Jason Ness

Atlas Coffee's Lorie Craddock was disappointed when she did not receive a BRACE grant, which would have helped pay fixed expenses at the temporarily shuttered shop. PC: John Robinson

Cut the check: BRACE grants bring relief for some businesses

As the coronavirus epidemic has devastated small businesses nationwide, many local shops and restaurants have sought federal relief. But the City of Charlottesville has also rolled out several of its own assistance initiatives this month. The Building Resilience Among Charlottesville Entrepreneurs grant, which awarded up to $2,000 to city businesses, received nearly 150 applications in […]

Lime and Bird dockless electric scooters are now available 
in the city, and are designed to be eco-friendly, easy-to-use, and get you where you are going faster than by foot or by car in high traffic. Photo: Eze Amos

Scoot Over: New mobility hits the road

Smart-tech companies Lime and Bird introduced dockless electric scooters to Charlottesville late last year, as new “micromobility” options have swept in to urban areas nationwide. Forty-six percent of vehicle trips in the U.S. are under three miles, and scooters are fast, green alternatives to climbing into the car. Smaller cities with university populations like Charlottesville […]

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