Thursday, June 24, 2021

New Businesses

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...

New Snake Removal Business Also Aims To Educate Community About Snakes

JAMES CITY-A Williamsburg-James City County School division elementary school science teacher with extensive knowledge of snakes has started a new business to help safely relocate snakes that may find their way into residents’ homes and yards. John Spence first started...

Cava Now Open in The Marketplace At Tech Center

NEWPORT NEWS-The Mediterranean food chain Cava recently opened a second location on the Peninsula. Cava opened in May at The Marketplace at Tech Center in the former Zoe’s Kitchen. Cava is a chain restaurant that specializes in fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine....

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...

Newport News Bake Shop Featured on “Good Morning America”

NEWPORT NEWS-The new bakery O’s Cakes was recently featured on the ABC morning news program “Good Morning America.” On June 8, GMA ran a segment featuring O’s Cakes co-owners, Olajuwon Bynoe and his wife, Aysia, who opened the bake shop...

New Seafood Restaurant Opening This Summer In Williamsburg

YORK-A new seafood restaurant is coming this summer to the Williamsburg area. Nekeya Boyd, founder and owner of Nekeya’s Tasteful Creations, is opening Nekeya’s Seafood Café  at 455 Merrimac Trail on July 1. The establishment will also serve as a...

New Charm School Now Open In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-A former professional model and teacher has opened up a new charm school for girls in Williamsburg. Madame Pearline is founder and president of Williamsburg Charm and Associates, which is now accepting applicants. “I attended a Caribbean modeling and production training...

Virginia’s Largest Competitive Aquatic Facility Opening In 2022 In Hampton

HAMPTON—The Hampton Virginia Aquaplex & Splashdown Park is currently under construction across from the Hampton Convention Center and is expected to be open late next summer. The $29.5 million, 67,000 square-foot facility, which is located at the corner of Coliseum...

Seven Meads Now Available At The New Windchaser Meadery In Lightfoot

JAMES CITY-A few years ago, Joseph Hultman was searching for a special gift for his daughter’s wedding. He wanted to incorporate his family’s Italian and Swedish heritage into the celebration, so he decided to make a batch of honey...

Wawa in Lightfoot Set To Open On June 10

JAMES CITY-The new Wawa convenience store and gas station in Lightfoot will open on June 10. A general manager at the store confirmed news of the opening of the new Wawa, which is located at the intersection of Richmond and...

Premier Resort Coming To Fort Monroe

HAMPTON—There’s an underused section of Fort Monroe that will be getting more than a little love in the near future. The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) has approved a 40-year ground lease with Smithfield-based Pack Brother Hospitality, which will invest...

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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...