Coran Capshaw

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Robert Coran Capshaw is the manager of Dave Matthews Band and other musical acts, the founder of Red Light Management and Riverbend Management, co-founder of ATO Records, former CEO of Musictoday LLC, and a real estate mogul in Charlottesville.

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Charlottesville business ventures

Capshaw has been heavily involved in real estate development in the Charlottesville area, to both the delight and dismay of local citizens; the addition of the Charlottesville Pavilion and the ongoing plans to add a five-story apartment complex called City Walk near the Downtown Mall have garnered complaints from Charlottesville natives. Capshaw also owns restaurants on the Downtown Mall, including Blue Light Grill, Enoteca, Mas, Mono Loco, and Ten.[1]

Since 2008 Capshaw has been involved in the construction of the Fifth Street Station between Fifth Street and Avon Street.[2]

Capshaw is also the developer of the controversial eight-story student housing complex, the Flats at West Village, on West Main Street. The site, formerly a tire center, has been owned by Capshaw since 2002.[3] The Plaza will feature 595 bedrooms above commercial space. The Charlottesville City Council granted a Special Use Permit for the building in a 4-1 vote in December 2012.[4]


  1. Web. Function is the new form, Katherine Ludwig, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, 2008-01-15, retrieved 2008-09-13.
  2. Web. New road key to Fifth Street Station project, The Daily Progress,, June 9, 2012, retrieved June 13, 2012.
  3. Web. West Main Street is starting to look very different, but can the growth keep up?, Graelyn Brashear, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, 16 Oct 2012, retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. Web. Council OKs controversial student-oriented housing project for West Main, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 4 Dec 2012, retrieved 2 July 2013.

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