Dog & Horse Lovers Boutique to close

Well, not surprisingly, it looks like the Dog & Horse Lovers Boutique on the east end of the DTM is closing. According to a notice, glass cubes, slat wall hardware and glass shelving, freestanding chrome 4-ways and waterfalls, glass display counter with electricity, antique pine hutch, antique sewing machine table, bookcases, flag display stand, spinning…

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New hotel for DTM

No, it’s not the Landmark. A site plan for one of those homey Residence Inns by Marriott has been submitted. The 133-room hotel will go up at the corner of Ridge/McIntire and West Main at 301 West Main and is being designed by Clark Gathright and Dagget & Grigg Architects. The hotel will have structured…

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Downtown discussed. More diversity?

Following the recent debate surrounding the Belmont Bridge, a discussion was held at The Bridge, Progressive Arts Initiative last week to talk about the future of downtown, reports Charlottesville Tomorrow. “A community is a place where you encounter differences, and the place tends to socialize you,” said Maurice Cox, former city mayor and University of…

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Ian Boden now chef at Blue Light

What was sad news in Staunton–the closing of the much-talked-about Staunton Grocery, the farm-to-table inspired eatery in the Queen City created by chef/owner Ian Boden–has turned into good news for the DTM. “I took over as Executive Chef at Blue Light Grill on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, bringing all the great farmers, wonderful products…

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