Chesterfield County

Region Celebrates Opening of Two Breweries

The Gateway Region is already home to a long list of attractions and lifestyle amenities that attract visitors from all over the country. And this month, it added two more. In June, not one, but two breweries opened in the region, offering residents and tourists new hot spots to enjoy fresh, local beer and food. […]

Industrial Deal Brings Arizona Firm to Chesterfield

By Michael Thompson, Richmond BizSense For its first foothold on the East Coast, an Arizona-based manufacturer has landed in Chesterfield County. Fajon Turbine Parts & Repairs plans to begin operations this month at 8310 Shell Road just off Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County. The steam and gas turbine replacement parts and service company has leased […]

Steam Bell Beer Works Opens Brewery in Chesterfield

By Brandon Shulleeta, Richmond Times-Dispatch Chesterfield County residents who have been thirsty for beer from local breweries are in luck. Steam Bell Beer Works, at 1717 Oak Lake Blvd., held its grand opening Saturday featuring unique craft beers and a laid-back atmosphere in a family-operated brewery. “It’s exploding,” owner Brad Cooper, 29, said of the […]

Sweet Frog Founder Takes New Brand to Midlothian, Colonial Heights

By Michael Thompson, Richmond BizSense Derek Cha is back in full-on expansion mode. The founder and former head of locally based frozen yogurt giant Sweet Frog is ramping up the growth plan for his new venture, a fast casual restaurant chain called Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill. With locations already open in Carytown and Charlottesville, Zzaam […]

Chesterfield County Continues to Push Ettrick Revitalization

February 24, 2016 / Chesterfield County/ Current News

By Shelby Mertens, The Progress-Index ETTRICK — Chesterfield County is continuing its efforts to revive one of the oldest parts of the county. The county adopted its Virginia State University and Ettrick Special Area Plan last spring, with many of the projects still in the process. The plan aims to grow the Ettrick area by […]

Chesterfield’s Tranlin Paper Mill Expects to Start Early Production in 2018

December 4, 2015 / Archived News/ Chesterfield County

By Markus Schmidt, Richmond Times-Dispatch Tranlin Inc.’s $2 billion paper plant in Chesterfield County, scheduled to be fully operational in 2020, will start partial production as early as 2018, a company official said Thursday. Unfinished paper will be shipped from China to be turned into finished products in Chesterfield, said John Stacey, senior vice president […]

Chesterfield Board Passes Bikeways, Trails Plan

November 19, 2015 / Archived News/ Chesterfield County

By Jim McConnell, Chesterfield Observer After more than two years of planning, countless community meetings and a 3 1/2-hour public hearing that stretched from Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, residents remained irrevocably split on a plan to create a countywide network of bikeways and mixed-use trails. By a 3-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors […]

Chesterfield County Wins VACo ‘Go Green Award’

November 16, 2015 / Archived News/ Chesterfield County

The Progress-Index RICHMOND — The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Go Green Awards, a program designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce emissions, and save local governments money. The winning counties are: Albemarle County Arlington County Chesterfield County Henrico County […]

Chesterfield, Sussex Organizations Receive Virginia Land Conservation Grants

By Brian Coy, Office of the Governor RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced 14 Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF) grants totaling $2.25 million. The grants will help add 2,000 acres to Virginia’s conserved lands.  VLCF grants are used by private land trusts, local governments, and state agencies to protect and acquire special lands in the […]

Tranlin, Inc. Breaks Ground on Sustainable Paper Plant

October 29, 2015 / Archived News/ Chesterfield County

Village News Tranlin, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a leading Chinese pulp and paper company, officially broke ground last week on its first U.S. operation, a $2 billion advanced manufacturing facility. Tranlin’s investment is located on Willis Rd. near the James River and will generate more than 2,000 direct jobs in Virginia by 2020. “The […]