Handel’s Ice Cream closes in Lightfoot, may be replaced by AutoZone

Handel's Ice Cream vacant building sits idle along Richmond Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Fans of Handel’s Ice Cream will need to find a new location to enjoy frozen treats this year.  Handel’s, located on Richmond Road in Lightfoot, will be demolished if a proposal is approved by James City County’s Development Review Committee, according to Planning Director Paul Holt.   A preliminary site plan, acquired by WYDaily, indicates the […]


3 Amigos opens in York County, bringing Mexican food to Nelson’s Grant

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A new restaurant has opened in Yorktown and fans of Mexican food are finding a reason to celebrate. 3 Amigos Mexican Restaurant opened Monday in Nelson’s Grant on Route 17. The restaurant is the sixth 3 Amigos restaurant in Hampton Roads, with other locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Yorktown on Kiln Creek Parkway, and in […]


‘Swept under the rug,’ local business to close after Rt. 17 construction

Brenda Horton's store in the Washington Square Shopping Center will be closing in 2017. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily.)

As York County businesses get ready to celebrate the end of construction on Route 17, one area business is getting ready to close its doors. Brenda Horton has owned and operated Twice Upon a Time for nearly seven years.  She said she moved her “baby, toddler and maternity second-hand store” into the Washington Square Shopping […]


NetworkPeninsula hosts forum on engaging employees in community issues

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Businesses and nonprofits on the Virginia Peninsula: Grab your notebooks and a pen. Companies small and large will have a chance to learn how to increase employee engagement with local nonprofits and giving campaigns during a forum Thursday, according to a NetworkPeninsula news release. The forum, sponsored by NetworkPeninsula, a nonprofit organization that provides support to […]


Pottery awarded state funds to assess large-scale development potential

A map of the KingsLand USA property.
(Courtesy Virginia Business Ready Site Program site characterization, as completed by York and James City Counties and acquired via a FOIA request.)

The Williamsburg Pottery owns over 700 acres of unused land and two local governments may have big plans for the property. James City and York counties are making use of the Commonwealth’s Virginia Business Ready Sites Program to evaluate the Pottery’s property and assess its readiness for development, according to documents obtained through a Freedom […]


Women’s business accelerator awarded $50K grant

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A Williamsburg-based women’s business accelerator was awarded a $50,000 check Wednesday from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund. According to a press release from SBA, AccelerateHer of Williamsburg was one of 68 winners nationwide to be awarded the grant. A panel of judges reviewed over 400 applications and presentations to establish a […]


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