Month: March 2020
Restaurant updates — who’s open?
I noticed Aroma’s coffee house open today on Prince George St. and was compelled to duck in for quick to-go cup. (They had a table selling coffee and snacks outside as well for customers who didn’t want to walk inside.) While taking all suggested health precautions, supporting struggling local businesses that have been suddenly racked by the virus shutdown feels like the right thing to do.
The Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association is pitching in by updating the status of dozens of local restaurants multiple times a day. Some have closed for now, some are offering delivery and curb-side pickup only, and others have kept their dining rooms open, but with limited seating.
The urge to help is strong, and the situation is so fluid that the timely updates are appreciated.
Williamsburg’s restaurant scene is so vibrant and getting even better. It’s a big part of what makes living here so enjoyable. The sincere hope is that all will come back strong when a sense of normalcy finally breaks through this terribly uncertain time.
Why not check out the WARA list and think about placing an order to feed your family and support your hard-working restaurant neighbors? It will be so appreciated.
Additionally, WARA is encouraging customers to buy gift cards from a member restaurant. Those who purchase a card worth at least $25 (and send in proof of purchase to Debi Schaefer at director@WaraRest.com) will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.
Liz Local — Murdoch’s Bistro
Welcome to the “South’s best small town”
Wow! What a feather in the cap for Williamsburg, to be crowned as “the South’s best small town 2020” by Southern Living magazine.
The sub-title to the feature story just published: “The colonial charmer is having a modern moment.”
After an introduction that highlights Williamsburg’s traditional and historic past, the article states: “Today, the appeal lies in its ability to perform a delicate dance between old and new, between honoring its past and embracing a more modern future. ‘Williamsburg has grown so much in the past few years,’ says Brittany Rolston, owner of The Shoe Attic near CW. ‘People aren’t coming here just for the history or theme parks anymore. They’re coming to enjoy the town.’ ”
And we enjoy the kind of kudo that tells the country what we already know: It’s hard to beat the ‘burg.
Go HERE to enjoy the entire story in Southern Living.
5 Reasons: 116 Western Gailes!
4 Bedroom | 4.1 Bath | 3,605 Sq Ft
Now offered at $599,000.
5 Reasons why you will want to consider this beautiful Ford’s Colony home:
- Fabulous new price of $599,000.
- Perfect location with a 3-car garage.
- Gourmet kitchen with granite, prep sink, Viking range, Subzero fridge and pantry.
- First- and second-floor master bedrooms. All bedrooms with tiled en-suite baths.
- MOVE-IN READY!
View more photographs and information on 116 Western Gailes here.
Come for Coffee with the Board
Make a note of the next “Coffee with the Board” event to be held Monday, March 16 at the community services building.
Coffee with the Board meetings are planned every other month in 2020. The March meeting will focus on, but not be limited to, the concerns of Ford’s Colony families with minor children. The meeting will be hosted by Carmen Hegge-Kleiser, vice-president of the Ford’s Colony Homeowners’ Association board of directors.
These meetings are held in a smaller room better for conversation, so space is limited. Please contact Carmen to make a reservation. Carmen.firstname.lastname@example.org.