Welcoming a new business to Wards Corner: Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians

November 22, 2013

sentaraI received the following press release today about the new Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians location at Wards Corner that is now open at the corner of Granby and North Shore Road:

Please join us in welcoming Jean Marie Kanyinda, MD to the Sentara Medical Group team! He will be providing care at our new Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians location at Ward’s Corner in Norfolk, opening November 18th. Dr. Kanyinda received his medical degree from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1978. He completed postgraduate training in gastroenterology and finished an internal medicine internship and infectious disease fellowship at Harlem Hospital in New York, NY. He then completed a second fellowship, in special immunology and specifically HIV, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Dr. Kanyinda comes to us with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive, quality healthcare.

Jean Marie Mpoy Kanyinda, MD
Internal Medicine
• MD – University of Padua
• Internal Medicine and
Infectious Disease Residencies –
Harlem Hospital
• Certified by the American
Board of Internal Medicine

Mon. & Fri., 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed., 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

7401 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505

Jean Marie Mpoy Kanyinda, MD
Internal Medicine


On Wednesday, Take Five Minutes to Vote for Wards Corner

October 15, 2012
Louis "Uncle Louie" Eisenberg

Louis “Uncle Louie” Eisenberg

By: Louis Eisenberg

On Wednesday, October 17th between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm at the Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby Street, the Democratic Party will be holding a primary to fill the 89 th District House of Delegates seat vacated by Kenny Alexander. (Anyone living in the 89th can vote) The winner of this primary most likely will be the new representative for the 89th District, because as of now, there is no Republican candidate announced for the Special Election.

You will have the choice of voting for Yvonne Allmond, Senior Vice President of Towne Bank, who is a friend of Wards Corner or former City Councilwoman Daun Hester, whose record for 14 years on Council showed her lack of interest in the Wards Corner Business District and our surrounding neighborhoods.

This Wednesday, take five minutes of your time to vote for Yvonne Allmond and Wards Corner.

Yvonne Allmond is endorsed by Mayor Paul Fraim, Senator Ralph Northam, Councilwoman Angelia Williams,  Commonwealth Attorney Greg Underwood and Sheriff Bob McCabe among other friends of Wards Corner. Food and refreshments will be served in the Masonic Temple parking lot.

“Guads @ Granby St.” to open in the old Bobbywood location at Wards Corner

July 2, 2012

Many thanks to Vicky Haskell, owner and operator of the forthcoming “Guads @ Granby St.”,  for providing the following information about her new restaurant.

Guads @ Granby St. is planned to be a family restaurant serving mexican fare.  This will be the third “Guads” as there is a location at Hilltop and a seasonal location on 21st street at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.  The Guads restaurants are not affiliated with Guadalajara Mexican restaurants located elsewhere in Hampton Roads.

Guads @ Granby St. will be located at 7515 Granby Street which was formerly Bobbywood, A.J. Gators, and briefly the Wards Corner Pub.  Haskell plans for a renovated and rejuvenated look on the inside to include new tile flooring around the bar.  The area used by A.J. Gators for billiards will be re-purposed as a party room for groups of 25-30 and will feature new flooring as well.

Parking for Guads @ Granby St. is anticipated to be both in the front of the restaurant and in the rear of the building.  The parking lot in the rear will be re-graveled.  A new coat of bright yellow paint is expected to adorn the exterior of the restaurant within the next few days.  The blue awnings currently on the building are expected to stay.

Haskell indicates that she will be serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  The hours have not been finalized but based on operations at the other two Guads locations, she expects Guads @ Granby St. to close at 10pm Sunday – Thursday and at 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

No entertainment of any kind is planned.  Haskell’s goal is to open the restaurant in early-to-mid August.


Farm Fresh at Wards Corner to begin renovations

April 15, 2012

There has been a rumor for some time that the Farm Fresh at Wards Corner would be undergoing renovations in anticipation of the new Harris Teeter.

The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that a 2 million dollar renovation is expected to begin soon and wrap up by this coming fall.  Farm Fresh, according to the Pilot article, is keeping quiet on the details of the renovation by only saying “[i]t will include interior and exterior work”.

The Virginian Pilot article:  Farm Fresh in Wards Corner to undergo renovation

Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts Groundbreaking on Friday

December 15, 2011


Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts groundbreaking

November 8, 2011
Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts

Norfolk Collegiate Center for the Arts

Great news for Wards Corner.  Norfolk Collegiate has scheduled a groundbreaking for their Center for the Arts.  The groundbreaking will be on December 16, 2011 at 9:15am.

This 31,000 square foot fine arts center will have a 425 seat theater, an on-site student art gallery, classrooms, workshops and practice studios. The facility will be made available at night to the community for a slight charge for security and janitorial services.

The floor plan can be viewed here.

plaNorfolk 2030 coming to Wards Corner

October 6, 2011
Draft Future Land Use Map

Draft Future Land Use Map

The Planning Commission, Planning Department Staff, and the City have been working for months on a draft copy of the new General Plan for the City of Norfolk.

A community meeting will be held in the Wards Corner area on November 3, 2011 from 6-8pm at the Workforce Development Center, 201 E. Little Creek Road.

Join us to discuss and critique the plan.

The draft chapters and the draft land use map can be found here.

The flyer advertising the various plaNorfolk 2030 community meetings is here.


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