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Wet Seal flops, closes local stores

Wet Seal flops, closes local stores

Michael Thompson January 8, 2015 0

The women's clothing store announced this week that it would shutter most of its stores nationwide, and its locations at two local malls have already been closed.

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Q&A: Five years of Ledbury

Q&A: Five years of Ledbury

Michael Thompson December 21, 2014 5

The Shockoe Bottom shirt brand had a huge year in 2014, including a $5 million capital raise and partnership with Nordstrom. Richmond BizSense caught up with its founders, Paul Watson and Paul Trible, to

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Grocery megastore opens in Hanover

Grocery megastore opens in Hanover

Katie Demeria December 10, 2014 0

Kroger cut the ribbon on an $11 million expansion in Hanover County that added more than 40,000 square feet to its existing store.

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Carytown bike shop spins off into new brand

Carytown bike shop spins off into new brand

Michael Thompson December 8, 2014 0

The namesake brothers of a well-known bike shop are shifting gears, and the changes have launched a new brand in the competitive Carytown bike scene

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Coffee brand spills over into second space

Coffee brand spills over into second space

Michael Thompson November 30, 2014 0

A Museum District coffee company has outgrown its cafe space and is expanding into a Scott's Addition warehouse to make room for its growing wholesale business

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Ledbury bags another investor

Ledbury bags another investor

Michael Thompson November 24, 2014 0

A recent investment from a Northern Virginia firm has boosted the Shockoe Bottom shirt maker's recent capital raise total to about $5 million.

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Martin’s outgrows Ukrop’s deal with first new store

Martin’s outgrows Ukrop’s deal with first new store

Evelyn Rupert November 6, 2014 0

Martin's opened its new store in Midlothian Turnpike on Friday, its first Richmond-area location that was not part of the 2010 acquisition of Ukrop's.

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Old-school butcher cuts into grocery market

Old-school butcher cuts into grocery market

Michael Thompson November 3, 2014 1

For his career change into the private sector, former state employee Chris Tavenner is looking to carve out a slice of the area’s growing specialty grocery scene

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Bamboo shirt shop shoots up in the West End

Bamboo shirt shop shoots up in the West End

Michael Thompson November 3, 2014 3

An entrepreneur is taking on the local high-end clothing market with shirts made of bamboo fibers

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Startup’s recipe: Just add vodka

Startup’s recipe: Just add vodka

Michael Thompson October 28, 2014 0

Two University of Richmond alums have turned a well-practiced recipe for Bloody Marys into a retail startup.

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