelves. At first glance, nothing appears to be out of the ordinary — just a wall at the end of a row of shelves. But the right-hand panel is actually […]

Local Filmmaker To Debut Feature Length Documentary “The Circuit City Story”

A local filmmaker has turned his lens on his former employer, which also happens to be one of the biggest corporate flameouts in Richmond history. Tom Wulf, 50, just finished “A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story,” a self-financed documentary that traces the company’s history from its birth on Broad Street to its demise […]

Local Real Estate Development Group Acquires Former Circuit City Headquarters

An experienced real estate development firm has completed the first step of buying the former headquarters of bankrupt retail behemoth Circuit City. DRCC Properties paid $2.75 million for the 58 acres of land on which the headquarters sits at Mayland Drive in Western Henrico. Richmond-based Pruitt Associates is behind the project. The deal closed on […]

Capital One Giving New Life To Two Innsbrook Office Buildings

Capital One is buying two buildings in Innsbrook for a possible call center and operations center. The two buildings, located on Wheat First Drive, total about 200,000 square feet and are close to Capital One’s Knolls campus. The credit card company is under contract, according to local sources, and the deal is imminent. Downtown Short Pump […]

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Plans To Open New Short Pump Location This Fall

A Virginia-based outdoors gear and apparel shop is upping its game now that a national chain has come to town. Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, a Charlottesville-based chain that sells camping and hiking gear such as tents, sleeping bags and fleece jackets, just signed a lease for 8,000 square feet at Towne Center West near Short Pump […]