European supermarket Lidl could be opening in Lightfoot

An artist's impression of the proposed Lidl that was included in meeting documents. (Courtesy James City County)

Attention shoppers, there may be a new grocer in town.  The North Carolina-based development firm Kimley Horn has made a bid to James City County to open a franchise of the European supermarket Lidl in Lightfoot. If their proposal is approved, the store would be among the first Lidl locations in the United States. The county’s […]

Startup gives nod to historic Jamestown with craft beer ware

Ceramicist at work

If a Norfolk-based artisan has his way, one day he’ll make craft-beer growlers inspired by a jug found at Jamestown. That’s part of a long-term vision for Richard Nickel, an art professor at Old Dominion University who is one the co-founders of Norfolk Growler Co. Meanwhile, the startup’s handmade ceramic containers make for a succinct elevator pitch. “This is a […]

Firestone auto makes bid for vacant Days Inn on Richmond Rd

The vacant Days Inn, as seen from Richmond Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

When Williamsburg officials said they were looking for a tune up after issuing funds to demolish a former Days Inn, they could have meant it literally. A Firestone auto center is vying for the site of the Richmond Road hotel, which is slated for demolition through a city redevelopment program, according to an application submitted […]

New brewery may be coming to historic downtown Williamsburg


Williamsburg officials are considering adding another microbrewery to the city’s growing portfolio of drinking establishments. The Williamsburg area offers Virginia Beer Company, Alewerks and Brass Cannon breweries, in addition to Copper Fox Distillery and Silver Hand Meadery — and now a newcomer may be added to the list. According to an application submitted to the […]

Local musicians launch Kickstarter campaign to release American Train Collective album

Eight young musicians, all with ties to Hampton Roads, wrote an album during a four-day train trip across the country. They recorded their original tunes in Virginia Beach and want to inspire other musicians.

Members from the American Train Collective rehearse songs the night before they record their debut album. Photos courtesy Matt Fattal

The American Train Collective consists of eight young musicians and they are in no hurry to become recording music icons. Because what they accomplished last summer was even more rewarding than any sold-out international world tour or multi-million dollar record label deal. The whole group went on an epic four-day train trip across the country […]

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