Small business meeting to be held near Wards Corner

June 21, 2017



More retail coming to Wards Corner!

May 16, 2017

TidewaterPTLogoCity Councilman Martin Thomas, Jr. made the announcement last night at the Wards Corner Civic League meeting that Tidewater Physical Therapy will open a location this fall in the Midtown Shopping Center.

Tidewater Physical Therapy will occupy approximately 2000sq ft in Unit 154 between Cora’s Beauty Connection and Jackson Hewitt in the northeast corner of Wards Corner.

This announcement comes on the heels of Sentara’s recent announcement to expand their footprint at Wards Corner  and McDonald Garden Center opening their seasonal market at Wards Corner.

Stay tuned for more retail announcements as Martin Thomas Jr. and Norfolk’s Economic Development Department continue to work on attracting new life and activity to Wards Corner!

Sentara Expands at Wards Corner

April 13, 2017

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Sentara’s footprint at Wards Corner is expanding and a new facade is in the works for their building located at 7401 Granby St.

Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians is currently located at the intersection of Granby St and N Shore Road.  They are more than doubling their square footage and will open up a Sentara Physical Therapy location as a part of their expansion.

The lease has been signed and the expansion and facade work are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.

McDonald Garden Market Opening In Wards Corner

March 7, 2017



McDonald Garden Center is opening a “McDonald Garden Market” at Wards Corner.  These Garden Markets provide quality plants and garden accessories from mid-March through July.

McDonald Garden Center has signed a seasonal lease to open the temporary garden center in the parking lot of the Midtown Shopping Center at the Northeast Corner of Wards Corner.

The Center will begin to mobilize within the next week and will remain until July.
The Midtown Shopping Center is located at the northeast corner of Wards Corner and the Market will be located in the front parking lot.

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center designated a comprehensive stroke center

January 11, 2017

The following article appeared in the Daily Press:

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a comprehensive stroke center, the health system announced.

“With stroke care, you must have not only the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act quickly and organizationally with exceptional efficiency because of the time-critical nature and complexity of a stroke,” said John R. Baker, M.D., medical director of the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Neurovascular Center and the Neuroscience ICU. “This certification from DNV GL validates all the efforts we have put into our stroke care program in order to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”

The certification is based on standards set by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association and shows the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care from diagnosis and education to treatment and rehabilitation, according to a news release.

All Bon Secours’ Virginia hospitals are certified stroke centers with six primary stroke centers, a stroke-ready free-standing emergency department and two comprehensive stroke centers.

Latest City Of Norfolk Winter Storm Update

January 8, 2017


Good afternoon all.
It’s sunny and we know you probably want to venture outside.
First, we ask you to stay off the roads.  While many are plowed, the roads are icy.  Until it warms up, ice will remain in certain spots.  For your safety, unless you have to travel, please don’t.
As you know, Norfolk received a lot of snow.  In our efforts to clear the snow, plows pushed snow to edges of roadways which in some cases, blocks driveways and neighborhood streets.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you leaving your home or neighborhood.  Hopefully with Mother Nature’s help, the warmer temps in the coming days will help melt the piles.
If you need help,   Operation Blessing Snow Buddies program has volunteers to help eligible residents.  Call 757-274-8650.
As a reminder, the City is unable to plow neighborhood streets.  Our plow equipment is large.  Most of our neighborhoods streets are narrow and we do not want to damage your car or property.
Don’t forget, if you have a sidewalk in front of your home, it’s up to you to shovel the snow off.
If you have any questions, call Norfolk Care Call Center 757-664-6510. We’re taking calls until 5pm Sunday.
Please ensure that this information reaches the masses.  Have a warm evening.

Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Neighborhood Engagement
401 Monticello
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-823-4206 | 757-284-8072 mobile

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Is A Fred’s Pharmacy In Wards Corner’s Future?

December 21, 2016

Fred’s Pharmacy Buys 865 Rite AIds


Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) has signed an agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) and Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) to purchase 865 stores and certain assets related to store operations located across the eastern and western United States for $950 million in cash.

Closing of the transaction is expected to take several months after Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid is completed. The deal is also subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission as well as customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

Fred’s Pharmacy will become the third largest pharmacy Chain in the United States.

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