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March 27

Sal’s by Victor, Fat Tuna Grill & Rocco’s Smokehouse:
These 3 sister restaurants are all currently open and serving the community their favorites via takeout.  In addition to their full menus, you can now order special Family Feasts from both Sal’s By Victor & Fat Tuna Grill and enjoy boxed lunches from Rocco’s Smokehouse.

The restaurants are also continuing to serve our community by providing food to Meals on Wheels and the House of Mercy during the health crisis. “The community has supported us for 25 years, and now it’s our time to support them. We are not leaving anyone behind during this.” Victor Minichiello
The easiest way to place your takeout orders to any of the restaurants is via phone:

Extraordinary Cupcakes:
OPEN – 12-4 Monday -Saturday, with free evening delivery of orders of $20 or more.  757-645-2122

Illy Cafe:
Open from 8am – 6pm for gourmet coffee and fresh baked pastries or gelato.  Also have an ABC Off license for anyone in need…   757-208-0006

Master Cleaners of Williamsburg, Inc.:
Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., with curbside service available.

Vinny’s Pizza and Pasta:
Open for take-out and drive-thru. Family meals also now available. Beer and Wine available at drive-thru Call or Order Online – Current Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-8:3 and Friday & Saturday 10-10 Three Locations: OYSTER POINT 332 Oyster Point Rd Newport News, VA 23602 757-369-3554 J CLYDE MORRIS 748 J Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News, VA 23606 757-594-3354 YORKTOWN 4350 GW Memorial Hwy Grafton, VA 23692 757-886-0333

Colonial Center for Hearing:
We Are Open During Business Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm Mon-Fri We are closely monitoring events with COVID-19 and have taken all safety precautions to ensure the health of our clients. Please call if you have any questions or need to reschedule. 757-279-7363

Norfolk Festevents:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and its effects on large events, NorfolkFestevents, Ltd. has postponed events in the month of May.

The following Festevents events scheduled to be held in May have been postponed or canceled:
14th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival (postponed, new dates TBD)
Chip & Sip: A Waterfront Happy Hour Golf Series (postponed, new dates TBD)
TowneBank Fountain Park Opening (May dates cancelled; will open June 1)
Big Bands on the Bay Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park (May 24 & 31 dates postponed)

Festevents will announce at a later date options to redeem tickets for the rescheduled date or refund policy for ticket purchasers for the Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival once a new date has been confirmed.New dates for the listed postponements have yet to be determined, but will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition, the following Festevents events had been previously postponed or canceled: Friends of Festevents Peter G. Decker, Jr. Golf Tournament (postponed, new date TBD) Friends of Festevents Gala (postponed, new date TBD)
Harborfest Skippers Meeting (canceled, participants will be contacted directly by staff)

At this time, all other events produced by Norfolk Festevents remain scheduled as planned, but are subject to change.The Norfolk Festevents office at 120 West Main Street is closed to public walk-ins until further notice.However, Norfolk Festevents will maintain normal business operations Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Which Wich:
Which Wich – (Settlers Market) current hours of operation are 10:30am – 8:00pm. During these times, we are serving our guests via:
· Delivery – FREE delivery through the Which Wich app or website (
· Curbside Pickup – call 757.229.9424 · Takeout – guests are still permitted to enter the restaurant, customize their sandwich bag, and take the meal to-go
· Catering is still available · Ask about the Which Deli program (Sandwich Kits and Take Out Trays)


Ken Matthews Garden Center:
Current Hours Mon – Sat 9a-5pm, Sun 10a-5pm / Annual Mulch Madness going on now thru 3/29/20. 757-898-7799

Peninsula Hardwood Mulch:
Just wanted to update you all…..we are OPEN!! And plan to remain open until the Governor changes that. We do have to maintain a limit to patrons allowed in our showroom at one time. Our Yorktown off is limited to 10 patrons, while our Poquoson and Williamsburg offices are limited to 5 patrons.

Our Gloucester office does not have a showroom. While remaining open, we do have to remember to practice social distancing of 6 foot from each other. We as a company are doing our part to help reduce the spread of this virus. Thank you for understand and helping us through this trying time. Have a few days off with nothing to do? Now’s the perfect time to get your yard looking amazing! Best part you can call and have it delivered and pay over the phone. You don’t have to go anywhere! 757-898-3302

Coleman Nursery:
Current Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: 11am-4pm / classes on hold until further notice /

KelRae Farms:
First online order pick ups with KelRae Farm Food Hub are happening today here at the farm. Our next online order window opens tomorrow, Friday 3/27 @ noon. Make sure to follow the Hubs page to stay updated with all of our new producers and their products that are now available online with a drive thru pick-up once a week from the farm.

Jamestown Feed and Seed:
In response to the current COVID-19 Situation, Jamestown Feed & Seed is taking the following actions.

1) While we are currently still in full operation as we are among the essential supply chain businesses in Virginia, we are ensuring that any staff member that has any symptoms or feels as if they have been in contact with anyone who has the virus or shown symptoms of the virus is to remain at home and self-quarantine for the CDC recommended amount of time.
2) Some of our office staff are working off-site to limit the amount of staff in the building. 3) All staff members are to wash hands and sanitize bathrooms, front counter areas and doorknobs on an extremely frequent basis. We have also instructed our staff to make every effort to follow all of the recommended safe distance guidelines.
4) As an added precaution for those who prefer, we are also taking orders over the phone that can be picked up on our dock in the back of the building. Please give us 2 hours to process those orders before coming by to pick them up.

March 26

Here is how local veterinarians are serving pets and their owners: 

Godspeed Animal Care:
Delivery for Godspeed and St. Francis Clients:

We will be offering free delivery of pet food, pet medications and toys and treats to our clients within a 10-mile radius of us.  The first delivery day will be next Wednesday, April 1. If that days fills up, we will also do deliveries on Fridays.

If you wish to purchase any Hill’s and/or Purina food products, please call our office to order by Monday at 3pm.  Hill’s and UPS deliveries are received at our office on Tuesdays and we will be delivering these items on Wed and/or Fri.  For Royal Canin food, please call in your order by Monday at 10am.  This food will come in roughly Wed or Thur to our office and delivered Fri or that following Wed.

We will fill additional necessary medications on a case-by-case basis.  This will depend on the Doctor’s recommendation, the type of medication and the availability of that medication.  Currently, we do not have much of a shortage, but that can change quickly. These medications will be delivered on the dates noted above.

Treats and Toys:
Please let us know if you would like toys or treats delivered as well.  Follow our Facebook page as we will be posting available items. Delivery dates are the same as food and meds.

To place an order for food, meds, toys or treats, please call Godspeed at 757-253-0656, Ext 1 or email  Payment for the total order will be taken by credit card over the phone prior to delivery.

Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic:
We have started curbside service only. When you arrive, please wait in your car and call the clinic to inform us of your arrival or please wait outside with your pet. Someone will be with you shortly to take your pet inside and give you a check in form to thoroughly fill out.

We will provide the treatments to your pet inside and then bring your pet back to you. Our doctor can discharge you over the phone or come outside.  If you are feeling sick, or quarantined, please reschedule your appointment or have someone else bring your pet in.

Regarding prescription refills:
Please assess your pet’s purchased needs carefully since many items purchased are not returnable due to modifications in product refund policies

Our groomer, Michelle, will not be in the clinic or providing grooming services for the next 30 days.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time. Stay safe and healthy!  IF PAYING WITH A CREDIT CARD (PLEASE CALL IN WITH INFO. AS STAFF IS NOT ALLOWED TO PHYSICALLY HANDLE CREDIT CARDS AT THIS TIME).

Seaford Veterinary Medical Center:
For now, we have been declared an essential business and will remain open for our regular business hours to serve you and your furry loved ones.

To do this we are adding the following to our existing protocols. No more than 1 person may escort your pet into SVMC. If you have scheduled your pet to be dropped off with us for surgeries or other services you will be given an appointment time for drop off and for pick up, please adhere to these appointment times. When you drop off your pet please take your pet’s leash and collar with you.

No belongings will be left with your pet except for medications, food, pet carriers and Seresto collars already on the pet. If you have scheduled a regular appointment with us, once you have been checked-in for your pet’s appointment you will be given the option of waiting in an exam room or waiting in your car.

If you choose to wait in your car please remain on the premises until your pet is returned to you. If you leave SVMC property and we are not able to return your pet to you immediately upon completion of services your pet will be considered as a drop-off patient and all vaccines and tests required for drop-off will be performed and charged. In addition, you will be charged a $15.00 day boarding fee.

We will continue to offer curbside pick-up of medication and food as described in our previous post. Please allow 24 hours for all medication and food orders to be filled. We appreciate your understanding while we all get through this situation together. Your Seaford Vet family

VCA Animal Hospitals:
New VCA Admittance and Check-Out during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Veterinary care is an essential part of our community and we want to assure you that our hospital is open and will continue to provide services at this time. We also want to work with you and our staff to limit direct contact in order to focus on safety for everyone during this pandemic.  Accordingly, we ask that you follow the below steps for the safety of all:

  • Upon arrival at the hospital, please remain in your vehicle and call us.
  • After receipt of the call, we will check you in as soon as possible from outside the hospital.
  • If you believe you need to be inside our facility, please discuss that request in advance with the Hospital Manager, Medical Director, and/or attending veterinarian.
  • If you are at the hospital to pick up food or medication, please remain in your car outside the hospital and call the front desk.  We will deliver your order to your car as quickly as possible.
  • If you are not feeling well or may be at risk of exposure to coronavirus, please ask a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet to the hospital on your behalf.
  • We will do our best to coordinate your visit from outside the hospital, including providing follow up instructions and taking payments.

At VCA, we have various ways to help care for your pets without a trip or call to the hospital.

  1. Text Messaging: You can send and receive texts and photos with us. Texting is only available during operating hours, response times vary, but we will do our best to respond quickly.
  2. myVCA Live Chat: VCA CareClub® members can chat with a veterinarian anytime, day or night via our telehealth Live Chat service on the myVCA app.
  3. Home Delivery: Pet food and medications, including prescriptions and refills, can be ordered through our myVCA Online Store or myVCA app. Visit:

Our goal is to keep our essential services available to the communities we serve and be there for you and your pets. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part in helping to keep pets and people safe, and please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

We anticipate our phone lines will be busier than usual, and therefore, we appreciate your patience!

Area Locations: Willamsburg, Toano, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth. Click here for more.

Jolly Pond Veterinary Hospital:
Hello again to our wonderful Jolly Pond clients!

It is our goal to continue to make sure that your pets needs are being met, while taking all necessary precautions. As the virus continues to spread, we feel that we must implement more stringent protocols to keep our clients and staff safe. We will be taking strict measures to avoid traffic in and out of the hospital. We apologize for the inconvenience that these measures may cause.

Protocols will continue to evolve as the situation changes. Starting March 23:

  1. VACCINES: All routine vaccine appointments not requiring Rabies will be canceled, with few exceptions. These appointments will be rescheduled for a later date. PUPPY and KITTEN vaccines will NOT be canceled. We will continue to schedule pets needing Rabies vaccines.
  2. SURGERY: Elective surgeries are being rescheduled to a later date.
  3. VEHICLE CHECK-IN: Vehicle check-in will now apply to ALL appointments. • Please call our office to check in when you arrive. • A staff member or doctor will then come to your car to discuss your pet’s illness or other needs. • We ask that you remain in the vehicle while we accompany your pet into the hospital for physical exam, diagnostics, and treatment. • ALL cats and rabbits must be in a carrier, and all dogs on a leash or harness before they are removed from the vehicle. • We will then return your pet and any needed medications to your vehicle.
  4. EUTHANASIAS: Euthanasia appointments will be the only exception to the above rule. We do ask that you limit the number of family members accompanying your pet into the building to no more than two. We will continue to do all we can to provide comfort on this difficult day for your family.
  5. CURBSIDE PICK-UP: Please call our prescription line as usual for prescription requests. Upon arrival, please call the office and your pet’s medication or food will be brought to you.
  6. HOME DELIVERY: For those who are unable to pick up food and medication, we will be starting a temporary home delivery service to make sure that you have what your pet needs. Please call our office as usual to ask for prescription/food refills and ask about home delivery.
  7. TELEMEDICINE: We are currently looking into options for telemedicine to provide in-home consultations. At this time, we are offering phone consultations on a case-by-case basis for clients who are unable to come to the hospital with their pet. We ask that all clients continue to follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines as set by the CDC. If you do not need to leave your home, please do not. If you have a fever, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or have traveled out of the country in the last two weeks, please stay at home.

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding with these temporary changes. Please be assured that your pet will always be treated as one of our own during office visits, and we will continue to make every effort to help visits run smoothly for both humans and pets.

Noah’s Ark Veterinary Clinic:
We will continue see patients, but will have some social distancing protocols in place. When you arrive for your scheduled appointment/boarding, please call the front desk and let us know that you have arrived. We will check you in over the phone and then have you come into the practice to be placed in an exam room.

We ask that only 1 person come into the practice. If you are dropping your pet off for boarding, we ask that you please submit the boarding consent form online- this can be found on our website, Please, only bring your pets food and medication with them as well. If any bedding is needed for their stay, we will provide ours.

At the time of your appointment, our staff will obtain a history from the exam room doorway, and your pet will then be taken to the treatment area to be examined by the doctor. The doctor will come to the room but stand in the doorway to discuss their exam findings. This will ensure we maintain 6 feet social distancing.

If you or any of your family members feel ill, we ask that you please not enter the practice. If you need food or medications, we encourage you to call us to request those items. We will take payment over the phone and leave those items in a bin on our front porch for you to pick up at your convenience. We are beyond grateful for our loyal clients, and we cannot thank you all enough for continuing to support us during this time of unknowns.

Our goal is to be here for you, your pets, and the community at large….thank you for your continued patience as we all attempt to navigate this incredibly odd time! Stay safe…stay healthy.

Virginia Beach SPCA:
VBSPCA COVID-19 Operational Updates and Emergency Resources: The VBSPCA Clinic has modified their income restrictions to ensure that veterinary care is accessible to anyone who has lost their job or is struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To set up an appointment, visit VBSPCA Shelter is running an adoption promotion to find homes for our senior and long term residents.

The adoption fees for these animals are 50% off starting tomorrow March 27 through April 11th. The VBSPCA shelter is operating on an appointment-only basis. Members of the community can make appointments to visit adoptable animals through Facebook messenger, calling the shelter or sending an email to

As long as there is space available, the VBSPCA will continue to accept owner surrenders. The Virginia Beach SPCA Pet Pantry Program is a long standing program that provides pet food (for dogs and cats) for families experiencing unexpected economic hardship. They have modified their application requirements to be able to serve all who need help at this time. The shelter will provide food for families as long as there are resources available. Please email for more information.

If your pet is in need of medication and you cannot leave your home due to CDC guidelines, please contact The clinic staff can provide delivery or mail service if needed.

For a full list of resources, visit COVID-19

Latest information on other local businesses

Bellisimo Pizza Cafe:
Call us 220-3371 from your car to order a pie (no slices, sorry) with a credit/debit card, or from home or work, and we’ll deliver it curbside with a cheesy smile.

1607 Grill at Williamsburg National Golf Club:
757-258-9642 – Restaurant is closed – Take out available.

Amber Ox:
-757-790-2299 -curbside pick up, and delivery only. You can access our online ordering forum through our website, or from the link above. From there you can order all of your AO Favorites, and Precarious Beer Project packaged beer!

Yes, you can order your beer online! We will have a curbside pick-up station located in front of the brewery entrance. Pull up, give us your name and we’ll get you hooked up! Also, any gratuity that is collected will be pooled and split with our hourly culinary and service team! If you are interested in ordering delivery, please call us directly and we’ll get you setup!

Please be advised that we will also be adjusting our hours for the next 14 days. Curbside ordering / pickup is available from 12pm-9pm, Wednesday through Monday. As we navigate this challenging time, our team is at the top of our mind.

 757-221-6676  Aromas is on Door dash and delivery within 5 miles.

– 757-253-1849 -We are happily doing to-go, curb side pick up. We will modify our hours to 11:30-8:00 beginning Monday, 03/16/2020

757-564-3696 We offer carside pick-up.  You can call or order online, also on Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grubhub

Capitol Pancake House: – 757-564-1238 The Capitol is open and taking every precaution. Doordash as an option too. Take out as well as dine in.

Center Street Grill: – No longer doing delivery with no service charge. Offering full menu. $20 minimum order within a 3 mile radius. We will be taking delivery orders until 7 pm. Please call 757.220.4600

Cochon on 2nd:
757-229-1199 – Delivery and pickup

How About a Game of “Let’s Make a Deal”?Here is our proposition: Help us today and we promise to reward you in the future. Purchase a $100.00 gift certificate and put it away to collect some dust. Redeem the gift certificate after July 31, 2020 and receive $120.00 in value. WOW! To sweeten the deal a bit, all participants will receive an invitation to a Dinner, Dance and Live Music Celebration featuring the Michael Clark Band. BUT WAIT….there is more. Order RIGHT NOW and you will receive free tickets to our 5th Anniversary of Moody for Hospice on September 20th, 2020 To order a gift certificate all you do is go to and click on gift certificates. It is secure and quick.Let’s make a deal today and help us on this bumpy road.Please feel free to call us at 757-229-1199 should you have any questions or concerns.All the best, Neil

Cogan’s Deli:
757-645-3351 we are definitely open for takeout, curbside and delivery daily except Sundays.

Oceans & Ale:
– 757-253-2253 – ONLY Curbside pickup – Hours 12Noon – 8pm. Dining room is closed

The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery:
We are continuing to sell hand sanitizer – sizes and prices may vary as we are getting our bottles from various sources around Hampton Roads. Limitations do apply. If you a healthcare or emergency response employee in need of bulk – please email us at We are open from 12-8PM everyday – we offer takeout food, Caiseal beer AND spirits as well as wine!

The Grey Goose:
Now offering full menu and New Family Style Meals, available for delivery ($30 min.), curb-side pick up or take-out. Order Online: Order By Phone: 757-723-7978 118 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669

Outback: 7
57-229-8648 – Dining Room is closed – Call for Curbside pick up.

Park Lane Tavern – Hampton:
We will be offering takeout and curbside pickup with beer & wine to-go everyday 12p-9p. Give us a call to place your order (757) 838-2748. Family meals now available! Specials announced daily!

Hampton History Museum:
Museum events have been cancelled through June.

Jimmy da Greek’s Deli:
We will continue to have our delivery service and regular in-store pick-up available. We also have implemented a curb-side pick-up for orders as well.  We would like to express our continued gratitude for your support through these tough times.

We would like to thank you for supporting local businesses such as Jimmy da Greeks and ask that you continue to support us. Please remain safe. We will get through this together.  Thank You Jimmy

1215 Geo. Washington Memorial Hwy.  Yorktown, VA 23692
Sunday – Saturday  11am – 9pm
Telephone:  (757) 595-1787  (757) 595-1539
2876 Virginia Beach Blvd.  Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Sunday – Saturday  11am – 9pm
Telephone:  (757) 937-8299 (757) 937-8300

The Melting Pot Newport News:
The Melting Pot Newport News is locally owned and open daily from 12-7pm to serve great takeout food and drink options.

Right now, we are featuring a 3 course dinner of cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue for just $20/person. You can also pair it with a great bottle of wine, which we are currently selling at retail prices.

A huge selection of great wines, starting at just $9.99 per bottle. We make it easy to take the Melting Pot experience home and enjoy a great meal. Please call (757) 655-9300 to place your order. Thanks, Jason

Angelo’s Steak and Pancake House:
Angelo’s Steak and Pancake House is open for #PickUp #Curbside #ToGo and #DoorDash, only. We’re also running a #FamilySpecial – buy 3 burger boats and get one free! 599-5727 (we’re open 8am-8pm, daily)

Lackey Clinic:
Lackey Clinic will remain open, at this time, in order to continue to care for the medical, behavioral health, and medication needs of our patients and reduce any unnecessary visits to our Hospital Partners

Graham & Rollins Seafood Market Hampton:
Hours have not changed. Market remains open for fresh fish and blue crabs. Restaurant is take-out only. Call 757.722.8168 option 3 to place orders by phone.

The Cove Tavern:
To provide the best quality food for our guests we are moving to a limited, single use menu. Delivery, pick up and curbside take out available with online ordering

RNR Tire Express:
RNR Tire Express continues to serve customers during regular business hours. Their team is taking extra measures to ensure the safety of their customers. They are continuously sanitizing all customer touch points in their stores. And service customers can be assured that their cars are delivered completely sanitized.

To help customers through this period, RNR is offering customers that need new tires or new brakes now payment relief with a special no payments for 90 days offer. No credit check is required, so everyone is approved. RNR is also helping customers who need service, offering curbside and pick up/delivery service for all service appointments within 10 miles of a store. RNR encourages people to not put off safety if they need new tires or brakes now. Free tire and brake checks are also available.

Visit for store location and other information.

East Coast Appliance:
All Hampton Roads East Coast Appliance locations are safely open and serving customers. With stringent sanitizing practices in place, our showroom is open for people that need a new or gently used appliance now. Special financing is available for customers with all credit situations. East Coast Appliance is also offering FREE curbside delivery. In-home delivery and installation is also available with appliance professionals practicing social distancing and sanitizing at all touch points. Customers are encouraged to shop online at to view appliance inventory, current specials and contact information.

Priority Automotive:
All Priority Automotive dealerships are safely open and serving customers. With stringent sanitizing practices in place, our showroom and service departments are open for business. Special financing is available and dealerships have released payment relief incentives that have never been seen before. For customers that prefer to shop from home, Priority Automotive will bring select models to your home for you to test drive. Customers are encouraged to shop online. All dealerships can be accessed through to view new and used car inventory, current specials and contact information.

Sales and Service Hours Vary
See dealership website for details.

These Restaurants are Closed Until Further Notice:

  • Honey Butters
  • Aberdeen Barn – Closed
  • Bakers Crust – Closed
  • Black Bird Bakery- Closed
  • Blue Talon Bistro – Closed
  • Cafe Provecal – Closed
  • Casa Pearl – Closed – proceeds from gift card sales until April 1 go to employees.
  • Colonial Pancake House – Closed
  • Colonial Williamsburg -Closed – Christiana Campbells, King’s Arms, Raleigh Tavern Bakery, Museum Cafe
  • Craft 31 – Closed
  • DoG Street Pub – Closed
  • Fat Canary – Closed
  • Hair of the Dog Bottle Shop – Closed
  • Le Yaca – Closed
  • Opus 9 – Closed
  • Peking – Closed
  • Riverwalk – Closed
  • Second Street Bistro – Closed
  • Shorty’s – Closed, see note from Short Family below
  • Sportsman’s Grille – Closed
  • Trellis – Closed due to renovation and will re-open as an Italian Restaurant, their closing had nothing to do with the Virus.
  • Water Street Grille – Closed
  • Waypoint – Closed
  • Whaling Company – Closed
  • Williamsburg Inn – Closed
  • Williamsburg Lodge – Closed
  • Woodlands Huzzah – Closed
  • York River Oyster Company – Closed

Norfolk Festevents:
All events scheduled for May are postponed. This includes:

  • The 14th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival (new date TBD; refund policy TBA)
  • Chip & Sip: A Waterfront Happy Hour Golf Series
  • TowneBank Fountain Park Opening: Will open June 1
  • Big Bands on the Bay Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park: May 24 & 31 dates postponed.

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.

Colonial Behavioral Health:
Colonial Behavioral Health
is in need of supplies in order to continue operating. If you have supplies you are willing to sell, please contact Robin Wyatt at (757) 897 3509. They are happy to pick up! Here is a list of what they need:

  • Masks (need asap)
  • Clorox/Lysol wipes (need asap)
  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Hand Sanitizer

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.

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation:
Pups in Pastels on April 5th has been cancelled.

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg:
The Arc and many other organizations are providing ways to utilize technology to connect virtually, by phone, via social media and even with a card or letter! This is the time when we look for ways for random acts of kindness. Call someone you know is alone, connect with family or friends that are far away, and be mindful of neighbors who live alone.

The Arc is amazed by the strength, resilience, and adaptability of our clients and we want them to know that we are in this together. A call from a staff or board member to visit and discuss resources, ways to exercise, nutrition tips, or just to make sure they are okay, is happening.

William & Mary students, even though they aren’t on campus, are connecting with their Best Buddies (a group of students who have an Arc buddy) and our amazing tutors with our Literacy Program are reaching out from their homes to stay in touch, discuss what they are reading, and connecting with their Arc friend. WM has always been the backbone of volunteer support for The Arc and I am in awe of their dedication, compassion, and genuine friendships with our Arc family.  Please visit our website at and you will see the resources, tips, and updates we are providing daily.

Countryside Gardens:
Countryside Gardens in Hampton is open and fully stocked with herb, vegetable seed and starter plants . A new shipment of fruit trees and berry bushes just arrived. Due to the overwhelming demand we have doubled our own production and orders. Gardening at home is returning to a family affair.

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que:
We are open! Skip the grocery store lines and out of stocks…order and we will bring it out to your car. Fresh bar-b-que and delicious sides being made every day! 757-565-2955

Trojan Grill:
Call or go online at to order!!!

Mettle Events:
It is with deep regret that we must cancel the 2020 Billsburg Bunny Hops 5K & Easter Egg Hunt.

We had held out hopes that this would all be behind us by Easter weekend, but it is clear now that we’ll still be under those restrictions.

We’re offering two options to you based on the early cancellation of the event. You can either defer your entry to 2021 free of charge, or you can switch your registration to virtual. You will need to re-register your children for the Easter egg hunt next year as there is no Easter egg hunt deferral option.

To defer your registration, please click this link with instructions to log in to CT Live and defer. You will select the “defer my registration to another event” radio box and select the 2021 Billsburg Bunny Hops event. Once you have completed that, you are set for next year’s race.

If you would like to run the 5K virtually, you can switch your registration to virtual. Then just complete a 5K run on your own and report it to us on a link to be provided later. Following race day we will mail you your medal. Please note that we have not ordered T-shirts for this event and we do not intend to do that for this year. To switch to the Virtual run, please select the “change to another race” radio box and select the Virtual 5K option. Then just report your time, and we’ll mail out your medal in the week following Easter.

We wish you and your family a healthy and safe Easter holiday. We hope everyone is adhering to CDC guidelines to help us get through this pandemic in the shortest time frame possible.  Team Mettle

Casey Auto Group:
Casey is proud to support the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank 🥘 As their needs grow, we are reaching out to our neighbors and friends to help us collect non-perishable items for them.

A box is set up directly inside the doors of each dealership. If you are not able to drop off items, please consider donating by clicking the link below. We’re all in this together. ♥️

Cal’s Pizzas, Subs and Chicken Wings:
CAL’Z PIZZA is OPEN for Pick-up orders and Delivery, Currently our customer areas are closed. We run the same hours as normal, As of now we have all items from our distributors. You can go to our website for easy ordering. We offer our own in house delivery service. You can order from a 3rd party delivery at a higher cost. Deal directly with us $ave$ $$$ we do offer specials. You can use this code on our site 5OFF25

The Parcel Shop:
The Parcel Stop (formerly Parcel Pros) is open and our staff are wearing disposable gloves for protection as well as practicing social distancing when working with our customers.

We are also taking extra sanitizing measures and constantly wiping down the door handles and counter tops. We are an authorized UPS, FedEx, USPS & DHL shipping outlet. We also offer faxing, printing, shredding & notary services as well! Our hours remain the same. Monday through Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-4 & closed Sunday.

We are located at 4680 Monticello Avenue suite 18-I in Williamsburg next to Williamsburg Cleaners in the Monticello Marketplace shopping center (Target & Publix shopping center).

Anatolia Bar and Grill:
ANATOLIA BAR&GRILL OFFERS CURBSIDE PICKED UP AND FREE DELIVERY between the hours of 11am -2:30pm thru 4:30pm-7:30pm. We offer a 20% discount from our entire menu that’s included our full time wine and beer list.

Charley’s Airport Restaurant:
Friends, we will be “popping open” for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery within the immediate area Thursday March 26th and Friday March 27th, 11-2 both days.

We will have quarts of our chili, black bean w/ roasted corn, and country ham & veg soup to-go, as well as pints of our sides. We will also have salads and a limited number of sandwiches on our fresh-baked bread, with most of our lunch menu available.

We insist on no gatherings of more than 10 per the governor’s order and social distancing per CDC guidelines, but luckily it’s pretty wide open outside here at the airport. There is even a field adjacent to our building if you’d like to bring a blanket for a picnic lunch with the family to watch the planes and enjoy the weather.

It’s not necessary to come inside – just give us a call, or flag us down through the window and we will come out and take your order from a distance.  Call 757-258-0034 Thursday or Friday to order. Thank you for your support!

Oozlefinch Brewery:
We are still offering BEER DELIVERY up to 20 MILES AWAY! Save yourself the drive and let us bring delicious beer to your front door! Order now at 🍺

Hilton Tavern Brewing Company:
Do you have the rainy day blues? Are you tired of being at home? Don’t feel like cooking?

Well, the Hilton Tavern has you covered!!! Today, we are doing 0.75 cent wings TO GO!!!!!!! Our $14 re-fill growler special for today is the Bull Island-Black Lager! Come fill up your growler for this steal of the day!!!!

Hyashi Sushi Bar and Grill:
11820 Merchants Walk, Newport News, VA.  Phone Number: (757) 223-5783

Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:00am – 2:30pm Dinner: Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 10:00pm (9pm because C-Virus) Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 11pm (9pm because C-Virus)

WE NOW OFFER HIBACHI TOGO BECAUSE OF THIS SITUATION. We also do catering and in house sushi catering when the pandemic has lifted. Any questions please give us a call.

Moose Hill Worm Farm:
We sell organic worm castings (poop) for gardens, houseplants, etc. it is a great additive for the soil. We normally sell at Williamsburg Farmers Market and the Stafford Farmers market. My dad is doing delivery to most all the surrounding areas. So people can work on their gardens while they are stuck at home.

Due to the temporary closure of the Williamsburg Farmers Market because of the coronavirus precautions Moose Hill Worm Farm would like to offer market customers in the Williamsburg area the option to call in an order for worm castings and I will deliver it to your home.

Please call me at 757-879-6996 to discuss your needs. We have 5, 13 and 25 in bags available in any combinations to make any amount you need. Prices are $9, $13 and $25 respectively and 25% discount for more than 70 lbs. if you also have a need for knife sharpening I can address that when you call also.

Custom Culinary Connections:
Custom Culinary Connections is a catering company that not only supplies the meals for Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels program we also offer home delivery of meals, soups and sides.

We have a complete website ( and we are offering specials of 10% off regularly priced items as well as some specials that are illustrated on our website specials page.

Before the pandemic we would deliver frequently to offices in the area – we are still trying to offer that service but are changing the meals to being all “boxed” so nothing has to be touched or shared by anyone else in the office.

We are open to custom orders and have lowered our minimum order amount for free delivery.  We also sell gift certificates to give to someone else or you can always purchase prepared food from us to be delivered to a friend or neighbor. All of our deliveries will be made freshly and delivered to the front door of the recipient and could be left in a cooler outside if that is available. Please give us a call if you have any further questions – 757-566-441


Spartan Gyros:
Spartan Gyros. We have our drive thru open, doing delivery’s thru door dash/grubhub. Takeout orders.(to be picked up in drive thru) We recommend big orders call ahead to pick up in drive thru for speedier service. 757-220-5410 1347 Richmond Road

Chesapeake Jubilee/Kiwanis Shrimp Feast:
The annual Chesapeake Jubilee and kickoff event Kiwanis Shrimp Feast, scheduled for May 14-17 at Chesapeake City Park, have been canceled due to concerns over public health as a result of COVID-19.Chesapeake Jubilee enthusiasts can look forward to the City’s most popular event’s return May 20-23, 2021

CMA Williamsburg Ford:
Delivery isn’t just for pizza! To assist Virginians during this difficult time, take advantage of our “no payments ’til summer” offer and we’ll deliver your new vehicle right to your door!

Taqueria Maria Bonita:
Dear Maria Bonita Family, with a full menu we will be offering delivery within 3 miles of our location with no charge. There is a minimum of $25 to get our delivery service. We hope to see you soon. Warm tacos right at your door.

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 GYMGUYZ 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. GYMGUYZ are offering more free fitness tips and videos:

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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 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.

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 Events 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.

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 delivery or 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.

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.

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