Monday, April 15, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: New business, bus shelters, antique shops and more

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation.

Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Phoebus boutique

Amy Smith, 30, was a stay-at-home mom before she decided to start a gift shop less than two months ago. Honey House Boutique, a family-friendly business in the heart of Phoebus, opened March 23. READ MORE. 

There’s a new boutique in Hampton. Here’s a sneak peek

Public transit

In Hampton Roads, there are hundreds of bus stops scattered throughout the six cities: Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach and each locality, along with the Hampton Roads Transit, is responsible for them. READ MORE.

Who funds bus shelters? It depends on the circumstances

Old stuff

In Hampton and Williamsburg, two local shops discuss how they deal with competition and survival in the industry and what separates their antique shop from others. READ MORE.

How do antique shops compete and survive on the Peninsula?

Retailer closes

Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. Dressbarn has stores in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Tabb and Williamsburg among its 20 Virginia locations. READ MORE.

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

Memorial Day

The Virginia Department of Transportation is making your Memorial Day weekend travel easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Friday, May 24, until noon Tuesday, May 28. READ MORE.

How do antique shops compete and survive on the Peninsula?

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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