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Dunkin’ Drive Thru Set To Open June 26 in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Residents and visitors to Newport News will soon be able to experience Dunkin’s store of the future, as the brand announced the grand opening of its newest drive-thru only restaurant at 692 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard on Saturday,...

Crumbl Cookies Chain Is Heading To The Peninsula

HAMPTON-The national cookie chain Crumbl Cookies is eyeing two locations on the Peninsula. Spencer Rowe recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area to open a Crumbl Cookies in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. While an exact opening date has not...

Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro Set To Open In Poquoson

What do you get when you cross a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, whose cooking made a splash in the Coast Guard, with an abandoned KenTacoHut building in Poquoson? Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro, of course. Located at 8...

Aromas World Leaving City Center

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News location of Aromas is relocating from its current spot near the fountains of City Center to the space previously occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill across Warwick Boulevard from the Christopher Newport University Campus. “Our lease at...

Billsburg Brewery Hosts Ice Cream Social For Dogs

JAMES CITY-Billsburg Brewery is going to the dogs. The brewery is partnering with The Nautical Dog to host an ice cream social for dogs on June 16 in part to raise awareness and support for Heritage Humane Society. “Everyone can bring...

BurgerFi Will Open In York County On June 19

YORK-A new burger establishment will soon join the fray in Williamsburg. York County announced the burger joint BurgerFi will open in June on Mooretown Road in the Victory Village Shopping Center. The new BurgerFi location in Williamsburg is scheduled to...

LOKAL Cafe Plans To Close Its Prince George Street Location

WILLIAMSBURG-LOKAL Café is closing its current location on Prince George Street in downtown Williamsburg. LOKAL Café Founder and Chef Eric Christenson shared the news on May 27. The establishment’s last day on Prince George Street is Saturday, May 29. “This past...

Another Broken Egg Cafe Will Open In Williamsburg On June 7

WILLIAMSBURG-A new breakfast establishment will open in the former IHOP location on Richmond Road in June. Another Broken Egg Café announced its plans for a grand opening on Monday, June 7 from 7am to 2pm. The restaurant’s menu includes dishes inspired...

Ynot Italian Potentially Expanding To The Peninsula

Ynot Italian is a family owned and operated business that started with one small location in Virginia Beach in 1993. Over the years, their high-quality, hand-crafted food has gained so much in popularity, they now have seven locations in...

Owner and Chef Hans Schadler Leaving Waypoint Seafood & Grill

JAMES CITY-Hans Schadler, owner and executive chef of Waypoint Seafood & Grill, is leaving the fine dining restaurant. Schadler made the announcement on Tuesday, May 25, in a letter to patrons, and on social media. The letter stated that Schadler,...

Smoke Restaurant Now Offering “Thwings”

NEWPORT NEWS—In response to the chicken wing shortage that is currently gripping the country, Smoke Restaurant co-owner Steve Walters took matters into his own hands and created an alternative that he calls “thwings.” “He came up with the idea at...

New Indian Restaurant Moves Into Courthouse Commons

JAMES CITY-A new Indian restaurant has opened in Courthouse Commons on Monticello Avenue. Masala Craft Indian Kitchen is owned by Avinash and Neeta Arora and their daughter, Shaveta. The restaurant features a variety of Indian dishes using fresh ingredients and spices....

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Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...