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Antiques store moves to new location on Gloucester’s Main Street (3/16/2011) - Wisteria Lane Antiques & Collectibles opened March 5 at its new location on Main Street, Gloucester. The shop is located in the building that housed a bank annex for many…
Hayes women’s medical office expands services (3/16/2011) - Women’s Health & Wellness, located at Abingdon Office Park, Hayes, has undergone a number of changes in recent months. The office of Dr. Joel E. Backer offers general gynecological and…
New owners take over Sutton’s Restaurant (3/9/2011) - Sutton’s Restaurant, LLC, opened in early March on Sutton Road in Gloucester. Lee Stotesberry owns the restaurant with his wife, Wanda. Stotesberry said that although neither has owned a restaurant…
Pruitt Automotive relocates to White Marsh (3/9/2011) - Pruitt Automotive Wholesale, LLC, recently relocated to White Marsh Shopping Center, White Marsh. Owner Paul Pruitt opened the business about one year ago at Ordinary. He runs the business full-time…
Six graduate from business training series (3/9/2011) - Six individuals recently graduated from the winter business training series sponsored by the Middle Peninsula Business Development Partnership. "While the 20 hours of classroom training are completed, MPBDP will continue…
Health Synergy holds open house throughout March (3/9/2011) - Health Synergy, located at White Marsh Shopping Center, will host an open house throughout March, owner Mary Oney said. The health-oriented business will feature a number of free classes and…
Treasures & Antiques opens in Glenns (3/2/2011) - Treasures Antiques & Thrift opened for business in early February on Route 17, Glenns. John O. Raynor of Glenns, owns the business with his wife, Carol. They operate the business…
Local builders briefed on changes to state code (3/2/2011) - About 25-30 local contractors and design professionals were briefed on changes to the 2009 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code at an informational meeting held Feb. 24 in Gloucester’s colonial courthouse,…
Newport News Shipbuilding marks 125th anniversary (3/2/2011) - Newport News Shipbuilding, which has employed many local residents for years, is celebrating its 125th year in business during 2011. The shipyard was founded in 1886 by Collis P. Huntington…
Expanded skin care services offered at Hayes spa (2/23/2011) - Ralphann G. Forrest recently expanded skin care services now being offered at Gerlinde’s Health Spa, located on Route 17, Hayes. Gerlinde’s Health Spa is located in the same building as…
Informational meeting tonight on state building code (2/23/2011) - The Gloucester County Building Inspectors Department will hold an informational session from 7 to 9 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse to familiarize area contractors with the most recent updates…
Mathews Chamber elects Cordon Davis president (2/23/2011) - Cordon Davis III was recently elected president of the Mathews County Chamber of Commerce. Davis, who manages Diggs Insurance at Ward’s Corner, Mathews, succeeds Joe Syslo who resigned last year…
Antex opens office at White Marsh Shopping Center (2/23/2011) - Antex USA, which specializes in soldering tools, recently opened an office at White Marsh Shopping Center. Drew Owen of Gloucester, said the local operation serves as both an administrative office…
MP Business Development Partnership plans to close its doors (2/23/2011) - The Middle Peninsula Business Development Partnership board of directors decided Feb. 14 that the agency will cease operations by the end of June because of financial difficulties, said Candie Newman…
Walgreens opens first Gloucester store (2/16/2011) - Walgreens, a pharmacy and retail business, opened the doors to its first Gloucester area store on Jan. 28 on Route 17, Hayes. The pharmacy employs 15 people. Store manager Mike…
Tada Boutique expands inventory, class offerings (2/16/2011) - Tada Artist’s Boutique at Gloucester Point has expanded its inventory and class offerings and changed its name. Owner Tammy Bacot said she now trades as Tada Artist’s Boutique & Bead…
Six Rivers Armory opens at White Marsh (2/16/2011) - Six Rivers Armory opened for business in mid-January at White Marsh Village, a shopping center located on George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh. Randy Greene of Gloucester, owns the business…
A half-century of service celebrated at Vashti’s (2/9/2011) - Vashti’s Jewelry & Gift Shoppe, located at Edgehill Shopping Center in Gloucester, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business with a promotion that ends Monday, Valentine’s Day. Drawings will be…
Beauty salon opens in Gloucester (2/9/2011) - Lines and Angles Beauty Salon opened for business in late November on Route 17, Gloucester, just north of Boulevard Cleaners and across from the Bill Hudgins automotive dealership. Owner Joni…
Gloucester EDA survey shows importance of small business to economy (2/9/2011) - The Gloucester County Economic Development Authority plans to use a recent survey to gauge needs of the local business community. Douglas Meredith, Gloucester’s economic development director, said Feb. 1 that…
Fitness center gets new floor, equipment (2/9/2011) - Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center-Middle Peninsula, located in Gloucester, recently added a new exercise floor and more than a dozen pieces of new exercise equipment. Fitness coordinator Jonathan Smith said…
Village Lanes under new ownership (2/2/2011) - Village Lanes, a bowling and entertainment center in Gloucester Court House, is now under new ownership. In late December, Mahmood Kalantar of Gloucester and his wife, Belinda, purchased the business…
Elite Construction expands customer services (2/2/2011) - Elite Construction has recently expanded its services, owner Brad Perkins said. Elite, based on George Washington Memorial Highway at Hayes adjacent to Owens Mobile Homes (which his mother Connie Houston…
State Farm office relocates in Mathews (2/2/2011) - Joshua Junker State Farm moved its Mathews office on Dec. 23 from Church Street to new quarters at Town Center off Buckley Hall Road. Junker’s Mathews office is a satellite…
Hayes dental practice marks 10th anniversary (2/2/2011) - Philip J. Render, DMD, recently celebrated his 10th year of his dental practice at Abingdon Office Park, Hayes. Dr. Render specializes in prothodontics, and dentures, caps, crowns, bridges and implants.…