Wegmans to replace old Christmas Depot warehouse in Virginia Beach

A Wegmans store located in Alexandria, Va. (Courtesy of Wegmans)

A new supermarket may soon join the ranks of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s in Virginia Beach. City officials announced Friday that Wegmans signed a lease to open its 93rd store in Town Center, near the intersection of Virginia Beach and Independence boulevards. Wegmans will take over the HQ Warehouse property, demolishing the building that has […]

Instacart to launch grocery delivery service on the Southside

Grocery, produce, fruit, vegetables, instacart, shopping

Your commute to the grocery store could become a thing of the past with the arrival of Instacart. The personal grocery service offers on-demand shopping and delivery for $5.99 per order. Frequent shoppers may pay for a year’s worth of deliveries for $150. The concept for Instacart began five years ago in San Francisco. Since then, the company has grown to cater to customers nationwide, […]

Deadline Brewing Project hopes to bring new brews to Virginia Beach’s Shore Drive

Darrell Cuenca hopes to found a two-barrel nano-brewery called Deadline Brewing Project near Shore Drive this summer. He and his business partners

Virginia Beach may soon welcome its next brewery — and you may already know the owners. Darrell Cuenca, former Virginian-Pilot writer and brewer at Big Ugly Brewing in Chesapeake, and TV news couple Jason and Erica Hechtkopf, better known as Jason Marks of WAVY-TV and Erica Greenway of WTKR News 3, have teamed up to make the […]

Two Virginia Beach businesses receive grants to expand, create jobs

Virginia Beach Municipal Center

The Virginia Beach Development Authority has awarded $80,000 in grants to two expanding Virginia Beach businesses. MATBOCK Origins, LLC, an advanced manufacturing company that specializes in law enforcement products, is doubling in size. MATBOCK’s 4,000 square foot space on 1164 Millers Lane will soon grow to 10,000 square feet with the help of a $30,000 grant. […]

Red Mushroom Brewing Co. brings a different craft brew to Norfolk: Kombucha


A new brewery is open for business in Norfolk, but instead of brewing beer, Red Mushroom Brewing Company is making kombucha. The fruity, fizzy, fermented drink has been around for centuries, but has surged in popularity in recent years. “Kombucha is a fermented tea with natural carbonation and probiotic properties,” brewery co-owner Nikki Hopkins said. “It’s a […]

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week begins Sunday

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week will take place Jan 15 - 22. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Norfolk Council)

Forget those New Year’s resolutions — Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week is about to begin. There are 17 restaurants participating this year with pre-priced brunches, lunches, and dinners. From Jan. 15-22, some restaurants will offer $12 lunch and weekend brunch, while all participating restaurants will offer special dinner pricing at either $25 or $35. Participating restaurants include: 219 […]

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