Best of C-VILLE

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Ryan DeRose: A beautiful mind

You can usually find Ryan DeRose, founder of the digital creative agency Vibethink, standing in front of one of the giant white boards in the company’s Downtown Mall office space, mapping ideas with a dry erase marker. The 27-year-old Western Albemarle High School graduate normally works 80-plus hours a week, all seven days. To say […]

Best chiropractor 2013: Doug Cox

Doug Cox 1006 E. Market St. 293-6165 Runner-up: Scott Wagner 147 Zan Rd. 978-4888 The founder of chiropractics, D.D. Palmer, described the body as a machine and reasoned that the parts could be manipulated to provide a drugless cure. That was in 1896. That mindset is still the driving force behind the industry […]

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Best place for antiques 2013: Circa

Circa 1700 Allied St. 295-5760 Runner-up: Consignment House 121 W. Main St. 977-5527 In 2011, a man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, came to PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” with five Chinese carved cups made from rhinoceros horn and found out that they were worth more than $1 million. He didn’t find them at Circa (though we […]