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Food + Beverage

Williamsburg Winery Welcomes New Chef

JAMES CITY-Chef Jake Wechsler has been tapped as the new Chef de Cuisine at The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred. Wechsler is no stranger to the Williamsburg culinary scene. He completed Colonial Williamsburg’s apprenticeship program in culinary arts and later...

Juicing Life Bar & Café Set To Open Second Location In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-Juicing Life Bar & Café, which currently has a location on Town Center Drive in Newport News, will open a second location in Williamsburg’s new Midtown Row mixed-used development later this fall. Juicing Life Bar & Café, which first opened...

California-Based Del Taco Chain Headed to Hampton Roads

It was announced on September 13 that Del Taco, a chain restaurant based out of California, will be making its way East, opening several locations in Virginia. Del Taco plans to open ten restaurants in Virginia, including locations on the...

Opening Of Beale’s Brewery Delayed Until 2022

YORK-The opening of Beale’s Brewery taproom in Yorktown has been delayed. The brewery was hoping to open this past summer but construction was halted temporarily due to the shortage of construction materials as well as increased costs of supplies as...

Allure Bakery Now Open In Williamsburg Premium Outlets

JAMES CITY- In early August, June Yuiska took her home-based bakery business to a kiosk at Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Allure Bakery, located in front of the Sunglass Hut in the shopping complex, specializes in European pastries, crepes, teas, coffees, and...

Rock On: The Virginia Beer Company’s Newest Beer Release Will Help Local Musicians

YORK-The Virginia Beer Company and DJ Kudlz are teaming up on a Labor Day beer release to benefit local musicians impacted by the pandemic. The beer, called "Rock On," is a crafted beer lager that will be released on Monday,...

Jersey Mike’s Opening Second Location In Williamsburg

JAMES CITY-Jersey Mike’s Subs will open a second location in the Williamsburg area in Lightfoot. “Jersey Mike’s is expected to open at 6493 Centerville Road in Williamsburg in the first half of 2022,” said Kyle Potvin with Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems,...

1865 Brewing Company Adds A Missing Element To Phoebus

HAMPTON—The 1865 Brewing Company, which was finally able to hold its ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30, has added a missing piece to the puzzle of what makes Phoebus a destination.  Sure, Oozlefinch is right down the road on...

Virginia Peninsula Named Newest Wine Region In The Commonwealth

On August 24, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced that the Virginia Peninsula has been approved as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), a geographic area designated as a wine grape-growing region in the United States. Williamsburg...

Future of Bellissimo Pizza Café In Williamsburg Uncertain Following Owner’s Passing

YORK-Bellissimo Pizza Café on Mooretown Road in the Victory Village shopping center remains closed following the passing of owner and operator Peter Micali in early August. Micali, a native of Sicily, passed away on August 5. He immigrated to the...

The Twisted Crab Purchases Industrial Building

HAMPTON—The Twisted Crab, a Cajun-style seafood restaurant chain that has introduced the concept of seafood in a bag to many diners in Hampton Roads, recently purchased a 12,000 square foot industrial building from Progress Land Development LLC for $865,000....

Alewerks Brewing Company And Prost To Host Oktoberfest Event

YORK-Alewerks Brewing Company is teaming up with Prost featuring Chef Hans Schadler for an Oktoberfest celebration in September. The event will be held at Alewerks on September 26 from 4pm to 7pm and will include music from the Happy Dutchman...

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Opening Of New ‘Good Vibes’ Music Venue Pending In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Good Vibes, the concert hall and event venue that will soon take over the space vacated by Boathouse Live in City Center at Oyster Point, is waiting for final approval from the city before reopening the facility’s doors....

Hampton City Council Recognizes Summer Business Institute

HAMPTON—The Hampton City Council added a special session to their normal docket on Wednesday, September 22 to recognize the value of the Academies of Hampton’s City Schools Summer Business Institute. At the opening of the special session, Mayor Donnie Tuck...

New Walk-In Chiropractic Office Coming To Williamsburg

JAMES CITY-The Joint Chiropractic, a walk-in chiropractic office, will soon open a location in the Williamsburg area. The Joint, which first began in 1999, tentatively plans to open a space on Centerville Road in Lightfoot in December. The family chiropractic facility...