City of Hopewell

Hopewell Named Playful City

June 27, 2016 / City of Hopewell/ Current News

By Sarah Vogelsong, The Progress-Index HOPEWELL — When it comes to recreation, Hopewell isn’t monkeying around. For the sixth time, the city has been awarded a Playful City USA designation by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that aims to bring “balanced and active play” back into children’s lives. Play, it turns out, is serious business. “Balanced […]

Hopewell Joins Economic Development Authority to Spur Projects

By Sarah Vogelsong, The Progress-Index HOPEWELL — When developer Dave McCormack was approached in 2014 about developing property in downtown Hopewell, all of the existing market research pushed him to say no. The foot traffic was virtually nonexistent. Parking was limited. There was almost no remaining undeveloped land. The location was what he described as […]

New ‘Boathouse’ Restaurant Reserves its Spot at Iconic Hopewell Location

By Alex Trihias, The Progress-Index HOPEWELL — A new restaurant was announced at the Hopewell city council meeting on Tuesday that will take over the building that was once known as the Navigator’s Den. The Boathouse at City Point will be the fourth branch for owner Kevin Healy, located at 701 W. Randolph Road, with […]

Local Photographer Aims to Capture Clients

March 11, 2016 / City of Hopewell/ Current News

By James Peacemaker Jr., The Hopewell News HOPEWELL ­— A local photographer has taken a leap and moved his business to a vacant storefront in downtown Hopewell. It is one of many leaps that Joseph L. Jones Jr. has made as the owner of Captured By One Images. Jones moved to this area in 2010. […]

Dave McCormack: Developer Revitalizing More than Buildings

The region is home to numerous assets, from vibrant businesses to a wide range of historical and recreational amenities. One of its most unique assets is President of Waukeshaw Development Dave McCormack, who has completed millions of dollars in projects locally and across the state. Locals have most likely had a cup of coffee, barbeque […]

Family-Owned Seafood Restaurant With a Touch of Soul Opening in Hopewell

January 14, 2016 / City of Hopewell/ Current News

Staff Report, The Progress-Index HOPEWELL — The Greedy Spoon is ready to take your order. The family-owned seafood restaurant with a touch of soul held a soft opening on Dec. 27, 2015, and is planning its ribbon-cutting and grand opening this month. The restaurant is located at 264 E. Broadway and will serve lunch and […]

New Candy Store Part of Effort to Revitalize Downtown Hopewell

December 14, 2015 / Archived News/ City of Hopewell

By Alex Trihias, The Progress-Index HOPEWELL — A new business will be opening up in Hopewell as a result of a renewed effort to revitalize the city's downtown area. Sweet Tooth Candy Shop, one of the four businesses awarded grant money to bring a new business to the downtown Hopewell area, will open its doors […]

Warner, Kaine Announce Over $182,000 in HUD Funding to Increase Access to Fair Housing in Hopewell

November 5, 2015 / Archived News/ City of Hopewell

RealEstateRama WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that Hopewell, Virginia will receive a $182,288 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding will help local governments fight housing discrimination, improve economic conditions and increase access to affordable housing. “These funds will strengthen the community and […]

Domestic Visitor Spending in Hopewell/Prince George Reached Nearly $100M in 2014

By Polly Elmore, H/PG Chamber of Commerce Hopewell/Price George, VA – Visitors to the Hopewell/Prince George community spent $96.96 million in 2014, an increase of 5 percent over visitor expenditures of $92.52 million in 2013. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 960 for the combined communities, with a payroll of $17.84 million. Tourist expenditures generated local taxes […]

New Owner Plans to Restart Hopewell Ethanol Plant by Year’s End

October 27, 2015 / Archived News/ City of Hopewell

By John Reid Blackwell, Richmond Times-Dispatch A Hopewell ethanol plant that closed this summer because of the decline in gasoline prices has been acquired and will start production again. Green Plains Inc. of Omaha, Neb., a commodity-processing and ethanol-producing company, said it acquired the facility from Future Fuels LLP, which had operated the plant as […]