S.J. Collins News

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 3:26pm

 Marketplace at Tech Center

The $450 million Tech Center development in Newport News is bringing new retailers to the Peninsula. Some have already opened their doors to the public and more plan to do the same in the following weeks.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:38am

Consider driving your taste buds to Newport News this month if you’re in the mood for something different.

More than a dozen restaurants and shops are rolling out in the Marketplace at Tech Center, including a handful that are new to Hampton Roads.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, which serves a lengthy lineup of house beers, recently opened in the 250,000-square-foot retail hub. Cafe Rio and Mellow Mushroom, two other popular restaurant chains, will begin serving there this month.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:22am

Tech Center Progress

The signs are up, the parking lot is striped and yet the question still remains: When will the Newport News Whole Foods open?

"We'll have news on the Whole Foods Market Newport News store opening date soon," said Katie Malloy, Whole Foods spokeswoman.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:31am

Marketplace at Tech Center

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (September 2015) – Starbucks and BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse have officially opened for business at the Marketplace at Tech Center. The 250,000-square-foot retail center is part of Tech Center, a 100-acre mixed-use development in Newport News. Marketplace at Tech Center will offer a distinct blend of retail and boutique shops, casual and fine dining and year-round recreation.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 1:09pm

Developer S. J. Collins Enterprises plans to start construction next month on an 11-acre retail project in Chamblee anchored by a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Marketplace.

Known as Peachtree Crossing, the project is taking shape on the former Oxford Chemical site, a property that had been targeted for redevelopment on what’s become an active stretch of Peachtree lined by MARTA’s Gold line. The area includes cities such as Chamblee just north of Atlanta’s tallest office and residential towers.