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These Lightfoot businesses have officially opened

Construction has been completed on a Panera Bread and Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Lightfoot. (WYDaily/File photo)
Construction has been completed on a Panera Bread and Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Lightfoot. (WYDaily/File photo)

The Valvoline in Lightfoot has opened.

Kentucky-based Valvoline announced March 19 the opening of Virginia’s sixth company-owned Valvoline quick lube, in Williamsburg at 6393 Richmond Road.

It is the only Valvoline in Williamsburg, the company wrote in a news release.

The quick lube will let customers stay in their vehicles while it is serviced by Valvoline technicians. Oil changes take about 15 minutes, and preventative maintenance such as transmission, radiator and air-conditioning services; safety parts replacement, including wiper blades and light bulbs; and tire rotation are also available.

Customers do not need an appointment.

The shop sits in front of Harris Teeter, and was constructed around the same time as an adjacent building slated to house a Panera and dentist’s office.

RELATED STORY: What’s under construction on Richmond Road in Lightfoot? Panera, Valvoline and a dentist’s office

The opening of the Valvoline was delayed from when originally expected. A company spokeswoman told WYDaily in April 2018 she expected the business to be open in fall 2018.

The Panera Bread website shows the Lightfoot location is also now open. The business has an existing location in New Town as well.

The dentist’s office, Dental Care of Lightfoot, is also now open.

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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