Thursday, June 24, 2021

Commercial Real Estate

Green Clean Express Car Wash Expanding Operations To The Peninsula

Norfolk-based Green Clean Express will soon be making vehicles on the Peninsula squeaky clean when they open two new locations—one in Hampton and one still to be determined—later this year. The Hampton facility will be located at 1045 W....

New Apartments Coming To The Warehouse District

NEWPORT NEWS—If you’ve ever wanted to live within walking distance of a craft beer brewery, your chance is coming soon. “The Yard,” located at the Walker-Wilkins-Bloxom Warehouse District on 23rd Street will have seven apartment units available starting July...

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...

HR SportspleX Opening Soon

NEWPORT NEWS—It takes vision to look at an abandoned bowling center that has been closed for years and see a sparkling new indoor/outdoor sports complex that is ADA (American Disability Act) compliant because the new owner’s son is in...

Sunset Boat Ramp Offer Rescinded

HAMPTON—Mayor Donnie Tuck announced this week that Sunset Boat Ramp, which is located at 21 Marina Road off Ivy Home Road near Surfrider Restaurant, will not be purchased by Bluewater Yacht Sales after all. Bluewater initially wanted the ramp...

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...

Village Shops At Kingsmill Demolished To Make Way For New Senior Living Community

YORK-A long-time shopping complex near Busch Gardens has been demolished to make room for a new senior living community. The Village Shops at Kingsmill was knocked down earlier this spring. Construction will soon begin at the site on the new...

Modular Housing Manufacturer Will Create Local Jobs

NEWPORT NEWS—indieDwell, an industry leader in steel modular housing manufacturing, will invest more than $2 million to establish its first East Coast manufacturing facility in Newport News. The new facility and related administrative offices will occupy a portion of...

Hampton Inn & Suites in Newport News Under New Ownership

NEWPORT NEWS—The Hampton Inn & Suites located at 12251 Jefferson across from Patrick Henry Mall was recently purchased from Yoder Inn Group, L.P. by Shamin Hotels. The Chester-based company plans to renovate the 120-room hotel that offers 90 standard...

1st Advantage Opens New Branch

NEWPORT NEWS—1st Advantage Federal Credit Union recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of one of their newest branches. The new branch is located inside the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. The branch relocated from a...

Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound and Spa Relocates to New Town

JAMES CITY-Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound and Spa has moved to New Town. The business, which was previously on McLaws Circle, is now located above Paul’s Deli & Neighborhood Restaurant on New Town Avenue. Peek of Joy first opened in...

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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...