March 20, 2021
Beginning Monday, March 22 through the end of the week, Norfolk Southern will replace 3 railroad crossings along several streets in the Wards Corner area from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The crossings were last replaced in 2011. The work requires full and directional closures with traffic detoured to signalized streets. Off-duty Norfolk Police hired by Norfolk Southern will assist with traffic control. The schedule, maps, and detour information are below. The city has established a 24-hour hotline to address construction concerns at 757-664-7220.
Monday, March 22
Granby Street southbound:
Traffic will be detoured to Admiral Taussig Boulevard to Little Creek Road and back to Granby Street. Alternate Route: Tidewater Drive
Granby Street crossing southbound (heading towards Downtown) closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1zDaH1VulB9QaBxJxyq_O40SqynU&ll=36.91643049173739%2C-76.270625&z=18
Tuesday, March 23
Granby Street northbound (heading towards Ocean View):
Traffic will be detoured to Little Creek Road to Admiral Taussig Boulevard and back to Granby Street. Alternate Route: Tidewater Drive
Granby Street crossing northbound closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1W4gu5zTSvQs6j-kE73BdhIiPu4Q&ll=36.91639599201156%2C-76.27058886441804&z=18
Wednesday, March 24
Little Creek Road:
Traffic will be detoured to Admiral Taussig Boulevard and Granby Street, respectively. Alternate Routes: Bayview Boulevard and Thole Street
Little Creek Road crossing closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1bJOIFULJG6xPDAL97_f51WBc_iE&ll=36.9171789350947%2C-76.27065200000001&z=17
Thursday, March 25
Traffic will be detoured to Little Creek Road via Granby Street and Tidewater Drive, respectively. Alternate Route: Granby Street and Willow Wood Drive
Thole Street crossing closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1R7ZTmLPBqeg2pTdnc-bJzdsaF3Q&ll=36.91081466921791%2C-76.265037&z=15 Advertisements
January 25, 2021
Residents who are currently in 1a and 1b groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
Sign-Up Site Link Below:
February 3, 2020
Wards Corner Business Association Meeting
Wednesday, February 12th 5:30 p.m.
Guads Mexican Restaurant 7515 Granby Street, Norfolk
CLICK HERE FOR THE WARDS CORNER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
January 6, 2020
Wards Corner Business Association Meeting
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
5:30 pm. – 7:00 p.m.
Guads Mexican Restaurant, 7515 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505
CLICK HERE FOR JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER
December 5, 2019
Wards Corner Business Association December 2019 Newsletter CLICK HERE
Wards Corner Task Force November 2019 Minutes CLICK HERE
November 7, 2019
Click Here For The Wards Corner Business Association Newsletter
August 28, 2019
Wards Corner Business Association Meeting At Guads Mexican Restaurant,
7515 Granby Street, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Click For Wards Corner Business Association Newsletter
February 22, 2019
A Instagram account ‘cleaneatznorfolkva’ was found and appears to indicate that the fast casual restaurant will be opening a location at the Midtown Shopping Center (white building, blue awnings) at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.
According to the Instagram account they will open in Spring of 2019.
February 14, 2019
Fast casual restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill has inked a deal to open a new location at Wards Corner. The restaurant, that specializes in tacos and mission-style burritos, will open in the Midtown Shopping Center (white building, blue awnings) at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.
Chipotle will be located in a part of what used to be Uncle Louie’s. No timeline has been announced.
October 18, 2018
We all would like to know the real reason Kroger is closing its Wards Corner Store.
From The Virginia Pilot
Kroger is shuttering its Wards Corner store on Little Creek Road in mid-December, the company announced Thursday, and it doesn’t plan to open the Farm Fresh store it purchased right across the road.
According to a news release from Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division, the store is closing because of declining sales and profitability.
“The store’s low financial returns made it impossible to continue to operate while still upholding our low-price commitment to our customers,” Jerry Clontz, president of the Mid-Atlantic Division, said in a statement.
The store, Norfolk’s only Kroger, opened in 2000 and has 102 employees. The company is working on placing them at “nearby stores in Hampton Roads,” according to the release.
Since the company’s purchase of the Farm Fresh space at 230 E. Little Creek Road, store employees have been concerned that the existing store, right across the road, would close down. Employees that were members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 questioned whether they would be able to transfer employment, while retaining their earned benefits, promotions and wage rates.
This led to store employees marching through the existing store in May, demanding answers on the fate of their jobs.
But the union and grocery chain came to an agreement in a July memo, whereby if the existing store closed and a Kroger moved into the former Farm Fresh space, employees could transfer to the new store and bring their union benefits with them.
The agreement was valid within six months of the existing Kroger’s closing and the new store’s opening. At that time, Kroger had not announced plans for the vacant space.