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Popular Fine Dining Restaurant Unexpectedly Closed

Waypoint Seafood and Grill (WYDaily/Ben Mackin)

WILLIAMSBURG — Waypoint Seafood & Grill, a popular fine dining restaurant located at 1480 Quarterpath Rd., has unexpectedly closed for business, according to a sign posted on the door of the establishment.

Just after noon on Tuesday, May 25, the restaurant’s executive chef, Hans J. Schadler, and his daughter, Tina Schadler-Phillips, posted on Waypoint’s Facebook and Instagram pages that they were moving on from the establishment.

“We, Chef Hans Schadler and Tina Schadler-Phillips, will be moving on from Waypoint Seafood & Grill this month and leaving the restaurant in the hands of one of our former partners,” the post said.

The post did not give an exact date as to when the father-daughter team would be leaving. It also did not indicate that there would be any disruption in restaurants operations.

Waypoint sign
Sign posted on Waypoint’s door on Wednesday May 26. (WYDaily/Ben Macklin)

Waypoint, which first opened its doors in late 2011, has a reputation for its menus, which frequently feature regionally-caught seafood and other items that are sourced from local farms.

When WYDaily reached out to the restaurant for comment, a voice message stated that Waypoint was closed due to unforeseen circumstances and did not indicate when they would open back up.

An employee at one nearby business said that he was told by one of the Waypoint staff members that they were closing for good.

While there are rumors as to why the restaurant closed or if the closure is permanent persist, WYDaily was unable to verify them at this time.

WYDaily will continue to keep up-to-date as more information becomes available.


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