S.J. Collins News

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:24am

Point 2 Running Co. plans to open 10 a.m. Thursday at the Marketplace at Tech Center in Newport News.

The running store has been serving the greater Peninsula area since its founding in May, according to a news release. The store is moving from its current location near Kiln Creek.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:23am

Have you ever had a pizza that literally changed your life?

Gray Nelson did.

And even though it was way back in 2002, he remembers it like it was yesterday.

"It was so good," Nelson said.

How good was it? It was so good that after eating at the Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Destin, Fla., Nelson bought a souvenir T-shirt.

Then he asked his wife if he could open a Mellow Mushroom of his own.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:09am

After originally planning to be open this fall, Whole Foods last month confirmed that their new Fayetteville store won’t open until spring 2016.

This week, a developer behind the project offered some insight as to why.

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:02am

Onelife Fitness plans to open its newest Hampton Roads club at the Marketplace at Tech Center.

"We think Tech Center is going to be an incredible project and we just want to be part of it," said co-executive chairman Kirk Galiani of US Fitness Holdings, which includes the Onelife and Crunch Fitness brands.

Construction could begin early next year behind Ulta, said Jeff Garrison of Georgia-based S.J. Collins Enterprises, the Tech Center retail development partner.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:29pm

Shoppers, mark your calendars.

After years of planning and months of construction, Whole Foods — the national grocer that is locally sourced, organic and natural — announced Tuesday that it will open its 40,000-square-foot store in Newport News on Nov. 4, according to company spokeswoman Katie Malloy.

The store is located at 12080 Jefferson Ave. in the Marketplace at Tech Center development. It will sell a number of organic products, including seasonal, locally grown produce, seafood, meat and poultry.