Virginia Beach Mexican restaurant expanding to Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG — Historic Triangle residents will soon be seeing a popular Virginia Beach restaurant in their own backyard. Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill and Cantina plans to open a new restaurant in Williamsburg in early March, said General Manager Frankie Ledezma. “We really love the area, and it’s family oriented,” Ledezma said.  “Even having the College […]


Virginia Beach urban farmer maximizes ‘Nottalotta’ space to provide fresh veggies

Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm

VIRGINIA BEACH — Tucked away behind trees and houses, just far enough from the noise on Independence Boulevard, is one of Virginia Beach’s only urban farms. Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm is approximately three acres of land dedicated to growing produce, cultivating flowers, and raising chickens. The hidden gem hasn’t been around for long. Owner Amanda Gerber celebrated the farm’s one-year […]


Online car dealership with next-day-delivery expands to Southside

Courtesy of Carvana.

VIRGINIA BEACH – An online auto retail platform, with delivery options as fast as next-day-delivery launched in the Southside on Wednesday. Carvana‘s cars are now up for grabs for the region’s 3 million residents. Customers can search for, buy, finance and sell a car from their desktop or mobile device. After answering a few questions, […]


International businesses with Southside ties awarded development grants

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VIRGINIA BEACH – Two international businesses with local ties were presented with grants by the Virginia Beach Development Authority on Tuesday afternoon. STIHL, Inc. and U-Play Corporation were both awarded the APZ-1 Economic Development Investment Program with grants that will enable the companies to grow their businesses in the city. Both are located in the […]


Cavalier Hotel developer hopeful for state, city funds to pay for Atlantic Avenue redesign, third hotel

The proposed Atlantic Avenue redesign plan as of Jan. 7 (Photo courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Cavalier resort area developer is looking to make more moves at its Oceanfront site with additional help from the city and the state. City staff presented the developer’s requests to city council at its informal session Tuesday. Proposed Atlantic Avenue redesign grant Cavalier Associates LLC wants to apply for state money to pay […]


House of Maya Bridal Salons is moving to Downtown Norfolk

House of Maya's new location on Granby Street opens March 1. (Handout)

VIRGINIA BEACH – House of Maya Bridal Salons announced on Tuesday that their Pure English Couture Bridal, Silk Social Occasion Studio, Maya Couture and Maya Couture on Main will merge into one storefront. Set to open on March 1, the new store will be located in downtown Norfolk at 258 Granby St., owner Maya Holihan said […]


Norfolk company 2 Pink Peas takes on sustainable, affordable fashion

2 Pinks Peas creates sustainable, ethically-made purses using recycled fabrics. (Photo courtesy of 2 Pink Peas)

NORFOLK — Sophia O’Neal, 19, is a self-proclaimed fashionista, but according to the college student, the fashion industry falls short in one crucial area: sustainability. “Fashion is the second-most polluting industry in the world, second to oil. There are oil rigs and then there are mini skirts,” she said. “Over 10 percent of landfill waste is disposable, […]


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