Candidates discuss Carvana development
Last week, Republican Jim Ingle and Democrat Murtaza Khan spoke and answered questions about the proposed Carvana auto inspection and storage facility planned for Woods Edge Road. The project is slated to be considered by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. Both candidates, who are vying to... Read more
Job seekers and those who would like to explore future career options are invited to stop by John Tyler Community College for two part-time Job and Internship Fairs. At these events, area employers will be on hand to discuss current part-time job and internship opportunities available in Central Virginia.... Read more
The Home Building Association of Richmond is hosting the 68th Annual Parade of Homes in October. The event is free to the public. The Parade of Homes, a self-guided tour of the region’s top new homes, begins on Oct. 5-6 and will run all four weekends of the month,... Read more
Supervisors sign off on real estate tax refund for developer
In order to try to spur more manufacturing in the county, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week voted unanimously and without comment in favor of a real estate tax grant for developer JLR Land LC of Richmond. The property in question – 1601 Bellwood Road – is located... Read more
Wheels turning for Carvana facility, Torch, Farrish
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission gave a unanimous approval recommendation last week on a proposed Carvana auto storage and inspection facility that would be built off Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. The matter now goes before the county Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. The rezoning and... Read more
Candlewood Suites coming near I-295
It looks as if a Candlewood Suites hotel is coming to eastern Chesterfield County. A site plan for a 90-room, five-story hotel was approved by the county Planning Department on April 25. The plan calls for a 54,545-square-foot building at 572 E. Hundred Road, next to a Wawa convenience... Read more
Craft brewery opening inside Molly’s Bicycle Shop
Something’s brewing in Chester, literally. Louis Scheer recently opened a craft beer brewery in Molly’s Bicycle Shop. The brewery – officially known as Molly’s Blind Dog Brewery and named after one of Scheer’s dogs, an Australian Shepherd who was deaf and mostly blind due to a birth defect –... Read more
Medical center, auto service, townhomes on the way
The hustle and bustle of development in eastern Chesterfield County continues, with an auto service center recently opening next to O’Reilly Auto Parts. Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers opened at 11231 Iron Bridge Road in May, an employee said. A certificate of occupancy was issued July 15 for... Read more
Cinema Cafe on the way
A Cinema Cafe is under construction at Bermuda Crossroads Marketplace on Jefferson Davis Highway, just north of Route 10. A construction company spokesman said site work will take two months, followed by construction of the movie theater over a nine-month period. That would result in a tentative June 2020... Read more
New townhomes slated for Chester
A new townhome community is coming to Chester. Barney and Kyle McLaughlin, father and son, have teamed up on The Village Townhomes. Dirt was recently turned on the project, located at 4513 and 4519 Lee St., and Kyle said footers would be dug this week. The first of four... Read more