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Posted on: December 2, 2022

New Orleans-style coffee will soon be rolling to a stop near you

New Orleans native Woodrow “Woody” Jones continues to expand his small business portfolio since opening coffee shops in two Sentara hospitals in 2019.

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Local Mom Embraces Sustainability with Home-based Cookie Cake Delivery

After spending cherished years as a stay-at-home mom while raising her three sons, Jeanne Fiocca realized she was ready to reenter the workforce and founded her company, Cookie Text LLC, in 2011.

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

New Ballet School Opens in Victory Village Shopping Center

Alexia Redick Bartlett, owner of the new Conservatory Ballet dance school in Greater Williamsburg, comes from a family of professional dancers.

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Angelic Threads boutique gaining momentum in Village Square at Kiln Creek

Melissa Schulz is a local mom and Air Force veteran who harbors a passion for helping others to look and feel their best. The entrepreneur opened her first brick-and-mortar shop, Angelic Threads, along with an ecommerce site, in March.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Harper’s Station Yorktown: New Senior Living Community Breaks Ground on Victory Boulevard

Harper’s Station Yorktown, a brand new 55-and-older retirement community, is coming soon to Yorktown at 4501 Victory Blvd. The new senior resort-style community celebrated its groundbreaking at a rain-soaked ceremony Thursday morning.

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Second Location Of Operation Escape Now Open In Williamsburg

The owner of a popular escape room attraction in Greater Williamsburg recently opened a second location of the business.

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Congratulations to Our Retailer of the Year 2022 Winners

On Thursday September 22, 2022 Retail Alliance held their Retailer of the Year Awards at the Virginia Air & Space Science Center in Hampton.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Play A Round Family Fun Center in York County Revs Up For A New Attraction

The amusement center plans to open a new electric go-kart track, equipped with 10 go-karts, this fall. It will be approximately 500 feet in length.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Lazy Daisy to Open New Yorktown Location

Richmond-based Lazy Daisy signed a lease with The Breeden Company in Yorktown’s Village Square at Kiln Creek.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

New Water Slide Set to Open at Water Country USA in Summer 2023

The new attraction — “Riptide Race” — will not only will it be the waterpark’s tenth waterslide, but it will also be Virginia’s first dueling pipeline, according to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Bay Haven Grille in York County Reopens Under New Ownership

After more than 17 yrs. in operation, Bay Haven Grille temporarily closed on George Washington Hwy. in May after one of its owners had to call it quits due to health reasons. Now, roughly four months later, the restaurant has reopened under new ownership.

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

One Girl Desserts Hopes to Reopen Storefront in 2023, Expand Offeri

Najeonna Iman, the owner of dessert business One Girl Desserts & Pastries (Now One Girl Desserts & More) is currently working to reopen her storefront in 2023.

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Under Old Management: A Familiar Face Reopens The Pizza Shop

Uncle B’s Pizza Shop held a grand reopening Friday as previous owner Brian Betts returns to make the New York-style pizza that has become a staple of the community.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Yorktown Beach Hotel Saying Goodbye To Summer With Neighborhood Puppy Plunge

Matt Bowry, managing partner and general manager of the Yorktown Beach Hotel on Water Street, is welcoming canines in the Yorktown Village area and their owners to the hotel’s inaugural Pooch Plunge

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Autumn Excursions Await in Historic Yorktown

Put on your cozy flannel shirt, fill up your thermos with cider, and then head to Historic Yorktown this September through November for a cornucopia of entertaining, festive activities – from music and food to history and booze.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

The Chipper Restaurant In Grafton Becoming A Local Favorite

A sh and chips restaurant in York County is gaining in popularity after becoming a franchise last year. Longtime restauranteur Patrick O’Carroll opened The Chipper four years ago in Grafton.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Raising Cane’s set to open chicken finger restaurants in Hampton and York County

Since its founding in 1996, Raising Cane’s has kept its concept simple. Its menu and brand are centered around a classic favorite: chicken fingers.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Virginia Beer Company Amongst Award Winners at the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

The Williamsburg-based brewery took home second place in the German and American Wheat category for its Saving Daylight Beer.

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

York County Couple Celebrates First Anniversary of Fibrenew Franchise

After close to seven years, husband-and-wife team Robert and Chelsey Pegram
decided to close their lawncare business, S&A Exterior Services, and start a new venture in leather, plastic, and vinyl restoration as a Fibrenew franchise owner.

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Lackey Clinic Expands Free Virtual Urgent Care Program

Lackey Virtual Urgent Care, which provides free online medical care to those in need, is opening up services to all of Virginia.

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Yorktown Market Days to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Yorktown Market Days is celebrating National Farmers Market Week on Aug. 6 and Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon in recognition of the impact farmers have on their communities.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Longtime Restaurateur To Close Riverwalk Restaurant And Expand Water Street Grille in Yorktown

When the covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Mario Buffa, owner of Riverwalk Restaurant and Water Street Grille in Yorktown, thought his days as a restauranteur were over.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Brass Cannon Brewing Announces it is Closing its Doors

Brass Cannon Brewing, a craft beer micro-brewery and tap room located at 5476 Mooretown Road, announced it will be winding down its operations starting on Aug. 1.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Pink Hillbilly Boutique Opening Its First Storefront August 13 in York County

The owners of Dirty Quads Motorsports and Graphics in York County are gearing up to open a new business.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Alewerks Nails It with $1,500 Donation to Habitat House; ReStore Extends Hours

Alewerks Brewing Company sold out its special brew Nailed It!, raising $1,500 for Habitat for Humanity. The $1,500 donation will contribute to the House That Small Business Built.

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

York couple hopes their mobile repair and restoration business brings value to the community

Robert and Chelsey own a local franchise of Fibrenew, a global company that repairs and restores leather, vinyl and plastic items in homes, businesses, vehicles, boats, planes and medical clinics.

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

New Makerspace Make ‘Ur Merch Opening In Williamsburg In August

One portion of the business will be devoted to small business owners for selling products while another section will be a makerspace where business owners can utilize tools to make their products.

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month.

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Spain Commercial Still Going Strong After 30 Years

Spain Commercial, a general contractor that handles commercial construction and renovations in York County, has been in operation for more than 30 years. Founder and president Steve Spain is just as enthusiastic about it today as he was when he started

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Is Opening Two Peninsula Locations

Peninsula residents will soon have an additional restaurant option that specializes in chicken come this fall.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Sylvan Learning Center of Newport News Is Moving To Village Square at Kiln Creek

Sylvan Learning of Newport News-Yorktown will occupy the space that was last leased by Heaven & Earth Christian bookstore adjacent to Uno’s. The learning center is slated to officially open its doors to the new location by June 30.

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Five Shows Planned For 65th Season of Williamsburg Players

The Williamsburg Players will perform five shows during its upcoming 2022-2023 season. Kicking off the season in September is a production of “12 Angry Men.” The show will run September 9 through September 25.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

York County’s New Economic And Tourism Director Excited To Make Position Her Own

Kristi Olsen-Hayes’ predecessor leading the department of Economic and Tourism Development in York County was known for his passion and enthusiasm for the locality he served. In that regard, her transition appears seamless.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Owner of Cliff’s Auto Repair Sells Family-Owned Business

Chances are longtime York County residents have filled up their tanks, obtained a yearly inspection, had a car towed, or sought vehicle repair from Cliff’s Auto Repair over the past seven decades.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen Breaks Ground On New Location in York County

Residents of York County can look forward to having a local Dairy Queen in early 2023. Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen, a Virginia-based DQ franchise, runs a collection of 14 local DQ restaurants, soon to be 15.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

CountyMed DPC Opens its First Direct Primary Care Office in Yorktown

A new medical practice has opened in York County.CountyMed DPC, Yorktown’s first direct primary care office, opened its doors on June 1 with a ribbon cutting event.CountyMed aims to be today’s version of a family-friendly, neighborhood, small-town doctor.

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

HobbyTown USA Holding Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On June 10

HobbyTown USA is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the opening weekend of its new location in Village Square at Kiln Creek shopping center.

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

New Asian Restaurant Coming To The Edge District

A new Asian restaurant appears to be headed to The Edge District in Greater Williamsburg. York County confirmed on June 3 that two permits have been approved for signage at the new restaurant, a new carry-out hibachi establishment

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Riverside Heating & Air Conditioning Looking To Build New Warehouse In York County

Riverside Heating & Air Conditioning wants to build a new warehouse in York County. At its meeting on June 8, York County’s Planning Commission will hear a request for a Special Use Permit for the establishment of a contractor’s shop with outdoor storage

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Faith And Community Service Are Guiding Principles For Owner Of CB Dance Studios

Cindy Norge, the owner of CB Dance Studios (formerly Country Bootleggers Dance Studio) on George Washington Memorial Highway in York County, has two passions in life: dance and community service. Her studio first opened on April 21, 1994.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

York County Economic Development Director Jim Noel Retires After Long Career

Jim Noel is straightforward when explaining how his career path switched from city manager/county administrator to economic development.

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

A Maker-Merchant space comes to The Historic Triangle as an answer to the high cost of retail space

Local business owners/business coaches Ti’Juana and Lawrence Gholson are bringing a new business concept to the York County district of The Historic Triangle.
Make ‘ur Merch and MAXIMUM Create! A Maker’s Space will come to town mid-June.

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Debbie Leanne Portraits Provides Legacy Artwork That’s Built to Last

Debbie Leanne Jones has worked as a professional photographer for 13 years.

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

The Value of Home-based Businesses to Economic Recovery

The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded.

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Chick-Fil-A Victory Boulevard to Host 5K, 10K in Support of Virginia Peninsula Food Bank

Chick-fil-A Victory Boulevard is set to host a 5k and 10k race at The Mariners’ Museum and Park on May 28 to support Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and local efforts to provide 20,000 meals for Virginians experiencing the daily hardships of food insecurity.

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

York County economic development head retires after 29 years

Success and disappointment for York County’s economic development program are woven in among the highlights of the nearly 29-year career of county official James W. “Jim” Noel Jr., who is retiring this week.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

King of Clubs Brewing Company In Williamsburg Under New Ownership

King of Clubs Brewing Company, a coffee roastery and kombucha brewery on Palace Lane, is now under new ownership. Ellliott Schweickert, CEO of King of Clubs, officially took over the establishment in February 2022.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Column 15 Celebrates One Year of Williamsburg Coffee Roastery

In just one year, Column 15 has become a staple of the Williamsburg community.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Granny’s House of Crafts Celebrating Re-Grand Opening May 13 and 14 in Yorktown

With 18 craft booths, the shop has added a few new crafters to its lineup and reorganized the storefront to lend more space for booth displays.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Friendly Grow Supply/April’s Flowers Offers New Options For Plant and Flower Enthusiasts

Green thumbs have a new option for buying plants and flowers for their homes and gardens. Husband and wife team April Hoercher and Ian Staples, along with their business partner Bryan Sprospon, opened Friendly Grow Supply

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Grand Opening Of Ashley HomeStore In Williamsburg Set For May 14

The event will take place from noon to 2pm at its new location at 118 Waller Mill Rd. next to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. The celebration will feature food and entertainment, special discounts, and raffle drawings

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

The Chipper Looks to Franchise Restaurant

The Chipper, a restaurant that specializes in beer battered fish & chips, is seeking potential franchise opportunities across Hampton Roads. As of May 2022, the restaurant can be found at two locations in Yorktown and Virginia Beach

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Glo Fiber to Expand to York County, Construction to Begin in Early 2023

Glo Fiber, powered by Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) will bring its fiber-optic network to the northern part of York County with construction slated to start in the beginning of 2023.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Williamsburg brewery releases new beer to benefit Ukraine

Alewerks Brewing Company will unveil a new beer this weekend to benefit relief efforts in Ukraine. The Williamsburg craft brewery said it plans to donate $1 from every four-pack sold of its new golden ale, called Teamwerks, to Mercy Chefs

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Water Country USA to Reopen Popular Attraction, Launch New Additions

Water Country USA (WCUSA) has announced that it will reopen an upgraded fan-favorite ride while also launching two new additions to the water park.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Expect New Thrills At Water Country USA When It Opens For The Season May 14

When Water Country USA opens for its new season in May, guests will get to ride an updated version of one of the water park’s popular attractions, Aquazoid.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Continuing to Answer the Call: Lackey Clinic Celebrates 27 Years of Service

Lackey Clinic offers free medical and dental care to low income patients in Yorktown, Newport News and Williamsburg. They recently received a grant to help them further their efforts in fields of virtual urgent care.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Historic Garden Week Comes to Yorktown

As part of the eighty-ninth season of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week held by the Garden Club of Virginia, visitors are invited to take part in a special tour that includes Yorktown. On Wednesday, April 27, guests will arrive in Yorktown

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

‘I can cook anything’: Joe & Mimma’s celebrates 50th anniversary

This year Joe & Mimma’s celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Patriot Tours & Provisions Now Open For The Season

A Yorktown waterfront hotspot for locals and tourists alike has reopened for the season. Patriots Tours & Provisions on Water Street offers Segway tours and rents kayaks, paddle boards, and bikes in addition to selling souvenirs and beach essentials.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Start Your Day Off With The Morning Fuel Podcast

One York County family is helping to give local businesses a voice through their own company, The Morning Fuel Podcast. John Bundy started the podcast with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Kimberly, to help with brand awareness and share stories

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

New Dog Boarding, Training Facility

Ridgeside K9 Tidewater, a dog daycare, training and boarding facility, has opened in Williamsburg.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Solar Farms A Growing Trend in Hampton Roads

Solar farms are popping up all over the state. On the Peninsula, one is being built in York County off Penniman Road in the general vicinity of Water Country USA.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

More than just a BBQ joint, Pierce’s Pitt has helped its neighbors, too

York County neighbors and many Mom and Pop restaurants across Virginia have been beneficiaries of Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que’s business acumen over its 51-year history.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg Officially Opens to Refurbish, Sell Donated Bikes

The Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg, a project of the nonprofit organization BikeWalk Williamsburg, held its official grand opening ceremony on Friday, April 1. The Co-Op, which is located at 601-E Merrimac Trail, is a collective of volunteers

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Local Gym Celebrates Thirteen Years of Community Involvement

Body By D Gym & Fitness Center, a locally-owned gym based in Yorktown,
is in the business of inspiring others. The positive force behind the brand is D'Shawn Wright; a competitive bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and local community activist.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Topline Horse Center Provides Riders With An Equestrian Home Away From Home

Jim and Pauline Creeden have owned and operated Topline Horse Center in the Coventry area of York County since October 1997. Pauline, using forward-seat riding principles by the America National Riding Commission, has instructed more than 1,000 students.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Hairphenalia Hair Salon Continues To Thrive in York County

Gunst previously owned a salon in Michigan and had the confidence that she could do whatever it took to run a successful business on the Peninsula even though she was new to the area.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Brass Cannon Brewing Celebrating Ten Years In The Craft Beverage Business

Brass Cannon Brewing is celebrating a decade of serving craft beverages to the Greater Williamsburg area. The veteran-owned brewery, one of the first to emerge onto Williamsburg’s craft beverage scene, first opened in Toano in 2012.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Dirty Quads Motorsports and Graphics in York offers direction to rugged adventure

Offroad enthusiasts who live on the Peninsula have a local gearhead mecca to gravitate toward. The shop offers dirt bikes, go-karts, ATVs, UTVs, Strider Bikes, apparel, safety gear, and custom graphics.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

HobbyTown to Move from Newport News to York County

The popular retail hobby and toy store HobbyTown. has announced that it
will move from its current location to an 8,300 square-foot suite in the Village Square at Kiln Creek shopping center. located on Victory Boulevard in York County.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Local Agencies to Participate in Upcoming Job Fair

The Hampton Roads Regional Job Fair. which is scheduled to take place on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive in Hampton, is slated to have over 100 different employers on hand.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Locke Supply Co. to Fill Remaining Space in Former Kmart

The Locke Supply Co., an Oklahoma-based whole sale HVAC and plumbing
parts supplier. will be moving into the building formally occupied by Kmart store in the Kingsgate Green Shopping Center, 188 Waller Mill Rd.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Shop Local Boost Gift Card Program Helping Historic Triangle Small Businesses In Time Of Need

Organizers of the Shop Local Boost gift card program were concerned most of the money would be spent online, defeating its purpose. The worrying was for naught.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Two Companies In York County Pick Up Awards For Positive Impact On Their Communities

Two local companies accepted awards for their local impact on the community during York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair on Thursday, March 17, which was held at the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Davis & Associates P.C. Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Donald Davis founded Davis & Associates PC on Feb 28, 1982. Forty years later, his business continues to flourish. The business offers a mixture of surveying & land planning services for residential, commercial and industrial properties on the Peninsula.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Screen-Printing Company, Insurance Agency Win York County Business Awards

Parkway Printshop receives William Rogers “Poor Potter” Award for business growth; Farmers Insurance Paul Clegg Agency named Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Longtime Friends Open Graze Charcuterie in Yorktown

The duo officially opened in Yorktown on Saturday, March 12 while hosting an event at Warwick Assembly of God and then a charcuterie workshop at Tradition Brewing Company the following day.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Henderson, Inc. Celebrating 65 Years of going “Beyond the Building”

65 years ago this month, David and Shirley Henderson founded our company, Henderson, Inc. and started what has become a proud and now third generation family business in the Williamsburg community.

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Jim Noel Set to Retire After Almost 30 Years in Economic Development

Jim Noel has been the Director of Economic and Tourism Development for York County since November 1993. In December 2021, Noel announced that as of June 1, he would be retiring from county service.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Snow Companies Celebrates Two Decades of Patient Storytelling

Snow Companies is a full-service patient-engagement marketing company that was founded in December 2001 by Brenda Snow.

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Former Williamsburg Hotel Sold; Will be Rebranded

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports that the former Park Inn by Radisson Hotel on Richmond Road in Williamsburg has been sold and will undergo renovations and rebranding.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Yorktown Beach Hotel Looks Forward To Reopening Its Doors April 1

Yorktown Beach Hotel, formerly known as the Duke of York Hotel, has been closed since January and will open back up to guests on April 1.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

HobbyTown USA’s Peninsula Location Will Move From Newport News to York County in June

Scott Dayton, owner of four HobbyTown USA franchises in Virginia, has confirmed that he has signed a lease to occupy 8,300 square-feet of the 19,560 square-feet of space that former tenant A.C. Moore occupied at 5007 Victory Blvd., Suite F.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Four Local Businesses to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) announced that there will be a Business Community Collaboration Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Feb. 18, 2022, to celebrate four local businesses.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Patients Are Front and Center During Snow Companies' 20th Anniversary Celebrations

This year,the patient engagement agency Snow Companies looks back at 20 years of its history. Over these years, SNOW has worked with large numbers of patients and captured their stories. The agency is now highlighting 20 of these stories at 20patients.com

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Names New President

On February 9, Sentara Healthcare System announced that Amber Price has been named the next president of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. She will assume the new position on March 21.

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Dodd RV Adding On With New Boat Business In York County

Location, timing, and a good staff are keys to any successful business. Jamie Dodd, owner of Dodd RV in York County, said he’s lucky to have all three, which is why he’s expanding the family business to include boats this spring.

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Suds N Such Cleaning Services In York County Rebounds After Temporary Closure

Abraham Fennell and his wife Brenda Alexander opened Suds N Such Cleaning Services five years ago as a home-based business enterprise. The entrepreneurs are now running the company from 5336 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite E.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

BBQ Restauranteurs Open Butcher Shop on Second Street

The Edge District welcomed a new business to Second Street on Jan. 27 as Two Drummer’s Butcher & BBQ Provisions opened its doors and display case for the first time.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Lilac Lane DIY Studio in Yorktown Offers Arts, Crafts, and Fellowship

Kim Kellogg initially opened Lilac Lane DIY studio in Hampton in March 2014. She signed a lease for her current storefront in the York Village Shopping Center in March 2020 during a time when many businesses were having to temporarily shut their doors.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

York County Hires Firm to Recruit Retail Businesses

Jim Noel, the economic development director for York County, admits the businesses in his locality, in general, have fared well during the pandemic. Still, he knows there are challenges ahead.

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Locke Supply Company Looking To Open A Location In York County

Another new tenant may be headed to the Kingsgate Green Shopping Center. On February 9, York County Planning Commission will hear a request for a special use permit to allow for a wholesale trade establishment with outdoor storage at 118 Waller Mill Rd.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

BK’s Tobacco & Accessories Plans Expansion To Yorktown

BK’s Tobacco & Accessories is planning to expand, adding a third location on Hampton Highway in York County.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Economic Development Directors Discuss 2022

A pair of local county economic development directors predict the key to a successful new year might come down to real estate.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

The Chipper brings authentic fish and chips to South Hampton Roads

Irish and British people commonly refer to their favorite fish and chip shop as a “chipper.”
And in Hampton Roads, The Chipper is where locals can stop in for beer-battered fish and thick-cut french fries called chips.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Crafting Quality: Chef Mikey Maksimowicz of Casa Pearl

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. As a result, Chef Mikey Maksimowicz faced a slew of problems.

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

The Virginia Beer Company holiday beers

Evil Santa is back. In its sixth year, the spiced milk stout series returns with several variants, according to co-founder Robert Willey.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

CadeFit Offers An Alternative to Traditional Fitness Centers

Brian Cade founded CadeFit seven years ago to guide people in training their minds and bodies to reclaim their health and fitness while incorporating more freedom and joy in their lives.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

York County to Combine Economic Development and Tourism Departments

Next year will be on of transition for two departments of the York County government as the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Tourism Development combine into one department in the upcoming months.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

With a permanent location, Column 15 looks to offer facility tours, nitro cold brew pancakes & more

James Kroll, co-founder Column 15, said they first started operating the business from his basement with just a conference table, four chairs and a television about 3years ago. In May, they held the grand opening of their 1st location in James-York Plaza.

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Posted on: August 29, 2020

Owner of Hudgins Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac plans to sell dealership

Art Hudgins, president of Hudgins Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac at 543 Second St., is selling the well-known dealership to Loyalty Automotive of Chesterfield.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Challenge awarded to Yorktown Naval Weapon

The REPI Program committed $15.6 million in program funds that will be coupled with nearly $21.6 million in partner contributions to seven projects benefitting 12 installations and their surrounding communities.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Duke of York Hotel Has New Ownership, New Name and New Look

Under its new ownership, the Duke of York Hotel is getting the new name of Yorktown Beach Hotel, putting an emphasis on the hotel’s beachfront location.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Fresh grant money means more chances for small business and nonprofit COVID-19 relief

The second phase of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program will accept applications from small businesses in York County, Williamsburg and Poquoson beginning July 1.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Seaford family’s boat-towing business is a 4-generational affair

Since 2004, the White family have run SeaTow Lower Chesapeake from their homes in Seaford, Va where they have lived as watermen for four generations making a living off of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Virginia Beer Company Is Now On Tap in New York City Bars

Virginia Beer Company (VBC) is now on tap in more than just the Historic Triangle. A year after expanding to New York with can release, VBC has sent over flagship offerings and limited releases on draft, including Pride beer, Friends of Dorothy.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

CB Dance Studios in Yorktown Offers Dance, Friendship and a Community

When you walk through the doors of CB Dance Studios, you’re greeted with a sign on the wall that says, “Where dancing builds connections, where friends become family.”

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

After Delay, BurgerFi to Hold Grand Opening

BurgerFi will hold its grand opening on July 6, 2021. The South Florida-based restaurant brand will be joined by York County Chamber of Commerce members, City of Williamsburg officials, as well as Virginia Peninsula Foodbank representatives.

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

New Sponsor for Home-based Business Lunch and Learn series and Conference

The Peninsula Home-Based Business Network is excited to announce that T-Mobile has joined as a sponsor for the 2021 Home-Based Business Virtual Lunch & Learn Series and Annual Conference.

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Free Counseling available for York County businesses

HamptonRoadsSBDC

Jim Carroll, executive director of The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, counsels small business owners to help them thrive. Schedule a free private one-on-one VIRTUAL counseling appointment. Email econdev@yorkcounty.gov to schedule.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

If you made it in the 757, you can sell it on this online marketplace

The York County resident developed Madein757.com, a one-stop e-commerce marketplace for artisans to sell their wares and consumers to buy them.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

With Absolute Uncertainty, Williamsburg’s Alewerks pivots during pandemic, plans ahead for future

The beer was called “Absolute Uncertainty.” Released by Alewerks Brewing Co. in June, the limited-edition lager pretty much summed up the year 2020 in two words.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

All h’ale’ Alewerks. They’ve just been named 2020 Brewery of the Year

The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) named the Williamsburg brewing company as its Brewery of the Year for their contributions to the tourism and brewing industry in Virginia.

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Navy vet, engineering friend aim to nail down new markets for invention

The Safety Nailer launched on Kickstarter in April 2018, and within three months, ACE Hardware, Amazon and Shark Tank reached out.

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Remote work is team’s dream: Company pairs up labor demand, supply

As other businesses scrambled to pivot employees to remote work, Instant Teams just kept doing what it does best. The business creates and manages remote teams for companies across the nation.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

A Legacy in Development

After nearly two decades as EDA chairman, renowned architect R. Anderson “Rick” Moberg is passing the torch.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

York County Economic Development Authority Welcomes New Chair, Vice Chair

Board of Supervisors honors outgoing chairman Rick Moberg, who headed EDA for nearly 20 years, as vice chair Steve Meade rises to the position

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Event production company, coffee shop win York County business awards

(YORKTOWN, VA, February 20, 2020) – At York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair yesterday, two local companies accepted awards for their impact. The Economic Development Authority and the Office of Economic ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Competing print shops ink merger

Taylored Printing

Taylored Printing celebrates 30 years, new owner & enhanced offerings

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Envirowash Gushing Over New Location

Envirowash

Pressure wash company celebrates expansion, 30-year milestone.
“There’s just something satisfying and mesmerizing about watching something dirty come clean before your eyes,” quipped Chad Shelton.

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Posted on: August 27, 2022

Aging hotel reborn as edgy homes

James on Merrimac Apartment

Former George Washington Inn becomes another gem in The Edge District. Anyone who’s driven on Merrimac Trail lately can plainly see a transformation… that’s anything but plain!

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Where Doing Business is Pleasure

Welcome to York County

There are so many reasons to love York County! Just ask the people who live and work here. The quality of life, exceptional workforce and access to roads and waterways are just some of the things they talk about.

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

The Edge District

The Edge District

Live on the EDGE. Emerging culinary minds. Innovative craft beverage producers. Nostalgic eateries and shops. That and more makes up The Edge District. Established in 2019 where James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg converge.

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

York County New Businesses

York County Virginia

Take a look at new businesses just opening or coming soon.

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