Archive for 'Retail'
Issue: May 2013 by Heather Cravens.
One man’s trash is indeed another man’s treasure. A flea market can be a treasure hunt filled with an assortment of unique items casually dispersed for the discerning eye to discover. Among such treasures, both new and used, one may find a hidden nugget among a sea of dusty items. The excitement comes from the [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Clifford Stumme.
Looking for a great local deal? Lynchburg entrepreneur Dustin Slightham’s Carrot Saver app might have just what you need. Slightham and his team of developers and designers have built and continue to improve Carrot Saver, a mobile app focused on bringing local businesses and customers together through money saving bargains. Customers can use the app [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Heather Carey.
The warm, doughy smell of baking pretzels and cookies filters through the open air of River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg. In the middle of the wide walkway, patrons weave around carts displaying scarves, perfume, cell phone covers and a variety of other items. The sounds of shoppers talking and shuffling with their plastic bags of [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Heather Carey.
Downtown Lynchburg is full of eclectic stores nestled into the edifices or corners of historic buildings. These stores are mostly owned and operated by local business owners whose stories are as varied as the services they offer and the buildings they occupy. The White Hart, Hill Buggy and Wagon Company and Bailey Spencer all sit [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Kate Stevens.
When Melissa Thompson struggled to find what she was looking for in a local gym, she wasted no time in starting her own. Three years after its opening, Elite Athletics is stretching its muscles all the way to a brand new, custom-designed gym. Thompson’s dream began in January 2010 when she, a handful of dedicated [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Heather Carey.
The 2012 holiday shopping season started off in full force on Black Friday with the bustle of driving from store to store. Automatic doors zipped open, customers rifled through clothing racks, bins and shelves to eventually stuff bags decorated with calligraphy and snowflakes into the back of vehicles to head home. Still, there is plenty [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Camille Smith.
Ladies and gentleman, cancel that road trip to Short Pump and Georgetown for your holiday shopping and save your gas money. Fantastic shopping is coming to Lynchburg. The Boonsboro Shopping Center has announced that a few highly anticipated stores are moving in—and one is even open already. The line-up filling the storefronts that have lingered [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Drew Menard.
For years, Lynchburg residents (particularly in the young adult/student demographic) have been pining for the fast food Mexican grill restaurant chain Chipotle to plant a location in town, thus providing an easy outlet for locals to satisfy their appetites for gourmet burritos. Recently, those fans got their wish. Rumors of Chipotle nesting in the City [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Alyssa Mercadante.
This should set tails and tongues a ‘wagging: Pet Craze in Forest will soon be able to offer even more services to its animal-loving customers. Currently located at 17952 Forest Road, the pet supply store is expanding and relocating to a larger space right across the street on the backside of the Graves Mill Shopping [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Suzanne Ramsey.
When she heard that The Fresh Market was rumored to be coming to Lynchburg, and not only that but that the high-end grocery store would be located not too far from her office at Lynchburg College, Deborah Blanchard had one word to say: “Whoopee!” Blanchard, a long-time resident of Memphis, admits to yearning for The [...]