Aug 282008
 

St. Maarten’s Cafe, a staple of the Corner, is celebrating it’s 24th anniversary this month. On this installment of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!”, owner Jim Roland tells the story of how the restaurant came to be, and explains the secret of his success. He also comments on the Amethyst Initiative, a proposal to lower the drinking age back to 18.

Jul 232008
 

Mincer’s on the Corner just celebrated its 60th anniversary, and Bob Mincer joins Coy Barefoot on the July 19, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” He and Coy talk about the many stories in Mincer’s history, beginning with how the mainstay got its start selling tobacco pipes in a small space in the location that’s now Littlejohn’s kitchen.