Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ICYMI this month: Shorty’s Diner, I-64 speed limit, Second Street and more

There are a lot of headlines to read in a day, from national news to local events here in Greater Williamsburg.

Here’s a way to catch up and stay informed: a list of our most-read stories so far in December.

This high-end consignment shop in Williamsburg just closed

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)

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)

Want to go faster on I-64? Starting Dec. 12 you can

For drivers on Interstate 64, the gas pedal might be pushed a little harder on Wednesday as the Virginia Department of Transportation increases the speed limit. READ MORE

For about 9 miles along I-64 east and west, the speed limit will increase by 5 mph. (WYDaily/File photo)
For about 9 miles along I-64 east and west, the speed limit will increase by 5 mph. (WYDaily/File photo)

Ever wonder why no one immediately plows your street after a snow event? Well, here you go

Snowflakes have already flown in the Williamsburg area this year. READ MORE

The Coleman Bridge in a January 2018 snow storm. (WYDaily/Bonny Markwith)
The Coleman Bridge in a January 2018 snow storm. (WYDaily/Bonny Markwith)

One business and building renovation at a time: Second Street corridor hub for economic development

When Gil Short opened his retro silver, 1950s-style restaurant on Merrimac Trail in November 2012, the area was quiet and off the beaten path. READ MORE

More than six years after Shorty's Diner opened on Merrimac Trail, Second Street and Merrimac Trail have become a popular section of town. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
More than six years after Shorty’s Diner opened on Merrimac Trail, Second Street and Merrimac Trail have become a popular section of town. (WYDaily/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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