Business

The owner of Poe’s Public House on the Corner is being threatened with a lawsuit over his restaurant’s name, which another Virginia eatery says is too similar to its own. Photo: Michael Johnson

Name changer: Trademark claim threatens local restaurant

With former UVA scholar Edgar Allan Poe dead now since 1849, you might think everything about him is in the public domain. Not so. Just ask the owner of Poe’s Public House on the Corner, who may have to change his restaurant’s moniker after he received letters warning him that the name is taken. Joe […]

Residents and business owners claim the ABC store on West Main Street is a blight on the neighborhood. Photo: Michael Johnson

Calling West Main ABC “a menace,” locals petition for closure

More than 30 prominent Charlottesvillians, including Delegate David Toscano, City Councilor Bob Fenwick, neighborhood association presidents and West Main Street business owners, have signed a letter to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control demanding that the West Main Street store be moved because of the unsavory behavior it brings to the neighborhood. “The store […]