City EDA issues demolition grant to raze vacant Days Inn

The former Days Inn has sat vacant and idle since closing four years ago. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A building that has stood along Richmond Road since 1964 will soon be demolished. Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to approve a demolition grant application submitted by the owners of the former Days Inn on Richmond Road. The Days Inn, sandwiched between Red Lobster and the Hampton Inn and Suites, […]

City Council and economic developers share their vision for Midtown

(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

The recent sale of the Williamsburg Shopping Center and demolition of the Super 8 motel across the street will provide opportunities for economic rejuvenation for Williamsburg’s Midtown. The City’s biannual Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes for 2017-18 list Midtown — the area surrounding the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Richmond Road — as a region ripe for […]

Executive Order leaves William & Mary student stranded abroad

First-year William and Mary students exit the Wren Building during 2016 Convocation.  President Reveley stand to the left and looks on. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Friday temporarily banning the entry of citizens from seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen –and the order is already affecting communities in the Historic Triangle. William and Mary’s Director of News & Media Suzanne Seurattan said some of the college’s students are directly […]

Williamsburg Shopping Center sells for $13.3 mil, City hopes for economic development


Williamsburg Shopping Center is under new management, and both the city and the new owners see great potential for the property. The midtown Shopping Center was purchased by the Maryland-based Broad Street Realty, LLC, according to Williamsburg Economic Director Michele Mixner Dewitt. The sale was finalized Jan. 6, 2017 for $13.3 million. “Williamsburg Shopping Center […]

Colonial Williamsburg welcomes its first Revolutionary in Residence

Michael Twitty at work in the Peyton Randolph House kitchen in the Historic Area. (Courtesy Joe Straw)

Colonial Williamsburg is launching a new Revolutionaries in Residence program, and its first resident will be an acclaimed culinary historian and author. The Revolutionary City will host modern-day innovators “with fresh perspectives that capture the spirit and relevance of its founding era” as a part of the Revolutionaries in Residence program, according to a press […]