Escafé owner Todd Howard will be selling beer and wine only until his ABC mixed-drink license is restored February 23.

Glass half-full: ABC suspends Escafé license for two weeks; beer and wine available

Escafé owner Todd Howard knew he was in trouble with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which requires at least 45 percent of his sales be in food. Unfortunately for Howard, Escafé is popular in Charlottesville as a bar, and last week he learned the penalty: For 15 days, he can’t sell cocktails, and […]

The University of Virginia will be paying Susan Jordan’s legal fees in a case UVA appealed four times.
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Not appealing: Fourth time’s the charm for fired UVA nurse

Up until last week, everyone who has reviewed Susan Jordan’s firing, from state hearing officers to a circuit court judge to the Court of Appeals of Virginia, agrees that she was unfairly terminated—everyone except her former employer, the University of Virginia Medical Center. It wasn’t until a February 2 appeals court decision affirming her reinstatement […]

Bryan Silva's attorney, John March, stands next to Silva's brother and mother outside the courtroom. Staff photo

Will the 9mm match? Bryan Silva goes to grand jury

  In a preliminary hearing for Bryan Silva, the 25-year-old social media celebrity who starred in an hours-long police standoff January 3, was denied bond—again. This time, his mother, Robin, was present to testify that she had no firearms at her Orange County home and Silva could come live with her if he were allowed […]

The Regal Stonefield brought Charlottesville its first stadium-seating theaters. But it also contributed to the closing of the last two movie theater options in town.
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Movie monopoly? Regal faces lawsuits around the country

In 2000, Charlottesville had seven movie theaters. For most of 2015, it had one—Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX—until the Violet Crown Cinema opened downtown late last year. “That’s one theater too many for Regal,” says Adam Greenbaum, owner of the Visulite in Staunton and the beloved Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville, which closed in […]

This home on East Jefferson Street has been condemned for four safety, health and sanitation violations to the Virginia maintenance code. Staff photo

Condemned house: City prepares to take next step

A house on East Jefferson Street, flanked by doors that could hardly be opened, was deemed unfit for human occupancy for being littered with items that made it “impossible to safely travel through the house in the event of an emergency,” just weeks before the emergency responders evacuated a man through a window of the home. […]