S.J. Collins News

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:58pm

With a door buster special flier in hand, Aaron Nitz waited patiently Wednesday morning with a growing group of loyal shoppers and curious residents waiting to gain access to one of the most highly anticipated store openings on the Peninsula: Whole Foods.

“Well, it's a great place to find quality food,” said Nitz, who, with his wife, owns two electric cars they can charge at one of Whole Foods' five charging stations. “We can charge our cars and shop. It's good for us.”

Nitz certainly wasn't alone.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:50am

Whole Foods Market will open its first store in Newport News at the Marketplace at Tech Center on Nov. 4. The company will hold a bread-breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m., and doors will open to the public at 9 a.m.

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.