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SHRA Announces White Marsh Pointe at Eagle Landing

With its October 23, 2020, mortgage closing and loan endorsement by HUD, the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (SRHA), took a major step toward providing a better living environment for lower income families. White Marsh Pointe at Eagle Landing located at the end of Davis Boulevard off of White Marsh Road provides 206 apartments that will include 113 rehabbed units (formerly Cypress Manor) and 93 newly constructed units (formerly Parker Riddick). In January of 2021, the demolition of Parker Riddick began as did the rehabilitation of the 113 units of formerly Cypress Manor (now known as Eagle Landing). As of this date, all but one building has been fully rehabilitated and reoccupied and the first of the newly constructed units will be occupied in January of 2023.

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MSI to Establish East Coast Distribution Facility in Virginia

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that M S International, Inc. (MSI), the leading supplier of flooring, countertops, wall tile, and hardscaping products in North America, will invest $61.6 million to establish its East Coast distribution facility in the City of Suffolk. McDonald Development will construct a new 548,000-square-foot building at 2821 Holland Road for the company. Virginia successfully competed with Georgia, New Jersey, and South Carolina for the project, which will create 80 new jobs.

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Banner’s Hallmark Moves to New, Larger Location

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 10 am to mark the official new location grand opening of Banner’s Hallmark in the Harbour View East Shopping Center, located at 6253 College Dr, Suite 100. Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett will be on-hand for the event. The grand opening is open to the public and Banner’s Hallmark is offering giveaways, gifts with purchase, sales on select merchandise, and will have a food truck vendor for customers.

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ReVISION Medspa and Lasik

ReVISION Medspa and Lasik, 1009 Centerbrooke Lane, Suite 201, will host a grand opening on Thursday, November 10th from 5-8 pm. ReVISION Medspa and Lasik offers skin care treatments including facial rejuvenation procedures, laser hair removal, body sculpting, as well as Lasik surgery, SMILE laser vision correction, and other eye procedures.

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Bon Secours Breaks Ground at New Hospital in Suffolk

Today, Bon Secours leaders were joined by City of Suffolk, business, and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Bon Secours Harbour View Hospital, which will bring enhanced health care to the communities of Northern Suffolk and Western Hampton Roads.

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Amazon and Governor Glenn Youngkin Host Grand Opening of First Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center in Virginia

Today, Amazon opened the doors of its newest robotics fulfillment center in Suffolk, Virginia, to policymakers and community leaders for a special grand opening event. The 3.8 million-square-foot facility is Amazon’s ninth fulfillment center in Virginia, and the Commonwealth’s first Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center. More than 1,500 employees at this facility work alongside innovative robotics technology to pick, pack, and ship smaller-sized customer items such as home goods, electronics, toys and books.

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Lowe’s to Establish Coastal Holding Facility in Virginia, Creating 100 New Jobs

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), one of the largest home improvement retailers in the world, will establish a coastal holding facility in the City of Suffolk, which will create 100 new jobs. The company’s first distribution operation located in the Virginia Port Logistics Park will receive imported goods through The Port of Virginia to supply regional distribution facilities.

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The Digital Realty Team Opens Office in Suffolk

The Digital Realty Team, located at 5911 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 101, is having a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 14 at 4:00 pm. Suffolk Mayor Michael Duman will be present at the event.

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Suffolk Welcomes New Restaurant to Downtown

Da’lish, a multi-cultural restaurant, has opened inside of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, located at 110 W Finney Avenue in Historic Downtown Suffolk. The grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, October 13 at 2 p.m. Mayor Michael Duman will be in attendance at the event.

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Suffolk Celebrates Small Business Saturday with {Re}Stored Pop-Up Shop Event in Downtown

The City of Suffolk Economic Development Department invites you to kick off the holiday season by strolling along Bank and Main Streets on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022 for the {Re}Stored Pop-Up Shop Event. This one-of-a kind shopping event offers hard to find handcrafted creations and eclectic gifts for you and those special people in your life. This Small Business Saturday, join over 30 merchants throughout Suffolk’s historic downtown district offering artisan-quality crafts, jewelry, fine art, woodcrafts, crocheted items, pottery, handbags, holiday ornaments, home decor, and more. Discounts and holiday specials from other downtown established retailers and restaurants will be offered as well.

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IRG to Construct New, 227,000 Sq. Ft. Distribution Facility for RoadOne IntermodaLogistics in Suffolk, Virginia

Industrial Realty Group, LLC (IRG), one of the largest industrial real estate developers in the nation, is proud to announce an agreement has been executed to develop a state-of-the-art distribution facility in Suffolk near the Port of Virginia. Upon completion, the project will be fully leased to RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company with a national footprint.

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Herald Flats to Hold Ribbon Cutting

Herald Flats, a new apartment and commercial complex, located at 130 S. Saratoga Street, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 22, at 1:00 pm. Suffolk Vice-Mayor Leroy Bennett will be on hand for the event.

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Leading Lawn and Garden Manufacturer Selects Virginia for Expansion

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Oldcastle APG, the second largest manufacturer of lawn and garden products in NorthAmerica, is renovating a vacant building in the City of Suffolk into one of the company’s most technologically advanced manufacturing operations. This will be the company’s second Lawn & Garden operation in theCommonwealth, alongside Mountain Materials in Russell County, and will lead to major new investment, and the creation of 28 new jobs. The company is also committing to purchase 80 percent of all forest products from Virginia forest land owners. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project.

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA to Expand in Virginia, Creating 79 New Jobs

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA), one of the largest vertically integrated coffee companies in North America and the North American operating unit of the Italy-based global coffee roaster and marketer Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, will invest $29.1 million to consolidate and expand operations at its roasting facility in the City of Suffolk. Virginia successfully competed with New Jersey for the project, which will create 79 new jobs.

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Green Clean Express to Celebrate Third Suffolk Grand Opening with Free Signature Car Washes

Green Clean Express Auto Wash is celebrating the Grand Opening of its eighth Hampton Roads express tunnel car wash location at 2825 Godwin Blvd. with 10 days of Free Car Washes. From June 3-22, 2022, customers will receive a FREE signature “Clean Extreme” wash ($20 value) with a monetary donation to the Suffolk Youth Athletic Association (SYAA). 100% of all donations will help support SYAA’s mission of providing a safe and positive sporting experience for area youth and communities.

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Atlantic Constructors Expands Footprint in Hampton Roads

Atlantic Constructors, Inc., (ACI) the region’s leading commercial and industrial contractor with offices in Richmond, Roanoke, Sterling, Hampton Roads, and Wilmington, NC, is expanding its presence in southeastern Virginia and has just finished renovating their new corporate office and fabrication facility, located in the Suffolk Industrial Park at 2000 Amedeo Court.

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Expansion of Historic Peanut Processor in the City of Suffolk

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Birdsong Peanuts, a cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry for more than 100 years, will invest $25.1 million into its peanut shelling facility in the City of Suffolk. Birdsong’s investment to refurbish and automate its production lines will make its Suffolk facility one of the most modern and efficient of the company’s five shelling plants that will stretch from Virginia to Texas. In addition to winning this competitive expansion project, Birdsong is committing to additional growing opportunities for Virginia peanut producers for many years to come.

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Acesur to Host Grand Opening Celebration

Acesur, a global leader in the olive oil industry with roots in Spain and a production facility in Suffolk Industrial Park, is celebrating their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Although the facility has been operational since 2019, due to the pandemic, they were not able to officially celebrate. The grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., at 1010 Obici Industrial Boulevard. Suffolk Mayor Michael Duman will be on hand for the event.

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Wall Street Café Opens Second Location

Wall Street Café will be celebrating the opening of their second location, at 347 North Main Street, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on
Saturday, May 14th at 12 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

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Flood Mitigation Company Opens in Downtown Suffolk

Building Resilient Solutions (BRS), a flood mitigation company providing retrofit designs for existing and historic buildings experiencing repetitive flooding and flood damage, is hosting its ribbon cutting at 147 North Main Street in Suffolk on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. Suffolk Mayor Michael Duman will be on hand for the celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

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Catering Company Opens Downtown Cafe

Reynolds Café, a new Downtown Suffolk business, offers a diverse menu featuring sandwich combos, salads, a soup of the day, and more. Located at 249 Carolina Avenue, the café is situated in the Downtown District of Suffolk, making it the perfect place to grab lunch during your workday! Reynolds Café is celebrating their Grand Opening on March 24, 2022, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Mayor Michael Duman will be on hand for the event.

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Family-Owned Bakery Celebrates Second Anniversary

Pink Box Sweets has been open at the Harbour View Marketplace, 5860 Harbour View Boulevard, Suite B2, for two years. To celebrate, they are hosting an official Grand Opening – Ribbon Ceremony on Monday, February 14, 2022, the exact day of their two year – anniversary, which happens to be Valentine’s Day. Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett will be on hand for the event.

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New Boutique Salon Opens in Governor’s Pointe

Apothecary 1885, a new beauty salon and spa, has opened at 1885 Governors Pointe Drive in the Governor’s Pointe Neighborhood. To celebrate, they are hosting a Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. Suffolk Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett will be on hand for the event which is open to the public.

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Suffolk Gets a Little Sweeter with Nothing Bundt Cakes

Tiffany Hassell-Gregory opened her first Nothing Bundt Cakes in Chesapeake’s Greenbrier area in 2018 and is thrilled to double the joy she can share with a second location in her hometown of Suffolk. “We are such a celebratory brand, and this is the perfect time to be able to honor and celebrate those who have pulled together through such a difficult past year and half to strengthen our beautiful community,” explained Hassell-Gregory. “From medical workers and first responders to teachers and special needs champions, the resilience our community has shown is amazing.” Although the bakery opened December 10, Hassell-Gregory and her team look forward to celebrating with a grand opening February 4-5 and all are invited to join.

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New Insurance Agency Opens in Harbour View

Businesses and individuals have a new option for auto, home, condo, renters, motorcycle, business, life, ATV and boat insurance. The Calvin Malone Insurance Agency, an Allstate Insurance office, has opened this month. To celebrate, they are hosting an official Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting ceremony on December 15th at 11 a.m. Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett will attend the event, which is open to the public.

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Over Five Million Square Feet of New Industrial Real Estate to Open in Suffolk in 2022

Suffolk’s ample land opportunities, strong infrastructure, proximity to the growing Port of Virginia facilities and access to a qualified labor pool has long made it an attractive location for industrial development and investment. This trend is continuing and throughout calendar year 2022, at least 6 newly constructed buildings, that are currently in the design and construction phases, will open. These projects will welcome new companies and create new jobs opportunities throughout Virginia’s largest geographic city.

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Tidewater Animal Clinic Expands to New, State-of-The-Art Facility

Tidewater Animal Clinic has moved to its new location at 538 E. Constance Road, in Suffolk. They will officially see their last client at the former location, at 542 E. Constance Road, this week. To celebrate the expansion, they are hosting a Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday July 17th at 1 p.m. Mayor Michael Duman will be on hand for the event. An Open House will follow, which is open to the public, wrapping up at 5 p.m.

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Governor Northam Announces Lumber Exporting Company to Establish Operations in Suffolk

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Kristi Corporation, a global supplier of industrial raw material for aluminum and steel metallurgical industries, will invest $1.1 million to establish a log load and fumigation facility at 1326 Portsmouth Boulevard in the City of Suffolk. The company plans to source 100 percent of its exports from Virginia loggers. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina and Pennsylvania for the project, which will create 10 new jobs.

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Virginia Plastic Surgery Announces Grand Opening

Roshan P. Morbia MD, who has been serving the residents of Hampton Roads with a wide range of plastic surgery procedures, has opened his own independent facility. Virginia Plastic Surgery is located at 1037 Champions Way, Suite 600, in Harbour View. To celebrate, he and his team are hosting a Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 19th at 2 p.m. Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett will be on hand for the event, which is open to the public.

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New Suffolk Business Aims to Get More Food to More People

An innovative new company in Suffolk has big plans. GoGreen Farms & Greenhouses has set up operations at Virginia Regional Commerce Park, located at Virginia Regional Drive, off of Route 460/Holland Road. By working with a network of local farms and producers, the company will be able to distribute food to organizations such as schools and military campuses.

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Who’s Hiring in Suffolk? Here’s a List

Businesses across the United States have reopened their doors and are gearing up to get back to pre – pandemic operations. In Suffolk, there has been a shift in focus to reemployment across a broad range of industries. To assist employers, the Suffolk Economic Development Department maintains a list of current companies based in Suffolk who are actively recruiting talent. The link to current postings is available on the YesSuffolk website, under the COVID-19 Resources tab. Jobs are listed alphabetically and, once selected, will take you directly to the online job listing or description. Wages range from $10.50/hour on up to management – level salaries.

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Knotts Coffee Company Sets a Grand Opening Date for their Brick and Mortar

Knotts Coffee Company announced on January 13, 2021 that it will host its grand opening on Jan. 16, 2021. The opening comes after a complete buildout in the 1500 building of the Bridgeport community, located in the North Suffolk corridor. Operators, JT Holt and Dylan Huffman are excited to welcome the community into their vibrant space.

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