Demolition of Williamsburg Super 8 begins

Crews used heavy equipment to begin demolishing the Super 8 Wednesday morning. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A fixture of downtown Williamsburg will soon be reduced to rubble. The demolition of the city-owned Super 8 motel began Wednesday morning, according to Economic Development Director Michele Dewitt. The Super 8, located at 1233 Richmond Road, was constructed in 1963 and purchased by the city in August.  City Council unanimously agreed to spend $3 million […]

Williamsburg EDA moves to join regional partnership, stimulate local business


Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority approved two motions during a meeting Wednesday — and both have the potential to assist local business owners. At Wednesday’s EDA meeting, board members voted unanimously in favor of formalizing their plans to join the Greater Williamsburg Partnership. The GWP will be governed by a Board of Directors that includes EDA directors, members […]

Craft brewery coming to JCC Marina

The entrance to the JCC Marina. (Photo courtesy of James City County)

A destination craft brewery is coming to the James City County Marina. Dave Baum, a James City County resident and founder of Billsburg Brewery, signed a lease Tuesday morning to establish the brewery at the marina. “It’s been the idea and the dream for years, and it’s all coming together,” Baum said. The IT professional […]

JCC Authorizes EDA to Lease Marina Property

The Jamestown Yacht Basin

Supporters of the Jamestown Yacht Basin say James City County officials should direct resources to the “wet part” of the marina, rather than the “dry part,” which the Board of Supervisors authorized the Economic Development Authority to lease last week. The board voted 4 to 1 to allow the EDA to lease about 10 acres of […]

JCC Economic Development Authority Gets New Member

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James City County’s economic development team has a new member. The James City County Board of Supervisors appointed Christopher Odle to serve on the county’s Economic Development Authority. Odle replaces Leanne Dubois, who did not seek reappointment to the board when her term expired June 30. Odle currently serves as vice president of development at […]