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Issue: May 2013 by Drew Menard.
After serving the greater Lynchburg community for 15 years from the same location at 17860 Forest Road, across from the Graves Mill Shopping Center, Play It Again Sports (PIAS) is moving—and upgrading—to a new building. Faithful customers need not worry; the new address at Woodberry Square is just a mile up the road from the [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Drew Menard.
For all anyone knows, Rucker Tibbs has oil in his veins and wings on his back. Though his flesh betrays this notion, his spirit is certainly not grounded like the rest of his body and his resumé calls into question whether he bleeds like normal folks. At 89 (90 on September 19), the retired WWII [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Drew Menard.
Bringing a dream to reality is no simple task when it comes to building a home or renovating a room. On top of the labor, time and price tag involved piles a sometimes subtle, often overwhelming avalanche of details—what faucet to use, which light fixture is best, how much space is needed between the cabinets [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Drew Menard.
Take upscale living in a peaceful, well-lit neighborhood, add the amenities of a country club, throw in a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at no charge and you have Farmington, a classy, 2,200-acre community in the heart of Forest. Take all those perks minus the maintenance headache of homeownership, cut the cost and [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Drew Menard.
As if in defiance of the struggling economy, Innerspec Technologies Inc., has come of age in the past few years, rising to become the undisputed global leader in its field—a field which is reliant on the success of industry. The Lynchburg-based company recently opened a new software development branch in India, and according to CEO [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Drew Menard.
After nearly $1.3 million and six years of planning and applications, hard work and obstacles, the Brookneal Downtown Revitalization Project has finally been completed. This major feat was the collaborative effort of Brookneal property and business owners, town council, citizens and Virginia’s Region 2000 Local Government Council. In the wake of textile and furniture industry [...]
Taking Another Spin: With new owners, Speakertree Records, like vinyl, is back and better than before
Issue: November 2012 by Drew Menard.
Under new ownership, Speakertree Records has become bolder, more defined in its mission. Sure, at the end of the day, any business owner will tell you they prefer to see their margins in the black, but for Nathan McGlothlin and Joe Morgan (the third saga of ownership for the record shop), this new venture is [...]
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 Drew Menard.
Nothing provides escape from the stresses of everyday life like the great outdoors, and Central Virginia has some of the greatest outdoors in the country. Regardless of one’s beliefs, it is not difficult to see why this slice of land is often fondly referred to as “God’s Country.” Residents of the Hill City don’t have [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Drew Menard.
A negative byproduct of today’s faced-paced, high-pressure business environment is the loss of personal attention to the individual. Often, people are left feeling like just another number in the books as companies take, service and discard their needs with all the care and personality of a robotic assembly system. That is where Phillips Wheel Alignment [...]