Friday, April 19, 2024

ICYMI this week: Twice as Nice closes, the Busch Gardens train, new taco restaurant and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy for some to get lost in the mix.

Get up-to-date with our list of most-read stories from the past week.

This high-end consignment shop in Williamsburg just closed

Twice as Nice is good as gone in Williamsburg.

The consignment shop on Richmond Road has closed its doors for good, according to its Facebook account. READ MORE

Obscured by trees, Twice as Nice occupied this brick building on Richmond Road since August 2017. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Google Maps)
Obscured by trees, Twice as Nice occupied this brick building on Richmond Road since August 2017. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Google Maps)

What happened to the Busch Gardens train after it caught fire?

In August, one employee suffered minor injuries after one of the park’s three steam trains caught fire. It was not in service at the time, and was stationed in the New France area of the park. READ MORE

Despite a fire in August, the train at Busch Gardens is chugging away at Christmas Town this year. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Despite a fire in August, the train at Busch Gardens is chugging away at Christmas Town this year. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Tacos and oysters collide in this new Merrimac Trail restaurant

He’s from the Northern Neck and she’s from Northern California, and they’re blending their culinary backgrounds in their new home of Williamsburg. READ MORE

Casa Pearl opens Dec. 4 on Merrimac Trail in York County. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)
Casa Pearl opens Dec. 4 on Merrimac Trail in York County. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

If you’re hoping to get your Christmas tree here this year, you’re out of luck

A showroom that was once filled with lush green Christmas trees is now as barren as the North Pole. READ MORE

Cooke's Christmas is closed. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)
Cooke’s Christmas is closed. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

Van Winkle alert! Virginia ABC can help you get the rare bourbon

Starting Dec. 5, Virginia ABC stores will distribute several bourbons from the “highly popular” Van Winkle series. READ MORE

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Whiskeys (Courtesy of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery)
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Whiskeys (Courtesy of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery)
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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