For Troy and Joyce Smith, Friday dinner at Mission BBQ in Chesterfield was an occasion two months in the making. This couple is just one of perhaps thousands taking advantage of phase one of reopening in Chesterfield.
After weeks of economic burden from statewide COVID-19 restrictions Virginia ABC authority announced Wednesday that it will be accelerating the process for licensees to receive approval for temporary outside dining areas.
Some central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley Hair Cuttery employees are getting some cash for back wages. This follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor and a decision by a bankruptcy court in Maryland.
Usually, Above the Bar Gymnastics in Hanover is buzzing with activity, as gymnasts of all ages and abilities work to improve their skills. But ever since closing its doors on March 13, it’s been another locally owned small business fighting to survive.
Across Virginia, the story is the same for tens of thousands of restaurants, shops, salons, spas, gyms, theaters, transportation services, malls — many at risk of disappearing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photographer Shaun Aigner-Lee is yet another example of someone in our community being “Virginia Strong.”She’s making house calls in her neighborhood taking pictures of families on their porches to raise money for FeedMore.
After over a month of statewide stay-at-home restrictions following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March the National Restaurant Association says that the foodservice industry is poised to lose more than $1.3 billion in sales for April if trends continue through the month.
While restaurants and distilleries remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam has directed Virginia ABC to allow the businesses to sell mixed drinks through takeout or delivery, starting at midnight Thursday.
Small businesses have been hit hard due to social distancing guidelines and the closure of non-essential businesses. A Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur and his wife started a non profit to help small businesses stay afloat.
In an effort to ease the economic blow the statewide COVID-19 restrictions are having on local businesses, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and County Administrators is launching an initiative to support locally owned restaurants, caterers and similar businesses by purchasing meals for public