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Prince William County approves grants to bolster hospitality and retail businesses

Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved the Lift Up Lodging and Restore Retail grant programs from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED). The $10 million grant program, which will launch by Dec. 31, aims to cushion the ongoing crunch felt by hotels, restaurants, event spaces, and storefront retail businesses.

New Giant Food opens Nov. 19 in Manassas at Bull Run shopping center; West Gate Giant closing

Giant Food will open a new store at 10864 Sudley Manor Drive. Manassas, on Friday, Nov. 19. The new store includes is a pharmacy, a pre-order/pick-up area, a wide assortment of ready-to-eat items, a Starbucks, bakery and a florist shop

Some 28 new businesses open in PWC in September

Some 28 businesses received a ‘Certificate of Occupancy’ or official letter to ‘Open for Business’ in September from Prince William County's Department of Development Services (Small Business Project Management Program). This brings the 2021 total to 280 new enterprises that are now "Open for Business," according to a news release.

Most businesses in Prince William County must file Recycling Report by Oct.15

Businesses in Prince William County must now complete and file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by Oct. 15 each year. Code changes that took effect in January 2021 moved the reporting deadline from Feb. 15 to Oct. 15. Homes businesses and businesses based in incorporated towns are exempt.

Amazon said to be setting up a delivery station in Stafford in September

According to the weekly business news magazine, Virginia Business, Amazon.com Inc. has announced it plans to open a 200,000-square-foot delivery station in Stafford County in September.

Spill of unknown chemical in Manassas sends 15 to hospital

Prince William Fire and Rescue Crews arrived shortly after a 6:20 AM dispatch for a reported chemical spill in the 7500 block of Notes Drive, Manassas, with several employees reporting difficulty breathing, according to Matt Smolsky, Assistant Chief.

2021 State Fair focuses on agriculture, the state’s largest industry

Virginia’s agricultural heritage is at the heart of the State Fair of Virginia, and agricultural activities continue in 2021 with a long list of farm-related attractions. The fair, canceled in 2020, will be held Sept. 24-Oct 3 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County about 1.5 hours on I-95 south from Rte/ 234.

Shell casings found after jewelry store owner reports destruction of property

During a follow-up the next day, the business owner reported shell casings were found near a neighboring business.

PWC supervisors earmark $930,000 toward master planning for new libraries and senior center

Current and forecasted population growth in the Woodbridge Magisterial District shows that the district needs a new library and that the senior center and Potomac Community Library are hard-pressed to meet current demand. Each project will receive $310,000 toward the in-house staffing, engineering, and architectural services needed to develop a master plan that will guide design, construction, and programming.

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