Here are some of the more notable openings and closings we’ve come across. If you know of any others that should be added to the list, please email [email protected]. We appreciate the help.
Abrams Realty held a grand opening of its office at 4560 South Boulevard Suite 120 in Virginia Beach on June 9.
A ribbon cutting for 1781 Café by Aromas at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown was held June 13.
Big Mike’s Aquatic Center, designed to promote water safety, swimming lessons and scuba diving certifications, opened on June 16. The center is located at 1413 N. Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.
USA Ninja Challenge, an obstacle course training gym for children, opened its second Virginia location at 4207 Portsmouth Blvd. Suite B in Chesapeake.
Southern Bank opened its first full-service banking facility on the Peninsula June 20 within The Atrium Building at 11832 Rock Landing Dr. in the Oyster Point area of Newport News.
The Chili’s Grill & Bar at Norfolk’s MacArthur Center mall closed June 25 after nearly two decades in operation.
Once Upon a Child held a grand opening of its newest location in Virginia Beach at 748 Independence Blvd., Suite 4566, on June 29, according to a press release.
Moxy, a trendy new hotel on 12th Street and Atlantic Avenue at the Oceanfront, opened June 29. Inside, the Belvedere South Coffee Shop & Diner opened June 30.
Servis1st Bank opened its first Virginia branch at 4505 Columbus St., Suite 100, in Virginia Beach at the beginning of the month.
Brothers reopened in Norfolk’s MacArthur Center on May 4.
Crumbl Cookies opened May 5 at 4680 Monticello Ave., Suite 16B, in Williamsburg.
Grunt Style, a national patriotic apparel brand, opened its first storefront in Virginia in the Norfolk Premium Outlets on May 5, according to a press release.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore opened a new location at 4824 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown on May 6.
Artisan market and refill bar Tilth & Oak held a grand opening May 6. It’s located at 4545 Main Street in Virginia Beach.
Super Chix Chicken & Custard opened its first restaurant in Virginia on May 8. It’s located at 200 College Row Unit 3119 in Williamsburg.
The Coffee Café opened May 9 on the first floor of Norfolk City Hall at 810 Union St., according to a press release.
Craft on Colley opened at 4110 Colley Ave. in Norfolk.
Legal Sea Foods, a Boston-based restaurant and oyster bar chain, held a grand opening in Virginia Beach Town Center at 211 Market Street on May 10, according to a press release.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill closed its restaurant in Newport News’ City Center.
Latitude Climbing + Fitness plans to open a new location in the spring in Hampton’s Peninsula Town Center.
Dodd RV and Marine had a ribbon cutting at its new location at 6326 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown on May 15.
Biscuit Belly opened at 605 Volvo Parkway Suite 100 in Chesapeake on May 15.
New retailer pOpshelf, which has most items priced $5 or less, opened a store at 1226 Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake, according to a press release.
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The fry flight from Pups and Pints sits on a table next to Kanan, owner Alex Lawson’s dog, in Virginia Beach.
Cap’n Ron’s in Norfolk reopened on March 3. It’s located at 9300 Chesapeake St. in the Ocean View area.
Beem Light Sauna held a grand opening on March 4. It’s located at 4576 Columbus St. in Virginia Beach’s Town Center.
Banfield Pet Hospital opened a standalone vet clinic at 1123 Mercury Blvd. in Hampton on March 4.
Staffing company Luttrell Staffing Group held a grand opening at 1548 B Holland Road on March 7, according to a press release.
A technical apparel and gear store, 5.11 Tactical, held a grand opening March 11 for its new store in Jefferson Commons shopping center in Newport News, according to a release.
After three years of operating within MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Bonilla Pet Studio has left the mall.
Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet at 4500 Pretty Lake Ave., Suite 104, in Norfolk, expanded its business next door and held a grand opening on March 11.
Popular breakfast spot Mary’s Kitchen reopened March 13 at 616 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach.
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The DQ Grill & Chill opened in Grafton Shopping Center in March.
Ynot Italian has closed its Colley Avenue location in the Ghent area of Norfolk due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a sign posted on their door. The sign encouraged customers to visit their locations in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to use their loyalty points.
Arbuckle’s Bar & Grill opened at the Cavalier Resort at 4101 Atlantic Ave. in Virginia Beach.
Outback Steakhouse in Hampton’s Peninsula Town Center closed mid-March.
Black Angus Restaurant opened its new location at 1340 N Great Neck Road, Suite 1228, in Virginia Beach.
Goodwill opened a new location at 1661 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach on March 16, according to a news release.
Yoolks On Us opened a second location in Portsmouth on March 17 at 6205-A Portsmouth Blvd.
Dolcinea Pizzeria opened March 17 at 1255 Fordham Drive in Virginia Beach.
C4 Coffee held a grand opening on March 19, according to its Facebook page. The shop is located at 4676 Princess Anne Road Suite 120 in Virginia Beach.
DQ Grill & Chill opened at 5704 George Washington Memorial Highway in York County’s Grafton Shopping Center on March 20.
After 45 years, York County landmark Pop’s Drive-In closed on March 22 and the building is for sale.
After nearly 40 years, Colley Discount Pharmacy in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood closed on March 23.
Chipotle opened at 1805 Frederick Blvd. Lot A in Portsmouth on March 24, according to a news release.
S&S Dance held a grand opening March 25, according to its Facebook page. The dance studio is located at 5780 Churchland Blvd. in Portsmouth.
Turnip Sprout opened in the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center at 110 W. Finney Ave. on March 29.
Frank’s Monster Munchies Cantina opened March 30 at 2710 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton.
The Rustic Spoon opened a second location March 30, according to a Facebook post. The restaurant is located at 2133 Upton Drive, Suite 130, in Virginia Beach.
Network Peninsula, which connects communities to nonprofits, held a grand opening for a new office March 31. The hub is located at 749A Thimble Shoals Blvd. in Newport News.
Pie-O-Neer Pizza Bar at Landstown Commons in Virginia Beach closed March 31, according to its Facebook page.
American Freight — a furniture, mattress and appliance store — held a grand reopening the weekend of March 31. The store is located at 451 Oriana Road in Newport News.
Antique shop Hunt and Gather opened at 110 W. 21st St. in Norfolk on Feb. 1.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened a new location at 721 N. Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake on Feb. 2, according to a release.
Green Clean Express Auto Wash opened Feb. 3 at 3011 Turnpike Road in Portsmouth, according to a press release.
Brick Anchor Brew-House, a downtown Norfolk steampunk-themed restaurant and pub, closed Feb. 3, owner Phil Smith announced in a Facebook post.
The Booster Box, a trading card game store, opened on Feb. 3 at 3877 Holland Road, Suite 507, in Virginia Beach.
The Roads Bistro, a restaurant specializing in American-style tapas and craft beer, held a soft opening at 3809 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach on Feb. 3, according to its Facebook page.
Matt’s Smackin Macs opened on Feb. 4 at 13650 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News, according to their Facebook page.
Gogi Guys Korean BBQ held a soft opening on Feb. 11 at 717 W. 21st St., Norfolk, according to its Facebook page.
17 Hands Coffee held a grand opening on Feb. 14 to celebrate its remodeling and expansion at 1830 Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach.
Nando’s, a South African fast food chain that specializes in flame-grilled chicken with peri-peri pepper and sauce flavors, opened Feb. 16 at 221 Central Park Avenue in Virginia Beach Town Center.
Cannabist held a grand opening of its newest dispensary on Feb. 16. The dispensary is located in at 2400 Cunningham Drive, Suite 600, in Hampton.
The Cavalier Resort is finally complete with the soft opening Feb. 16 of the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Virginia Beach.
Popular home goods retailer Tuesday Morning announced the closure of three Hampton Roads locations at 118 West 21st St. in Norfolk and 11006 Warwick Blvd. and 12233 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News. Closing sales are underway at all three locations, according to the company’s website.
We Rock the Spectrum, a children’s gym in Chesapeake, held its grand opening Feb. 18 at 211 Providence Road, Suite 3.
K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel opened its first Virginia location at 550 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach on Feb. 18.
Suffolk staple Bennett’s Creek Farm Market at 3881 Bridge Road has closed its doors. Steve Jefferys, the farm market’s general manager, made the announcement via Facebook on Feb. 20.
Cork & Bull Chophouse opened Feb. 21 at 600 Belaire Ave. in Chesapeake.
Crumbl Cookies opened at 300 Constitution Drive, Suite 104, in Virginia Beach on Feb. 24, according to a release.
Vortex Express Car Wash opened on Feb. 24 at 150 Jonathans Way in Suffolk, according to a release.
The Bonbonnier in Norfolk closed on Feb. 25, according to staff and their Facebook page.
JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor held a soft opening for their services in Williamsburg this month.
Back Bay Market and Deli opened at 4100 Charity Neck Road in Virginia Beach on Jan. 3, according to their Facebook page.
Record shop Thanks For Listening opened at 315 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach on Jan. 6.
Biggby Coffee opened its first Virginia location in Virginia Beach on Jan. 10. It’s located at 2422 Princess Anne Road.
King Crab Juicy Seafood at 1640 Richmond Road in Williamsburg closed. A new business — Ramen Talk — is ready to take King Crab’s location, according to action taken on Jan. 10 by the Williamsburg Architectural Review Board, in which signage for the business was approved.
The Untamed Chef, which offers hands-on cooking classes, held its grand opening at 1296 S. Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake on Jan. 14.
Café Full Circle opened this month at 1730 D George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown.
Birds and Bourbon opened at 116 Granby St. in downtown Norfolk.
Hibachi 2 Go! opened at 736 Merrimac Trail in York County’s Edge District.
Commune is reopening in phases as they await a conditional use permit from the city of Norfolk which would allow them to serve alcohol. Their first phase of reopening was on Jan. 18. You can find out more about reopening plans on their Instagram page.
Blackeyed Peas Restaurant held its grand opening on Jan. 20, according to a release. The restaurant is located at 701 Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach.
Zinnia opened Jan. 24 at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk after being closed in 2020 because of the pandemic. The cafe was renovated and has a new menu.
Jewelry store Lovisa opened in Newport News’ Patrick Henry Mall across from Bath & Body Works on Jan. 27, according to a press release.
Norfolk’s Military Circle mall closed on Jan. 31.
Hackers at Hilltop, a restaurant featuring golf simulator rooms, plans to open in Virginia Beach, according to their Instagram page.
A combined craft brewery and cidery, Sojourn Fermentory, is coming to the Bridgeport area of North Suffolk.
I Heart Mac & Cheese, a South Florida-based restaurant specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, will open its first Hampton Roads location in Chesapeake in the summer.
Colonial Iron Gym will open in the summer in the Edge District of York County, in the shopping center between the ABC store and Dollar General.
District Apizza plans to open this summer in Norfolk’s Railroad District at 2411 Granby Street, according to a press release.
Starbucks plans to open a location at 327 Richmond Road near William & Mary in late summer.
Later this year, Dick’s will open a House of Sport location in Chesapeake. The store will feature batting cages, golf bays, a climbing wall and more.
Onelife Fitness plans to hold a grand opening in Hampton’s Coliseum Marketplace in the fall.