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February 03, 2018
Post-rally downturn was followed by stronger year-over-year sales in October, December Charlottesville restaurant owners are hoping a recent decline in business activity will move the City Council to reevaluate the city’s tax on prepared meals. In addition to the 5.3-percent general sales tax, the city levies a 5 ...
December 18, 2015
Planners hired to create a new streetscape for West Main Street have returned to Charlottesville to resume work on the project. “We’re delighted to be back here again,” said Elliot Rhodeside of Rhodeside & Harwell, who were paid $350,000 to develop a plan for new trees and wider sidewalks ...
August 18, 2015
For the second time this year, the Charlottesville City Council has rejected the results of a study commissioned to develop a new streetscape for West Main between the University of Virginia and downtown. “I would like to see West Main improved, but not the way it is proposed in this ...
April 21, 2015
After a week that celebrated art, innovation and music — the Tom Tom Founders Festival — Charlottesville City Council candidate Mike Signer said the community’s creative energy should be turned next towards local job creation and economic development. “[Charlottesville] ought to be a center of opportunity creation,” Signer said at a ...
April 15, 2015
After a nearly two-month-long process, the Charlottesville City Council has adopted a $156 million budget for the next fiscal year that includes a 25 percent increase in the meals tax. “We had to raise the meals tax so we can do more for education and for public safety,” said Mayor ...
February 27, 2015
A group of Charlottesville restaurant owners braved slushy road conditions Thursday morning to oppose a proposed 1 percentage point increase in the city’s meals tax. “Eight million dollars was brought in last year from this industry,” said Peter Castiglione, one of the owners of Maya on West Main Street ...
February 16, 2015
A group of restaurant owners in Charlottesville are preparing a campaign to oppose a possible increase in the city’s meals tax. “This is a regressive tax that penalizes local customers,” said Peter Castiglione, one of the owners of Maya on West Main Street. “Why should the restaurant industry and ...
August 07, 2014
The loss of 30 street parking spaces on Charlottesville’s West Main Street in favor of marked bicycle lanes remains a key concern, members of a steering committee learned Wednesday. The meeting of the West Main Street Steering Committee followed Tuesday’s open house at the Carver Recreation Center. At ...
April 20, 2014
Plans for a new streetscape on Charlottesville’s West Main Street are taking shape. Major goals include more trees, fewer traffic signals, better accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians, and creative parking options. The planning area runs between the intersections at Ridge-McIntire and Jefferson Park Avenue, connecting the Downtown Mall and ...
December 07, 2013
The overarching question posed Saturday at an open house about West Main Street was what the artery should look like as the 21st century unfolds. About 100 people at the Carver Recreation Center weighed in on the future of the rapidly-evolving road. “This is about reimagining West Main to produce ...
April 17, 2013
The tent over the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar’s rooftop patio may be sent back to storage this month. The city of Charlottesville has requested the tent’s removal because of the restaurant’s failure to resolve issues raised by the Board of Architectural Review when the owners applied for a ...