Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Local Business Briefs: Free oil changes for health care workers, local business stepping up and hanging in [Free read]

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March 25

American Pride Automotive: We are providing free oil changes for all health care professionals.  All they need do is show their badge.  We are also extending a 10% parts and labor discount (up to $50) to all first responders.  This is at a time when we are operating in the red but we are grateful to be operating at all. We are doing our part to support those who are working tirelessly at getting us through this crazy, unprecedented time. Small businesses have the ability to have a dramatic, positive impact on the communities that have supported them in times like these.  Riverside Health Care Riverside Healthcare has started an emergency fund to provide financial resources to medical facilities combatting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read the full story here. Consociate Media: As our way of giving back – our way of not waiting another single moment before starting to improve the world – the team at Consociate Media is looking to tell powerful stories of people in our community helping and serving others selflessly through this crisis. We want to do short videos with them. Take their photo. Interview them and tell their story. Please note that all work will be done outside while practicing safe social distancing. Please help us find the stories to tell. Tell us who is inspiring you and why and we’ll take it from there.  Click here to learn more.   YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula: The YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula is providing childcare services for essential health care workers starting Tuesday. The child care services are available for children 5 to 12 years old or K-8 grade, and costs per child are $19 a day for YMCA members and $30 for non-members. Each YMCA center is capped at 25 children. Register here. Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 Postponed to May 2021 due to COVID-19 he Menuhin Competition Trust and the Richmond Symphony today announced that the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020, scheduled to take place May 14-24, has been postponed one year to May 13-23, 2021. The consortium of local institutions that came together to host this international cultural event in Richmond has enthusiastically recommitted to hosting the postponed Competition in 2021. Led by the Richmond Symphony, the continuing hosts are the City of RichmondVPM (Virginia’s home for public media), University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.

March 24

Food For Thought: Closing for two weeks as of 8pm on Tuesday, March 24th. Today will be our last day of curbside takeaway and dine -in seating. We will be open from 12pm to 8 pm to-go. We hope you can let people know and also pass on a BIG THANK YOU for all the support through this surreal & difficult time. The Cheese Shop: Limited Opening: Thursday, Friday & Saturday (March 26, 27 & 28) 11 AM – 3 PM. Limited products: Wine, beer, House Dressing, pre-cut cheese & shelf stable products. NO sandwiches & NO phone orders. Limited number of customers in shop & 6 foot distancing. All wine & beer has been moved upstairs. Tomorrow David Nice Builders begins demolition & renovation of our Wine Cellar & downstairs dining for Fat Canary! Fat Tuna: Now that all dine-in services have been closed, we want to make sure you know that we have curbside service available. Come to pick up your order and we will bring it to your car! STARTING TOMORROW WE WILL ALSO BRING YOUR FOOD TO YOUR DOOR… YES WE ARE DELIVERING!! Help us by giving us as much notice as you can. If you want dinner tomorrow, try to call us today. This is a new service for us and, not only do we want the food to be as fresh as possible, we also want it to arrive on time! UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ORDERS WILL RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT!! Call us at 757-903 2811 to hear our daily specials and dinner packet. Don’t forget to add a nice bottle of wine or a craft beer growler to your meal. The hours of operation for curbside and delivery will be 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Sunday. Yes, that’s right, we will be here for you seven day a week to keep you well-fed during this difficult time! Thank you so much for your support. Stay safe and healthy! Meadows Custard and London Coffee and Tea: Drive Thru Only with normal hours Plaza Azteca: Open for takeout and delivery (1-3 miles) The Drying Company: The Drying Company is still open and taking every precaution to protect its customers, communities, and team. Dollar Bank: Dollar Bank has shifted  to “Distance Banking” which emphasizes the use of drive-thru, digital, mobile and telephone banking services, limiting lobby traffic. Drive-Thru access will remain open. Some locations will have reduced hours. Branch lobbies at all locations will be by appointment only. ATMs and Personal Teller Machines (PTMs) will continue to operate as normal. Updated hours, phone numbers and information can be found at McDonald’s Garden Center: We are OPEN and following all the CDC’s guidelines and recommendations to make sure both our customers and our staff remain safe (including extensive cleaning measures and social distancing) We know you need an outlet and we hope to provide that for you. It’s a beautiful day to get in the garden, and create an outside space where you can take a deep breath and decompress. Alewerks Brewing Company: Water Street Wheat makes its return for the summer of 2020. This traditional wheat beer is brewed with loads of blood orange puree for a slightly sweet, and oh-so-drinkable brew that will have you dreaming of the beach and the sunny days ahead. Now on tap and available in 32oz crowlers for delivery or curbside pickup. Just head on over to to get Water Street Wheat, Lover’s Greed, or any of our award-winning year-round selections to go. COVID-19 might have closed our taprooms, but don’t let it keep you from drinking local in the comfort of your own home! European Cars of Williamsburg: Our front reception area is closed, but Service is open here, and we are operating on a drop off basis only — customers can call to make their appointments and then drop off keys in our key drop box (black box on the side door).
Virtual sales are available:  call or email:
The Surry Seafood Company: Closed until further notice. Atlantic Union Bank Patriotic Festival: Patriotic Festival Rescheduled to 2021 After much consideration, due to the COVID-19 national emergency and the potential health impacts to our Artists, Fans, Staff and Sponsors, the Patriotic Festival will be rescheduled to May 28th, 29th and 30th, 2021. All tickets purchased for the 2020 festival will be honored for the rescheduled 2021 festival dates. If you are unable to attend, refunds are available at the original point of purchase. We are saddened to postpone the festival, however, we know it is the right thing to do for the health and safety of all. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in 2021. For continued relevant updates, visit Greenleafe Pub and Tavern: Closed until further notice. Matchsticks BBQ: We want to remind you all that we will be providing FREE LUNCH to all school aged children every Thursday from 11:30am until 2:30pm in the parking lot of our future restaurant location in Midtown Row! We will also have our regular food truck menu available for purchase to our guests. This is all possible due to the outpouring love and generosity from all of you who have donated to our Lunch Box Program. We cannot thank y’all enough ❤️ Free Lunch Menu: (Choice of) Hot Dog Pulled Pork Sandwich Peanut Butter & Jelly (All included) Chips Fruit Sweet Treat Drink Donations to our Lunch Box Program can be made in person at our food truck or on our website below ❤️ We are all in this together and if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know. Much love and stay strong, Matt & Nicole   Signs by Tomorrow: PLEASE SHARE WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES! If you are a small business in the food industry, we are trying to do our part and support you. We are giving away banners to you. They are free and limit is one per business. All we ask is you go on our website and hit request a quote. Put in the description that you are wanting a free banner and let us know which one you want. We will tell you where to meet us at as our lobbies are closed. Limited supplies. LBGT Life Center: HOURS AND SERVICES: 8:30am – 8pm by appointment only (no walk-in services are available) LGBT Life Center is currently offering telehealth services for the LGBTQ and HIV communities, as well as telehealth for mental health services. Please call 757-640-0929 to schedule an appointment. We are also offering condoms by mail. Visit our website at You’ll find the mail order form under the “health and wellness” tab. We also have condom packets available for grab-and-go at 247 w. 25th Street. STD/HIV testing services are now by appointment and are happening at our 247 w. 25th Street office only. Many group meetings and events have moved to virtual events. Please visit our online calendar at to see what has moved to a virtual meetup. Williamsburg Bazaar: The Williamsburg Bazaar in the Premium Outlets is currently closed. However, we do have a merchant with hand sanitizer for sale 8 oz is $6.50 and 4 oz. is $3.50. Please feel free to check out our web page (on google) and our Facebook page. If anything strikes your fancy and would like pricing or to purchase please contact us at and we will get you a price and arrange to get the items to you. We are a local business with over 50+ merchants that need your support. Culture Cafe: Culture Cafe is closed until further notice. Virginia Living Museum: Closed through April 23, 2020 HMP Properties: “HMP Properties is a hotel management company that has been locally based in the Williamsburg community for over 20 years. We strive to be a role model within our community and industry, and we’re passionate about providing superior hospitality & service to our guests. During these difficult and uncertain times, we are focused on doing our part to support our community and healthcare professionals in battling the spread of Covid-19. Currently, we are offering special rates to all medical personnel traveling to the Williamsburg area as a thank you to them for their bravery and the sacrifices they make each day to keep us safe. We are also offering discounted rates to William & Mary students and staff that are in need of immediate lodging while they are waiting to return home. We hope that we can provide comfortable accommodations for you to call home during your time of transition. We are wishing our local community health and well wishes while we all get through this tough time together.

March 23

The Cheese Shop: Closed until further notice. Gift cards are still available on their website. Williamsburg Drug: Both locations, on Jamestown Road (757) 229-3560 and in McLaws Circle (757) 229-1041, remain open.  They offer free delivery. Authentic Guitars: Open for repairs and service Monday through Friday 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday 12 – 5. They also carry picks, strings and other accessories Godspeed Animal Care: St. Francis will be closed until further notice; Godspeed will remain open for essential appointments only. These include ill patients, emergencies, fluid treatments, painful pets, puppies who need to finish their vaccination series, dogs needing their 2nd Lyme Disease or Lepto booster in their series, percorten, adequan or cytopoint injections, and dogs and cats due for a rabies treatment. Godspeed will remain open with one doctor each day working with one licensed technician, one veterinary assistant and two receptionists. These teams will be rotated together day-by-day to avoid spread. Ferguson Center for the Arts: All performances have been suspended through May 15, and staff are working to reschedule the shows affected. Patrons should keep their tickets, and more information related to rescheduling will be made available at a later date. Colonial Road Runners: The 26th-annual Queens Lake 5K is postponed to June 27. The GymGuys Williamsburg: Launching new remote training via social media Tuesday. Front-line workers (healthcare, daycare, pharmacy/grocery employee, police etc.) can take a free remote fitness assessment, a free 60 minute personal training session and a 30 day fitness plan. Sign up by emailing or calling 757-707-8276. GymGuys are offering more free fitness tips and videos: Norge Dental: Open for dental emergencies only. Office hours are now 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Norge Dental can be reached at 757-231-7080. FISH, INC.: FISH has changed its hours to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through at least April 3. They are providing food only; to avoid contact they are not providing clothes or housewares. They are not seeking donations at this time. Clients can call 757-220-9379 to arrange a food pickup. A Fish volunteer will bring food out in a cart for pickup, and sanitize the cart after the exchange. “We feel an overwhelming need to supply food to people,” said Gene Bruss, president of FISH. Rita’s Ice of Williamsburg: Still serving daily-made ice, custard, gelati, and milkshakes between 12 – 9 p.m. Outside seating is not available; carry-out orders only. La Tienda: La Tienda is offering Paella-to-Go for pickup Tuesday through Friday, as well as tapas like garlic shrimp, crispy fried eggplant, Spanish sandwiches and much more. Place orders by calling 757-808-5344 or emailing Williamsburg Salt Spa: The spa is closed until further notice and scheduled appointments will be cancelled or postponed. The online gift store will remain open; allow at least 72 hours of processing time for any shipments. Clubwaka: All sports are tentatively postponed until May. BaePlex Martial Arts: BaePlex will now offer limited in-person activities. Children camps will be limited to 20 participants to help parents who need to work. The On-Demand Platform with Virtual Group Classes and one-on-one Virtual Sessions will become a priority. Now offering free online at home martial arts training courses, including: Four individual 1-on-1 sessions (1/week), four Virtual Group Classes (1/week), four Assignment Sheets (1/week), as well as prizes and other fun activities. Virginia DMV: All customer service centers are closed until April 2. Driver and Vehicle credentials have been extended 60 days. Williamsburg Area Transit Authority: Trolley service and all frequency service are suspended until further notice. All routes will discontinue service at 8 p.m. until further notice. Williamsburg Floral: Selling curbside for now. Place an order by calling 757-229-9844. Carrot Tree Kitchens: Locations in Yorktown and Jamestown, as well as Toby’s Dog House, are closed for now. This includes takeout and delivery service. Old City Barbeque: Old City is offering curbside and to-go service between 12 – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Orders for smoked meats and sides are available in sizes made for two, four, six and eight people. Orders can be placed by calling 757-378-5125. Second Street Bistro: Second Street locations in Williamsburg and Newport News are closed, with the hopes of reopening April 1. 9Round Williamsburg: 9Round will remain open for members with reduced hours to allow for additional cleaning. Each of the fitness center’s nine rounds are separated from each other and allows for social distancing. Up to eight members can work out at a time. Online classes are being offered each day for members. The Norfolk-based coffee distributor is now offering free delivery on two or more bags of locally roasted and ground beans. Order online with code #DONTPANIC. Custom Culinary Connections: Now offering 10 percent-off discounts as well as some special items. Custom Culinary Connections is continuing to deliver meals to offices and businesses, but are now boxing all meals so that co-workers will not have to touch each others’ meals. Custom orders are now available and the minimum for delivery has been reduced. Akers and Cleator Law Group, PLLC: Open 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

March 20

Virginia Beach Farmers Market: Celebrate Agriculture on March 21 is cancelled, and Boardwalk Attractions Carnival is postponed. The latest info on special events at the Farmers Market and contact info for individual merchants can be viewed on the website. The Vibe District: Keep up to date with the latest from each of the Vibe District’s restaurants, retailers and more on the Virginia Beach website. Taste of New Kent: Rescheduled for October 24, 2020 in Maidstone Village. Mettle Events: The Billsburg Bunny Hops 5K & Easter Egg Hunt are cancelled. Mettle is offering two options; those who have registered can either defer their entry to 2021 free of charge, or switch their registration to virtual. There is no deferral for the Easter Egg Hunt, and children will need to be re-registered next year. Sly Clyde Cider: Now offering curbside pickup, Tuesday – Sunday, 2 – 6 p.m. Place orders online, and Sly Clyde staff will arrange a pickup time. WindsorMeade of Williamsburg: WindsorMeade invites you to send cards, write letters, and draw pictures for its residents. This can be a fun activity for children and will be meaningful to the recipients. Send mail to: WindsorMeade at Williamsburg Attn:Holly Hunt 3900 Windsor Hall Drive Williamsburg, VA 23188 Heritage Humane Society: The DoG Street Strut has been cancelled. Blue Talon Bistro, DoG Street Pub, Blackbird Bakery and Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop: Each business will be closed until April 1, and will re-evaluate at that time. St. George’s Brewing Co.: The Taco Cat Event, originally to take place March 21, is postponed until June 6. All St. George events are suspended until the end of March. Cans and Growlers available to pick up. Williamsburg Meals on Wheels: “As we come to the end of a critical week in our community, I’d like to thank those who are a part of our organization each and every day,” said CEO Catherine Upton. “Without them, 1,400 meals would have never made it to the streets this week. My heartfelt thanks to our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and Custom Culinary Connections.” Paint on Pottery: Paint at-home kits are available for $30. Kits include two items (boy, girl, adult- mix & match), paintbrushes and six colors of paint. Items can be picked up Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orders can be placed by calling (757) 565-3500 for orders during the same hours or via email at Once finished, they can be dropped off for firing during the same times and picked up about a week later. Drop-off and pick-up are both curbside services. Other items may also be purchased off the shelves at the price marked on the bottom of the piece – studio fee-free. Free Range Juice: Free Range Juice has adopted curbside pickup-only model with no dine-in or ordering at the counter. They are also offering free delivery to Williamsburg addresses with minimum orders of $50. For smaller delivery orders, Free Range Juice is on Uber Eats and DoorDash. Orders should be placed on Free Range’s website or by calling (757) 208-0563. Studio South: Offering Om From Home. Sign up for classes here or in the Studio South app using membership or class passes — registration is accepted up until class time. Then download the Zoom app and get the 9-digit code to access the class. Learn more about the process on the Studio South website. Instructors will offer demonstrations to guide class members into postures. Cochon on 2nd — now called Cochon at Home: Cochon is changing its name to match the temporary business model it is adopting during the Coronavirus crisis. Cochon will offer delivery and to-go service only with a 20 percent-off deal on all menu items. Deliveries will run on the half-hour from 12 – 8 p.m. daily. Delivery drivers will be assigned to specific areas, including KingsMill, Queens Lake, Williamsburg, King’s Creek, Ford’s Colony, Governor’s Land, Holly Hills — but if your neighborhood is not on the list you are still eligible for delivery. Baskin-Robbins: Open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. for to-go service. Ice cream, shakes, cakes and quarts can be ordered and delivered by DoorDash and Grubhub. Customers can call the store at (757) 229-6385 for curb side pickup. Virginia Beer Company: VBC is offering curbside to-go ordering from 3 – 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 12 – 7 p.m. on weekends. Customers can drop by and use an outdoor grab-and-go station for cans, bottled, kegs and crowlers. No growlers are available at this time. The station will be manned by a staff member at all times and is open whenever tents are up outside. Orders for pickup can be placed online. Limited same-day delivery options are available for the Greater Williamsburg area. Food trucks have been invited to sell plates packaged for at-home enjoyment. New Realm Brewing Company: Implementing a curbside to-go program. Now offering a limited menu to-go as well as cans, growlers and crowlers. Kegs to-go in sixtels and half barrels of most brands are also available. Customers can call in their orders ahead of time at 757-302-8550. Call the same number upon arrival. Credit card only; no cash will be accepted. No outside growlers will be allowed to be filled for sanitary reasons. Virginia ABC: Stores on the peninsula will have their hours reduced to 12 – 7 p.m. every day.

March 19

Anna’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta: Takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up are still available during the temporary hours of operation:
  • Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Customers can order online at or call 757-229-5252. For a limited time, Anna’s Brick Oven is offering free delivery on orders of $25 or more within a limited area.  Please call 757-229-5252 for deliveries. Customers requesting delivery must place their order with a credit card; customers choosing curbside pick-up can pay with credit or cash. Chesapeake Bank: All locations are drive-through service only, with lobby service limited to appointment only. Food for Thought: Offering carry out and curbside takeaway from noon to 8 p.m. daily. See the menu on the restaurant’s website and call 757-645-4665 to order. Limited dine-in will continue with no more than 10 guests at a time. Weekend breakfast is suspended for now. Ace Peninsula Hardware: Open as usual, with curbside pickup and delivery for online orders. Here for the Girls Breastball Tournament: Postponed until July 24. See Facebook event for Updates. FoodaTude…Food with Attitude: FoodaTude will be serving at various locations including the Tractor Supply Store, Alewerks, the Virginia Beer Company, and on Jamestown Road at the old Cooke’s Garden site. Antonio’s Ristorante Italiano: The full menu is available for pick-up, curbside service and delivery within a 7-mile radius. They are taking credit card over the phone, and ordering online incurs no extra charge. Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg: Currently offering discounts on lavender soaps and lotions on their website. All listed prices include discounts and all purchases are delivered. Virginia Stage Company: Further productions of “The Legend of Georgia McBride” are cancelled. Performances of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” are postponed from the original date of April 8 -26. Ticket holders will be contacted by the VSC box office to select alternative dates or shows. Those who have purchased tickets to performances that are have been cancelled can transfer their tickets to a donation in order to support VSC — and receive a tax deduction. Credits ca also be applied towards a future Season 41 or Season 42 Virginia Stage Company performance. To discuss options contact Those looking to support the Virginia Stage Company can do so on their website.

March 18

Williamsburg Premium Outlets and Norfolk Premium Outlets: Both Premium Outlets will be closed until March 29. However, some tenants remain open. Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill: Takeout only until further notice. To-go menu is available on the website. Alewerks Brewing Co.: Alewerks is offering online ordering for local delivery as well as curbside pick-up at the brewery. Orders for cans, bottles, crowlers and more can be made at Both Taprooms are closed to on-premise consumption. Food trucks will continue to appear at the brewery with to-go items. Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse: Delivery, takeout, and curbside pickup is available starting at 4 p.m. daily. Customers can order online or call (757) 481-9393. Takeout orders can be picked up from the dedicated takeout side or from the bar.
Two Drummers Smokehouse: Offering delivery within an 8 mile radius from 12 – 8 p.m. Take-out and limited dining services are still available during all normal business hours:
  • Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Two Drummers will begin offering beer and wine delivery in the next few days. Virginia Zoo: The zoo will be closed until March 30. In the meantime the zoo will be hosting Virtual Voyages every day at 2 p.m. on Facebook. Silver Hand Meadery: The Tasting Room is closed until further notice. The Mead & Honey Shop is open for mead bottle, honey jar sales, merchandise and apparel only. Curbside pick-up is available. Silver Hand Meadery did launch a new, limited time “At-Home Honey Tasting Experience,” which will guide customers through virtual tastings that pair with the at-home kit that is available now both in-store and online. Williamsburg Winery: The Tasting Room and Wine Bar in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square is closed through the end of March. Café Provençal at Wedmore Place will also close through the end of the month, and the Wessex Hundred Wine Shop will adhere to the following hours:
  • Sunday – Friday: noon – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Gabriel Archer Tavern is offering a to-go menu and curbside pick-up, and The Wine Bar at La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes in Virginia Beach has food and wine available to-go. Delivery options may be announced in the near future. The Winery is offering free shipping for online orders until the end of March. Club member and volume discounts still apply. Non-members can receive free shipping on any order $75 or more with coupon code WWFREESHIP. Volume discounts still apply. Customers who would rather pick up their wine at Wessex Hundred can notate their preference in the comments and call 757-229-0999 ext. 129 upon arrival. All public events through March 31 have been postponed, including the Wine Discovery Series, Tuscany Wine Dinner, Cooking Schools, Cycling Club, the Wine Down Music Series at the Pavilion and the 1619 Wine Pavilion Grand Opening. Credits can be issued to anyone who has already purchased tickets and cannot attend a reschedule date. The 400-acre Wessex Hundred property remains open to the public in groups of fewer than 10. Virginia Arts Festival: The Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center and VAF offices will be closed to visitors until further notice. All public performances and educational events through May 4 are postponed or cancelled.
  • James McMurtry – Potsponed to Sept. 18 in VAF Outdoor Courtyard Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m., Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center
  • Attucks Jazz Club:Stephanie Nakasian, vocalist – POSTPONED to Oct. 3 Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m., Attucks Theatre
  • William Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment – POSTPONED – date to be announced Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Joan & Macon Brock Theatre, Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
  • Collage Dance Collective – POSTPONED – date to be announced Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., Harrison Opera House
  • Zakir Hussain Trio – POSTPONED to April 13, 2021 Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center
  • Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music – POSTPONED – date to be announced Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m., Chrysler Hall
  • Vuyo Sotashe – CANCELED Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m., Roger Brown’s
  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – POSTPONED – date to be announced Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  • Virginia International Tattoo – CANCELED Thursday, April 30 – Sunday, May, 3, Scope Arena
  • Norfolk NATO Festival events – CANCELED Thursday, April 30 – Saturday, May 2, Downtown Norfolk
  • The Kingdom Choir – POSTPONED to April 12, 2021 Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m., Attucks Theatre
Virginia Symphony Orchestra: All concerts until April 15 will be postponed. New dates will be announced. VSO is accepting donations. Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group: The TPMG website will be updated regularly with the practices that are open. Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization: The office remains open, with the majority of staff working from home. Executive Director Bob Crum is working with localities to respond to the Coronavirus. William & Mary Theatre and Dance:
  • An Evening of Dance: The mainstage dance showcase is postponed and there will be no performance on the Kimball Theatre stage as planned on March 26-29. Communications will be sent out as new developments occur.
  • She Kills Monsters: The April performances of She Kills Monsters have been postponed. The show will debut on a W&M stage in an upcoming season.
  • The Kimball Theatre Box Office will be closed and online ticket sales are suspended until further notice for the spring productions of “An Evening of Dance” and “She Kills Monsters.” Ticketholders for both shows will be given the option of being issued a refund. Email with any questions about an order. Refunds will appear on credit statements under the business name “Vendini.”
Duke Communications: All existing Duke customers have the capability of working from home. IThose whose lines are not through Duke can have them converted. The VoIP service provides the following features:
  • Intercom colleagues – whether in the office or at home.
  • Regular main listed telephone number can ring on as many or as few phones as desired – whether in the office or at home.
  • Allows colleagues to remain connected while avoid potentially spreading the virus.

March 17

Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex: WISC facilities will be closed March 16 – 22. Kids Club Preschool & School Age program will remain open  with regular hours. Peninsula Fine Arts Center: PFAC is Closed to General Public until March 31. Revolution Golf and Grille: Revolution will be offering delivery of orders within a 5-mile radius of their location in The Shops at High Street. Pick-up order of bottled water, wine and growlers to-go is also available. Customers can place their order by calling 757-645-4711. All tips will be given to the staff. Check out Facebook for all details. Child Development Resources Bid N Buy: The online auction will continue until Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m. To bid or purchase Disney Vacation raffle tickets, the CDR website. Williamsburg Farmer’s Market: “We are updating our website as fast as we can to try and connect people with their favorite vendors so they can continue getting their favorite products direct from the source. We have it set up so that when you go here you can select deliveror pick up by day of the week to see which vendors have that option.” Night and Daye Events: “I would be willing to cut my hourly rate in half and offer hourly consults ($150 -> $75) to Brides to review their contracts and help them reschedule their events.” Virginia Living Museum:  The Virginia living Museum is working on some online learning opportunities from their education staff as well as behind the scenes caring for their animals during the crisis. The plan has not been finalized and more information will be provided. Comber Physical Therapy: “We are keeping a close watch on the virus. We are open and seeing patients. We are asking anyone who has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or known exposure to COVID-19 to reschedule appointments.” Habitat for Humanity ReStore The ReStores on Jamestown Road and Chatham Drive in Newport News are closed for regular business through March 27th. This includes donation pickups. However, on March 21, between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon, both locations will open their drop-off areas for the purpose of allowing shoppers to pick up their purchases and drop off donations. Habitat for Humanity tentatively plans to reopen both stores for regular business on Monday, March 30 but will reassess the situation at that time. Full Circle Yoga and Pilates: Om@Home will be live-streamed directly to their Facebook page at no charge. Performance Chiropractic: Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Olde Town Pizza and Pasta: Delivery and take-out service will continue. American Family Fitness: The club remains open, but all classes, kids areas and events, groups and steam and saunas are closed. Historic Jamestowne: The site is closed until further notice. Williamsburg Community Foundation: The Grants Lunch will not take place on April 2. They will be in touch with information regarding re-scheduling the event, if at all possible. Royal New Kent Golf Course:  Open for business, but they have implemented a no-flag-touching policy and other cleaning measures. Williamsburg Regional Library: The Williamsburg Library, James City County Library, and Stryker Center are closed through March 30. Programs and meeting room rentals are cancelled through April 5. Books and materials that are currently checked out will not be due back until the library reopens, and all late fines will be waived. WRL will continue to offer digital resources, such as ebooks, audiobooks, movie and music streaming, and online classes,  that people can access from home with their library cards. Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival: The Beer festival has been postponed until the new tentative date, Sept. 20. All tickets are valid for the new date but refunds are available. Nautical Dog: The pet shop is maintaining a normal schedule and curbside delivery is available. Staff recommend pet owners have at least a two week supply of pet food and needs. Heritage Humane Society: Heritage is operating on an appointment-only basis. Call or email to set up an appointment. Mettle Events: The following events have been cancelled due to the governor’s ban on gatherings of 100 people of more:
  • World Downs Syndrome Day-3/28 (Mount Trashmore, VA BCH)
  • SPARTYKA-3/28 (VB Ocean front) DC Walk for Lymphatic Disease-3/28 (DC Lincoln Memorial)
  • Dismal Swamp Stomp Run Fest-4/4 (Chesapeake, VA Dismal Swamp Canal Trail)
  • ODU Triathlon-4/5 (ODU)
  • Bunny Hops-4/11 (Billsburg Brewery JCC/Williamsburg)
  • POSTPONED NEW DATE 9/12/2020-Petersburg Half Marathon-4/12 (Petersburg VA)
  • POSTPONED -DATE TBA-Frederick Running Festival-5/1-3 (Frederick MD)
Mariners’ Museum: The Museum is closed through the end of the month, but the park remains open. Peninsula Area Referral Center: PARC will continue to operate 24/7 while still taking the necessary precautions to keep people healthy. The Prescription Shoppe: The Shoppe will remain open with their normal business hours. Williamsburg Christian Academy: Williamsburg Christian Academy is still accepting new enrollments, and families who enroll now will have their $300 new student fee waived. The Admissions Department can be reached at Classes are continuing under the remote classroom study system. Williamsburg Hospice: The Hike for Hospice House event was originally scheduled for April 25, but has been rescheduled for June 20. Sal’s by Victor/Fat Tuna/ Rocco’s Smokehouse: Sal’s by Victor already has a direct delivery with no fee and family meal available; and Fat Tuna will soon be added as a family meal option. Customers can order online and get 10 percent off by using the code “VICTOR.” Fat Tuna and Rocco’s are working on family meal options and they will add delivery and pick up option. Duck Donuts Williamsburg: Duck Donuts is open for to-go orders only. Orders can be placed ahead online, through the app, by phone, or through door dash. Store hours may change in the coming days. Customers are advised to call 757-258-DUCK for the latest hours. PetValu Williamsburg: Hand sanitizer is available with a donation of $3 to VetDogs. Williamsburg Symphony: Events originally planned for this spring have been postponed or cancelled.
  • The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s March 21 Gala has been postponed until Oct. 17.
  • The Side-by-Side Concert with the youth orchestra on May 3 has been canceled.
  • Masterworks concert, originally scheduled for March 26, will be rescheduled. Ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets.
Waypoint Seafood and Grill: Waypoint is continuing to offer delivery and curbside pick-up. Customers can view the menu online and place their order by calling 757-220-2228. Deliveries are limited to a five mile radius and to orders $25 or more. A 10 percent delivery charge will be added to your order. Customers requesting delivery must place their order with a credit card; customers choosing curbside pick-up can pay with credit, cash or check. Sno-to-Go: Takeout orders are still available and Uber Eats and Grub Hub will deliver. Sno-to-Go is closed to walk-up orders. Celli’s Chocolate Chips: Celli’s will offer pickup in their lobby during regular business hours
  • Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
However, the retail location will be closed to the public through at least March 21. Customers can place orders by the dozen by calling 757-208–0541 or visiting Celli’s website. Shipping is free on delivery orders. The Drying Company: Open for business and taking extra precautions. Saude Creek Winery: The Winery and Tasting Room are closed to the public until April 1st. Customers can purchase bottles in person on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon – 5 p.m. Medical staff can receive a 20 percent discount on bottle purchases through the end of March. Extraordinary Cupcakes: Deliveries anywhere in town are free on orders of at least $20. They are also considering using their cupcake trailer for mobile vending in the coming weeks. Williamsburg Drug Company: Wellness Wednesdays will be streamed on Facebook Live. Pirates Cove Adventure Golf: Opening date for the season has been tentatively pushed back to April 2. This date may change upon recommendation by the Center for Disease Control. Sweet Dreams French Bakery: The bakery will be closed Wednesday, March 17 for a deep clean. Sweet Dreams will reopen Thursday, March 18 for curbside and delivery services. The dining room will be closed until further notice. Customers can call 757-534-9300 to place an order. Wine Seller: Wine Seller will operate under the following conditions:
  • All in store events, tastings, and dining are suspended until it is safe for us to begin them again
  • We are limiting store hours; we will be open noon – 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Orders for in-store and curbside pickup or local delivery can be placed online or by calling 757-564-4400. A delivery fee of $10 will apply to all orders; this fee will go directly to supporting Wine Seller employees.
Deliveries will be completed with 48 hours, and same-day may be available in some cases. Employees will perform contact-free delivery and ID verification, meaning no Wine Seller employees will enter private residences or businesses. Customers choosing curbside pickup can call 757-564-4400 upon arrival. The Wine Seller is also offering bagged lunches for adults 21 and over. Customers can purchase them as a donation online and they will be given to someone in need. Newport News-Williamsburg Airport: Take PHFlights restaurant is still open but Hudson News and USO are closed. Hand-sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the airport. CDC recommendations are being followed and daily housekeeping procedures have been enhanced. The airport will remain open unless the FAA or the President order closings. Williamsburg National Golf Course: Both courses remain open but precautions are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Sand bottles in golf carts, ball washers, and flags on practice green will be removed. Golfers are asked to kick divot edges toward the center, rake bunkers with glove hands or towel on the handle, and keep flags in the hole. The 1607 Grill is only offering take-out orders from 11 a.m. through 7:45 p.m. To place an order, call 757-258-9642 ext. 2 and pay either via credit card or member charges. Specify car make and color when ordering and pull up in the circle where food will be delivered. York County Tourism: All events through April 5 are cancelled. County buildings in Historic Yorktown are closed to the public. Secret Garden Cafe: Closed Wednesday March 18 through Friday March 20, as well as Sunday March 22. Secret Garden will be open Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Virginia Beach SPCA: As of March 16, the shelter and clinic are fully operational. Animal visitations and surrenders are by appointment only. To set up an appointment, email, send a message to their Facebook page, or call (757) 427-0070 ext. 101. Upcoming appointments can be rescheduled without a fee. Vaccine clinics will continue but pet owners are asked to remain in their vehicles. All events, classes and training will be cancelled for 6-8 weeks. No new volunteers will be accepted. The SPCA is accepting donations to help them continue to support their shelter animals. The Pet Food Pantry will continue to supply pet owners while supplies last. Always be informed. Click here to get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox

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