Midtown Row developer Broad Street Realty has announced that kickboxing studio 9Round will open at the Monticello Shopping Center later this year.
The kickboxing gym will be at 218 Monticello Ave. Brynn Jacoby, director of marketing for Broad Street Realty, said 9Round will be good fit with Earth Fare, the newly opened organic grocery store nearby.
“9Round was chosen because it supports our vision for Midtown Row by bringing experiential retail that will appeal to both the community at large and future Midtown residents,” she said in a statement. “Our goal is to curate a diverse retail mix of local and national tenants offering great experiences, services, dining, and goods.”
Founded by Shannon Hudson and his wife Heather in Greenville, S.C., the company owns another gym on Victory Boulevard in Yorktown and more than 700 franchises across 13 countries. According to the studio’s website, 9Round specializes in delivering 30 minute kickboxing circuit workouts across nine stations.
An opening date for 9Round has not yet been announced. Other confirmed tenants for the mixed-use commercial and residential development include Sal’s by Victor, Marshalls, ACE Hardware and the ABC Store.
“This is a great step forward for us, and we look forward to more tenant announcements very soon,” said Jacoby.
For more information, visit 9round.com.
Florida-based supermarket chain Publix is expected to open its doors to the public in early fourth quarter 2018, James City County Economic Development Director Amy Jordan confirmed.
The new store will be the Monticello Marketplace shopping center at the 69,000-square-foot site of the former Martin’s Foods grocery store, which was closed in July 2017. Jordan said that, although work on the building is nearly finished, Publix has yet to receive a certificate from the county allowing the building to be occupied by employees and customers.
A tentative opening date for the store has previously been scheduled by the company for late October.
“They’ve got to get the shelves stocked, they’ve got to get employees trained, so all of that will take some time,” she said.
The new store is expected to bring 140 new jobs to the area, and will be the first Publix on the Peninsula, joining eight stores operated by the grocery chain in and around the Richmond metro area.
For more information and updates on the new store, visit hello.publix.com/locations.
Virginia Gourmet now offers its commercial kitchen for rent and contract packaging services.
The specialty food shop’s commercial kitchen is about 600 square feet and includes equipment such as a six-burner stove and oven, a 20-liter stand mixer, two 40-gallon kettles and a proofing oven, according to a James City Economic Development Authority news release.
The kitchen, which is certified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is available for an hourly rate. The company will also offer contract packaging services for people who need food packaged, labeled and shipped, the release states.
For more information, visit virginiagourmetfood.com or call 757-645-2970.
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following recent lease transactions in the Hampton Roads area:
JSRS Associates, LLC renewed its lease of 5,000 square feet in Toano Business Center at 8105 Richmond Road, Toano. Dawn F. Griggs, SIOR and Drew Haynie handled the lease negotiations.
U.S. Army Recruiting Center renewed its lease of 1,400 square feet in Fox Mill Centre at 6689 Fox Centre Parkway., Gloucester. Chris Rouzie and David Tunnicliffe handled the lease negotiations.
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