Wards Corner Business Association Meeting Wednesday March 11th, 2020

March 5, 2020

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WCBA March 2020 Newsletter


Wards Corner Business Association Meeting

February 3, 2020

Wards Corner Business Association Meeting
Wednesday, February 12th 5:30 p.m.
Guads Mexican Restaurant 7515 Granby Street, Norfolk

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WCBA Feb 2020 Newsletter Revised


Wards Corner Business Association Meeting

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
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WCBA Jan 2020 Newsletter


Wards Corner Business Association Meeting November 13th Guads Norfolk

November 7, 2019

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WCBA NOV 2019 Newsletter Revised


Wards Corner Business Association Networking Meeting

April 1, 2019

WCBA Networking Flyer 4_10_19


Kroger closing Wards Corner store

October 18, 2018

We all would like to know the real reason Kroger is closing its Wards Corner Store.

From The Virginia Pilot

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NORFOLK

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.


Wards Corner Plan Community Presentation

September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Workforce Development Center
201 E. Little Creek Road

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qII-ppRCn8hjFEjwRGp6rGucsEZmUQiQ/view?usp=sharing

Wards Corner Plan


Marco’s Pizza and Starbucks open in Greater Wards Corner

October 16, 2017

Marcos   Starbucks

Marco’s Pizza opened a new Greater Wards Corner location at 7721 Hampton Boulevard near Terminal Boulevard on Tuesday, October 10th and Starbucks has opened its second Greater Wards Corner location at 7620 Hampton Boulevard at the Little Creek Road intersection.

Marco’s Pizza offers Takeout and Delivery www.marcos.com

Starbucks has a Drive-thru, Indoor and Outdoor seating.

 


McDonald Garden Market Opening In Wards Corner

March 7, 2017

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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.


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

December 21, 2016
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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.


The Downtowner Features Ward 1 Councilman On Its Cover

October 27, 2016

Have you picked up The Downtowner this week? An article on Martin Thomas Jr. is featured prominently on the cover! Councilman Thomas has been one of Wards Corners most effective advocates. Here are some highlights:

“With an educational foundation in urban planning, strong family ties to the Hampton Roads area, years of experience as an attorney, and a civic-minded background, Martin A. Thomas Jr. has the perfect credentials for city council. Jim English, longtime president of the Wards Corner Civic League, told The Virginian Pilot during Thomas’ campaign “Thomas knows how to negotiate, how the city works and how to get things done.” Don Musacchio, president of the Willoughby Civic League, told The Virginian Pilot that Thomas “has a knack for gathering the facts, asking questions and then convincing people of the right path forward.”

“Utilizing his educational and professional experience in public and urban planning, Thomas hopes to secure funding and execute the comprehensive plan in the best way possible. According to Thomas, work is “about halfway done at the moment.” He believes the plan is essential to the growth of Ward 1 and “we must continue to work this plan, period.”

Thomas aims to make Wards Corner an economically vibrant and family oriented destination. This will be accomplished with restaurants, small businesses, and neighborhood shopping centers. “A small business growing into a large business is the best thing that can happen for any local economy.”


Business Association Meeting on April 21st.

April 5, 2015

Below is the reminder letter about the upcoming Wards Corner Business Association Meeting:

Dear Wards Corner Business Owners & Associates;

Come join the Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association Tuesday, April 21st, at FARM FRESH, 230 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. 23505, in the Marine Room upstairs. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. an end at 9:30 a.m.

Our Guest Speaker will be Karen Rudd, Manager Cultural  Affairs; Public Art for Wards Corner. Karen will have a slideshow presentation of the new artwork for Wards Corner.

Since a light breakfast will be served, it is requested that you please RSVP qwcaba@cox.net or call me and leave a message at 587-7975 my April 17th.

The continued growth and improvement of your business area is crucial and depends on you and your involvement and the effort you are willing to commit. There is strength in numbers and that is why it is so important to have a strong Business Association, working together as one. Mark your calendar, come and join your fellow business partners. We have a lot to discuss.

Respectfully,

Elyse Kalfus, President

Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association

 


Fast-casual pizzeria wants to open at Wards Corner

March 13, 2015
Your Pie wants to open a location at Wards Corner

Your Pie wants to open a location at Wards Corner

Your Pie is a chain restaurant that offers build-your-own quick-service pizzas, gelato, and craft beers.  Customers choose pizza toppings similar to how sandwiches are ordered at Subway and then the pizzas are baked while you wait.

Your Pie is requesting a special exception from the City to allow them to sell alcohol at a proposed location in the Harris Teeter anchored K & K Square.  The applicant, as a part of that process has contacted the Wards Corner Civic League for input before proceeding before the Planning Commission.

Your Pie representatives will be at the Wards Corner Civic League on March 16, 2015 at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center on Newport Ave to present their restaurant plan.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Your Pie’s website: http://www.yourpie.com/


WC Business Association meeting – March 17th at 8:30am

March 5, 2015

The following letter was received regarding the Wards Corner Business Association meeting.  Please attend if you can! 

 

 

wcba

Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association
301 Suburban Parkway
Norfolk, Virginia 23505-4224
757-587-7975

Dear Wards Corner Business Owners & Associates:

Come join the Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association Tuesday, March 17th upstairs in the meeting room of FARM FRESH, 230 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. 23505. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.

Since a light breakfast will be served, it is requested that you please RSVP gwcaba@cox.net or call me and leave a message at 587-7975 by March 13th, 2015.
Our guest speaker will be: Sara Parker, Assistant Director, Marketing Department of Development for the City of Norfolk.

Due to all of our past severe snowfalls the city has made the following request of all of the businesses in the Greater Wards Corner Business Area:

In the event of future snow or ice storms, is it possible for the businesses in the area to shovel sidewalks on Granby Street and East & West Little Creek Road? During this last storm, many pedestrians and handicapped individuals in wheelchairs traversed in the traffic lanes to get where they were going because they couldn’t navigate the sidewalks. This was extremely hazardous for them and for the drivers of the vehicles who barely missed them. The city was dealing with clearing roadways and bridges and didn’t have the resources to clear sidewalks on city property. Perhaps businesses could extend their area of kindness and responsibility to make Wards Corner safer for all. Thanks so much.

The continued growth and improvement of your business area is crucial and depends on you and your involvement and the effort you are willing to commit. There is strength in numbers and that is why it is so important to have a strong Business Association, working together as one. Mark your calendar, come and join your fellow business partners. We have a lot to discuss.

Respectfully,
Elyse Kalfus, President
Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association


WC Business Association meeting – January 20th

January 9, 2015

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Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association
301 Suburban Parkway
Norfolk, Virginia 23505-4224
757-587-7975

2015
January 9th, 2015

 Dear Wards Corner Business Owners & Associates;

           Come join the Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association Tuesday, January 20th in the upstairs meeting room of FARM FRESH, 230 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. 23505. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. an end at 9:30 a.m.

          January’s meeting is a Membership drive, and we will be having a fabulous breakfast buffet, so please RSVP gwcaba@cox.net or leave a message at 587-7975 to let me know how many will be attending by January 18th. 2015.

           The continued growth and improvement of your business area is crucial and depends on you and your involvement and the effort you are willing to commit. There is strength in numbers and that is why it is so important to have a strong Business Association, working together as one. Mark your calendar, come and join your fellow business partners. We have a lot to discuss.

 Respectfully, 

 

Elyse Kalfus, President

Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association

 


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