Q&A with Ed McLaughlin, VCU’s new athletic director

VCU’s new athletic director talks about his decision to come to VCU, what being in the Atlantic 10 will do for the school, and how the program will thrive.

Local beer market gets spiced up

Beers from Twisted Pine Brewing Company have been picked up by locally based Brown Distributing and are available at some restaurants and retailers across town.

Q&A: how Sports Backers hit its stride

The13th annual Monument Avenue 10k will take place later this weekend. While participants wrap-up their final week of training, Richmond BizSense spoke with Jon Lugbill, the Executive Director of Sports Backers, the organization in charge of putting on the 10k and other local sporting events, to get a better understand of the business side of local sports.

Times-Dispatch parent considers sale as loan clock ticks

This story first appeared on, Richmond’s leading source for business news. Richmond-based Media General, the parent company of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, said Wednesday that it is considering selling some of its newspapers. The company said in a news release that it had been contacted by potential buyers but did not say which properties were […]

RelayFoods lands $3 million in fresh capital

A start-up grocery delivery service has just secured over $3 million in funds to grow their business. Not only is there future plans to expand in Richmond and throughout the Central Virginia region, but the company has aspirations to take RelayFoods national.

Developer plans to raise the roof next to nightclub

A parking lot next to Shockoe Bottom’s most notorious nightclub, Have A Nice Day Cafe, is getting a $22 million makeover from a local developer. What might this mean for the nightclub, and just how much will the development alter the Shockoe landscape?

Ukrop’s allure eludes Martin’s

In 2009, Martin’s bought out the long-standing staple of Richmond grocers, Ukrop’s. Now in their third year of ownership, Martin’s has struggled to capitalize on Ukrop’s notoriety.

Three lawsuits, two wheels, one sharp turn

This story first appeared on, Richmond’s leading source for business news. A trio of lawsuits has all but killed a local Segway dealership and forced its owner to roll quickly into a surprising new business model. Segway of Richmond, the Shockoe Slip dealer that sells the gyroscopic two-wheeled vehicles, is going to shut down. […]

Restaurant, meet your new roommate: trendy computer lounge.

Adam Bell and Harold Lewis are getting ready to open S@mple — yes, with an @ symbol — a new restaurant that combines food and gadgets in the old Sprout location on North Morris Street near VCU.

Richmond’s own cold war

Sweet Frog, one of Carytown’s newest and most popular yogurt shops, has some competition coming in December. Pennsylvania-based Yapple Yogurt will be opening NEXT DOOR to Sweet Frog. The owners talk about what will set them apart from their competition (and next door neighbors).