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What will Charlottesville’s new City Market look like?

After years of study and debate, the Charlottesville City Council is poised to pick a design for a permanent home for the City Market, the weekly farmers’ market that has occupied the municipally owned parking lot on Water Street since 1993. Four proposals are in, each including multi-story mixed-use residential and commercial buildings with space […]

Ed Gillespie may be GOP strategists’ dream, but can he charm the Tea Party? Photo: Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS

Utterly conventional: Virginia Republicans bet big on boring with Gillespie

Odd Dominion is an unabashedly liberal, bi-monthly op-ed column covering Virginia politics. In case you slept through it, the Republican Party of Virginia held a nominating convention last weekend, which ended—as widely expected—with the coronation of New Jersey native Ed Gillespie, a former lobbyist and longtime Republican political strategist, as the GOP standard bearer to […]