S.J. Collins News

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.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:25am

The Toledo Plan Commission approved site plans Thursday for Secor Village, a new shopping development that will have a Whole Foods Market as the anchor tenant.

The 40,000-square-foot upscale gourmet grocery and two smaller commercial/​retail buildings will be constructed on seven acres along Secor Road near Executive Parkway at the site of the former Showcase Cinemas

George Oravecz, the developer’s engineer, told the planning board the proposed shopping center will complete the rebuilding of the movie theater property that was demolished in 2011.