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Businesses enjoying renovated King Lumber site

In the middle of the glass-walled, open-floor-plan offices of data firm OpenSource Connections sits an antique reminder of the space’s industrial past. The 5-foot-wide cast iron gear has not operated the freight elevator it was designed for since the middle part of the 20th century, but the device, patented in Baltimore in the late 1800s, […]

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SLIDESHOW: King Lumber

The King Lumber complex on Preston Avenue, home of Moxie hair salon, Random Row Brewing and OpenSource Connections, is nearing the end of a $5 million renovation effort. The property was redeveloped by Mark Green and Tom Hickman. 

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Storm postpones Preston Avenue Vortex project

A weeklong analysis of Preston Avenue by students in the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture has ended without a public presentation. The fifth annual Vortex had been scheduled to wrap up Sunday with an all-day public event at the Carver Recreational Center, but the event was canceled due to this weekend’s snowstorm. “The school […]

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Preston Avenue renaissance continues with King Lumber restoration

The red-brick front of the historic King Lumber Co. warehouse building is currently obscured by yellow scaffolding in the latest of several renovation projects on one of Charlottesville’s main commercial corridors. “We just love what’s happening on Preston Avenue with the Coca-Cola building renovation and Three Notch’d Brewing,” said Mark Green, a partner in a […]