State approves emergency facility in Chester
It looks as if Chester may finally be getting an emergency room. Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center received notice that a Certificate of Public Need application it filed with the state last October was approved May 21. “We’re absolutely thrilled this was approved,” Bon Secours CEO Chris Accashian... Read more
Panda Express, Popeyes on the way
Site plans have been approved for two fast food restaurants on Jefferson Davis Highway. Popeyes and Panda Express received site plan approvals on Dec. 20 and March 20, respectively. The two businesses would be located at 12131 and 12149 Jefferson Davis Highway south of a Dollar Tree store, which... Read more
Amin named Chester’s ‘Businessperson of the Year’
P.C. Amin was honored as the Chester Business Association’s Businessperson of the Year last week. In receiving the Snead-Stebbins Award for his efforts to promote business in the Chester area, Amin gave the area high praise. Amin, who immigrated to the U.S. from India, said locals have not given... Read more
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Niagara Cares bring improvements to TDHS
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and Niagara Cares recently teamed up to give Thomas Dale High School’s fitness facility and urban garden a $75,000 renovation. Four times a year, the foundation and Niagara Cares collaborate on a two-day community enhancement project to promote a healthy style of living in... Read more
Shamin Hotels plans to develop mixed-use site east of I-95
Shamin Hotels, Inc., the largest hotelier in Virginia, last week announced that it plans to invest approximately $125 million in Chesterfield County through multiple projects. Shamin, which is currently developing a Residence Inn next to Johnston Willis Hospital, plans to develop a 12-acre site east of Interstate 95 adjacent... Read more
White House visit
Jimmy and Gail Davis, owners of Davis Auto Sales and Davis Off Road on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County, visited the White House on June 14 to hear about expanding health care options for small businesses through health reimbursement arrangements. The event was invitation-only. Read more
Trucking terminal going up on Station Road
Evans Construction of Richmond is currently building a truck terminal at 2227 Station Road for New Bell Trucking. The site plan lists a 9,800-square-foot, 35-feet-tall, one-story building and loading dock on 9.16 acres, including 4.36 acres in a “disturbed area.” The site plan was approved Aug. 15 last year.... Read more
Oil change?
Workers were busy last week at 10850 Iron Bridge Road, where a Valvoline Instant Oil Change is being built between Kroger Marketplace and Murry & Kuhn Dentistry. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more
New drive-through lanes approved for Chick-fil-A
The Chester Chick-fil-A may soon be getting two new drive-through lanes after the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved a zoning amendment last week. The request for the business at 2900 West Hundred Road also includes a minor building addition. It involved an 11-foot exception to the 50-foot setback along... Read more
New building on the way at Village Green
The last commercial lot in the Village Green mixed-use development is the site of a building under construction. Property manager Sean Eichert said the 12,000-square-foot, two-story building on the northeast corner of Chester Village Drive and Route 10 will house two existing businesses that plan to relocate within the... Read more