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Martin’s to close Staples Mill store

Near West End store will shutter July 11
Martin's Food Markets today announced it will close its store at 7129 Staples Mill Road in Henrico July 11.

“This difficult decision was made as the result of our ongoing assessment of the operating performance of our stores,” said Tom Lenkevich, Martin's president. “We are always evaluating our store base, and while the Staples Mill store team worked very hard, the store has not achieved performance goals."

The Staples Mill Martin's is approximately 42 years old and was acquired from Ukrop’s in 2010. Martin's has three other Henrico stores less than four miles away – at 10250 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen, 7035 Three Chopt Road and 5700 Brook Road. Full-time associates will have the opportunity to be placed in a full-time position at a nearby store. Part-time associates will be offered positions at nearby stores.

Fundraiser to be held in slain trooper’s memory

The Chick-fil-A at Virginia Center Marketplace will hold a fundraiser Tuesday, April 2, supporting the Virginia State Police Association in memory of Master Trooper Junius Walker. Chick-fil-A will donate 10 percent of all inside sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to the association in memory of Trooper Walker, who was fatally shot while patrolling I-85 March 7.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has sold a single-story class A medical condominium located within Ridgefield Commons at 2221 Pump Road in Henrico. LVK Holdings, LLC purchased the approximately 3,273 square foot condo from Ridgefield Commons, LLC for $392,760 for a medical office. Jason Guillot of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

EHBA seeks ‘Bikes for Kids’ sponsors

The Eastern Henrico Business Association (EHBA), with the help of title sponsor The Shops at White Oak Village, is working on a project to provide four bikes to each elementary school throughout the Varina District.

A total of 44 bikes and helmets will be needed to accomplish the EHBA objective of donating four bikes per school. The bikes – two boys' and two girls' bikes per school – will be displayed from late April to early May as an incentive for students to try their best on their SOL tests.

International company to create 250 jobs in Henrico

UPDATED: 12:15 P.M. – An international company this morning announced that it would open a new customer care center in Henrico County and hire more than 250 employees in the next four months.

Aditya Birla Minacs employs more than 20,000 people in 35 customer care and technical support centers internationally. The company needed space quickly to begin working on a contract with a Fortune 100 company, according to a statement from Greater Richmond Partnership CEO Greg Wingfield.

"We believe that it’s a great fit for all parties," WIngfield said.

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Exit First International recently announced that The Marc Austin Highfill Team of Exit First Realty in Glen Allen, has been ranked fourth out of more than 40,000 Exit Realty Agents worldwide for closed sales in 2012. The team was ranked first out of 500 Exit First agents in Virginia for total sales volume and listings in 2012. In addition, Richmond Association of Realtors named The Marc Austin Highfill Team in the top 10 for sales and listings among all real estate brokerages in the Richmond area.

GENETWORx to develop headquarters at former Innsbrook Library

Henrico-based GENETWORx, a fast-growing company that specializes in providing personalized medicine based on an individual’s genetic profile, will establish its corporate headquarters and operations center in the former Innsbrook Branch Library. The move is expected to create at least 200 jobs and $2 million to $3 million in capital investment for Henrico County during the next two to three years.

GENETWORx, established last year in Glen Allen, had been looking at buildings throughout the metropolitan area to expand its operations.

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HHHunt has promoted Jim Crowder to the position of executive vice president of finance and accounting. This is a newly created position and Crowder will be responsible for the entire range of HHHunt's corporate finance and accounting functions. He has previously served HHHunt for 14 years as the vice president of finance and accounting. Crowder is based in HHHunt’s Henrico County office.

Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes to start production in Henrico

Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes LLC recently decided to open its East Coast operations in Henrico County. The company will be producing gourmet cheesecakes and savory dips.

Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes founder Lee Mathis said he plans to start production this month at Kitchen Thyme, a commercial kitchen in western Henrico.

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