With prospect of fence, Merchants Square businesses find common ground

Just outside Merchant's Square in Williamsburg. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

For almost a century, the four city blocks that make up Merchants Square have marked an intersection between Williamsburg’s economic future and its storied past. With Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s recent consideration of fencing off its property, the intersection of Duke of Gloucester and Henry Street now marks new, contested territory — the confluence of private, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Williamsburg EDA begins search for developer of downtown Super 8 property

The Super 8 property at 1233 Richmond Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority is now accepting letters of interest from prospective developers of the Super 8 property on Richmond Road. The EDA held a meeting Wednesday afternoon in which members discussed a future sale of the property for the purpose of development. “The property is ideally situated within walking distance of the College […]