March 24, 2014
The Ballentine is an assisted living community at 7211 Granby St.
The Ballentine, an assisted living community located across from the Greek Church on Granby, is embarking on a $2 million renovation and expansion.
Per the contractor’s press release:
Sauer Inc. has won a $2 million contract to renovate and build additions to an assisted living facility in Norfolk, Va.
The Jacksonville contractor will do interior renovations at The Ballentine and build three, two-story additions, a solarium, a nurse’s station, a dining hall, a lounge, an activities room, sitting areas and a conference room, it said in a new release. The work involves 40,000 square feet.
Sauer expects to complete the project in November.
The owner of The Ballentine is Commonwealth Assisted Living, based in Charlottesville, Va. and the architect is The Yates Group of Portsmouth, Va.
March 21, 2014
Wards Community Day Invitation (PDF)
K & K Square will be holding a Wards Corner Community Day on April 12, 2014 from 11a.m – 3p.m. Live music will be provided by Glasgow Kiss, On the Bright Side, Rhythm Project, and the Rust City Ramblers.
There will be activities for the kids including a bounce house, face painting, crafts, a juggler, and a stilt walker. Cupcakes, popcorn and hot dogs will be available as well.
The PDF invitation can be viewed here.
March 19, 2014
7600 Granby St to become home of a new mattress store
The BP gas station at the northeast corner of Wards Corner has been on the market for quite some time. Recently it was rumored that there was a contract to purchase the property. Various leaks are now confirming that the purchaser plans to build a retail building on the property and the expected tenant is a mattress store.
The likely tenant type was mentioned at the Wards Corner Civic League meeting on Monday night and most comments were negative as there is already a mattress store at Wards Corner.
The property is currently zoned C-3 and will likely not need to be rezoned for the new use.