Crocker’s corner

Uptown Market and Deli will join F.W. Sullivans and Lady N’awlins Cajun Cafe at the intersection of Stafford Avenue and W. Main Street. Restauranteur Jake Crocker and the FWS Group now own three of four buildings at this intersection.

New watering hole on tap for Midlothian

A local businessman has ventured out of the corporate restaurant world to launch his own taphouse concept in Midlothian.

VCU students living north of the Interstate?

An Indiana-based student housing developer is staking its claim in the Richmond market with a $22.4 million apartment complex on Chamberlayne Avenue, north of Interstate 95.

Fat Tire rolls into town

Local beer lovers will have another craft brew to choose from starting in August. Last week, Henrico distributor Specialty Beverage signed a deal to bring Fat Tire and the family of beers from Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing to Richmond.

An ace in the hole

Some of the most interesting business ideas are born with the help of a few beers. For one local entrepreneur, that also included a few wooden boards and some corn bags.

Segway shop balances multiple lawsuits

The next stop on a Segway tour of Richmond might be the city courthouse. A Shockoe Slip Segway dealer has been sued three times since January – including twice in the past few weeks – by customers who claim that they were injured while riding the unorthodox vehicles on tours of Richmond.

From the ball field to the film biz

Rich Prado hasn’t been in school for almost a decade, and he’s still on the academic calendar. And he’s not a teacher. Prado is the 32-year-old founder of Play In School, a local startup that makes recruiting videos for high school athletes.

A tiara, a sash and lawsuits against local restaurant

Nicole Swann, who is the 2010 winner of the Ms. Wheelchair Virginia pageant, is the latest plaintiff to go after Richmond area businesses for not complying with access rules. In February, Swann filed suit against Mom’s Siam and Bonvenu restaurants in Carytown, Sticky Rice on W. Main Street and Southside Plaza shopping center.

Monday Q&A: Food pedaler pushes Richmond beyond pizza, Chinese

It began with four bikes, $5,000 and an idea for a food delivery service that was quick and didn’t depend on the use of a car.

Seeds of discontent

Not all the drama happens in downtown boardrooms. The executive director of a small farming nonprofit in Goochland says she has been ousted after speaking out publicly about how the board of directors handles the money.

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