Friday, May 7, 2021

Peninsula Chronicle

Philip Michael Store In Hampton Relocates

HAMPTON—The Philip Michael Fashion For Men Store formerly located at Coliseum Crossing in Hampton has moved. They are now in Coliseum Crossing, just a few doors down. “Our landlord had an opportunity to bring in...

Gangsta Dog Plans To Expand To Williamsburg

YORK — Gangsta Dog, a new pet store on Riverwalk Landing, has only been open a month and is already looking to expand to Williamsburg. Gary Hughes, who owns the establishment with his wife, Laura,...

Vintage Summers, Ltd. Will Hold Grand Opening Celebrations on May 8

JAMES CITY-What first began as an online business on Etsy selling vintage home décor and collectibles has turned into a brick-and-mortar retail establishment that opens this spring. A grand opening is planned for Vintage Summers, Ltd. on Poplar Creek Lane on Saturday, May 8. Sue Summers, a mother of six,...

Headlines

Mariners’ Museum Set to Reopen May 21

NEWPORT NEWS—After being closed for more than a year due to the covid-19 pandemic, The Mariners’ Museum will re-open to Members on Friday, May 21, while welcoming back the general public a week later on Friday, May 28. Team...

National Chicken Wing Shortage Impacts Peninsula Businesses

HAMPTON—Chicken wings. They’re tasty. They’re messy. They’re fun. And getting every delicious morsel off them is a challenge that many people readily accept. But now that a national shortage of the tempting appetizers is threatening the overall supply, people...

New Marathon-ish Event Coming to Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—You’ve heard of the Newport News Marathon that winds its way through streets of the city? Well, get ready for a new marathon that’s geared for people who prefer entertainment over exercise. The inaugural...

Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor Reopens

HAMPTON—Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor located at 1970 Power Plant Parkway, Suite B in Hampton has reopened after being closed for nearly a year because of covid-19 concerns. However, they are operating on a limited...

Blues, Brews, & BBQ, Art At The River Return to Yorktown

YORK-Riverwalk Landing’s popular Blues, Brews, & BBQ festival and the Art at the River Juried Art Show return the first weekend in May following cancellations in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Blues, Brews,...

George Washington Inn to Become Apartment Complex

YORK-The George Washington Inn & Conference Center on Merrimac Trail near CVS Pharmacy will soon be converted into an apartment complex. York County Board of Supervisors approved an application from Schottenstein Realty Company to rezone the area in order to turn the inn and conference...

Two Realty Companies Relocate downtown

WILLIAMSBURG-Two realty companies recently announced new locations to the downtown area to be closer to the heart of Williamsburg. The Memorie Group will soon occupy space in a new office on Prince George Street near the Fife & Drum Inn. The new boutique style office...

Hospitality & Tourism

Rare Lobster Donated To Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—A lobster that was potentially slated to be someone’s dinner at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant in Manassas, Virginia is now the newest member of the Virginia Living Museum. Named “Freckles” by the restaurant members who saved the lobster’s life, the rare “Calico Lobster” is...

Jamestown Day Celebrations Planned For May 8

JAMES CITY-Jamestown Settlement will honor the anniversary of the founding of the country’s first permanent English colony with a Jamestown Day celebration on Saturday, May 8. Jamestown Day will feature various family-friendly activities and programs including interpretive programs, military salutes, and maritime demonstrations as well...

Local Industries

Huntington Ingalls Releases First Quarter Profit Statements

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the parent company of the Newport News Shipyard, reported first quarter revenues of $2.3 billion, up less than 1 percent from the first quarter of 2020. Newport News Shipyard’s contribution to HII’s overall revenues including first quarter 2021 revenues of...

HRT To Implement Service Reliability Plan

Beginning on May 9, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will implement its new Service Reliability Plan in an effort to scale back all transportation services due to current staffing issues. The Plan is expected to remain in place until at least July 1, 2021. “Providing reliable...

New Businesses

Artwork Sought For New Co-Working Space in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News is looking for artists to participate in the inaugural art exhibit that will be located within the new co-working space known as The Offices @ Two Five and J. The “Uncommon Area” art...

Start Peninsula Announces Micro Pitch Competitions

NEWPORT NEWS-Start Peninsula will host a series of four micro pitch competitions this year for potential new businesses. Micro pitch competitions will be held this spring on March 18 and April 21 and in the fall on September 15 and...

Williamsburg ARB Will Host Building Products Showcase

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) will host a Building Products Showcase of possible additions to its list of permissible building materials. The event will take place on Monday, May 10 from 2pm to 6pm outside of the Stryker Center on...

Governor Northam Begins to Ease Pandemic Restrictions As More Virginians Are Vaccinated

A day after quietly lifting the ban on restaurant bar service, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced additional loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions that are set to begin on May 15. As more Virginians become vaccinated again covid-19, the governor has...

New Year-Round Seafood Market and Commercial Kitchen Planned for Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News is in the process of developing a year-round Seafood Market and Commercial Kitchen in the Marshall-Ridley Choice neighborhood. A seafood market was identified as a priority for the community through the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) planning grant process,...

Construction Begins on Heritage Humane Society Expansion Project

YORK-Construction has begun on the upgrade and expansion of the Heritage Humane Society animal shelter on Waller Mill Road. The expansion project will add 2,550 square feet to the front of the animal adoption facility. In addition, the project includes a new multi-use room for...

Employment News

Three Local Tourist Attractions Host Job Fairs

Three Williamsburg tourist attractions are scheduling job fairs the week of May 3 in anticipation of the upcoming summer season. Colonial Williamsburg will host a Hospitality Fair at the Williamsburg Lodge on Tuesday, May 4...

Michael Surveying Celebrates 20 Years

NEWPORT NEWS—Headquartered in Newport News, Michael Surveying & Mapping P.C. (MSM) is a specialized and established surveying team—one of the few in Hampton Roads that offers land-only surveying. They have been serving the Hampton...

Raoust+Partners Appoints New CEO

HAMPTON—Raoust+Partners, a marketing and strategy agency based in Hampton, recently announced the promotion of Charles S. Parr (aka, Charlie) to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Olivier F. Raoust, Sr. will remain President and...