Wards Corner Business Association Meeting November 13th Guads Norfolk

November 7, 2019

Click Here For The Wards Corner Business Association Newsletter
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.


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