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Dollar Tree CEO outlines strategy for Family Dollar stores

Expect some price cuts and more attractive Family Dollar stores when Dollar Tree Inc. takes over the discount chain, CEO Bob Sasser said Thursday.

Airline carry-on guidelines on hold after U.S. carriers balk

NEW YORK Frequent fliers can rest easy. Your carry- ons are safe for now. The trade group for global airlines is reassessing its much-criticized guidelines for handheld luggage after suggesting that the bags become smaller. That idea has been put on hold.

Dollar Tree purchase of Family Dollar stores moves forward

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has recommended approval of Dollar Tree Inc.’s proposed purchase of Family Dollar stores, according to a federal filing Tuesday.
The merger is contingent on the sale of 330 Family Dollar stores and the approval of the FTC’s commissioners. The agency has been reviewing the proposed deal for antitrust issues.

Oceanfront Dome site plan: movie theater, restaurants and more

VIRGINIA BEACH A Fairfax developer on Tuesday unveiled its vision for the Oceanfront's long-vacant Dome site: a 230,000-square-foot entertainment venue tentatively named Va Vibe. The Peterson Companies' development would cost more than $100 million and generate almost 2,400 jobs, retail division President Taylor Chess told the city's Development Authority.

An ode to the upcoming bacon-themed Norfolk restaurant

NORFOLK O, thin strips of meat, so crispy and aromatic, Adored by hordes of swinephilic carnivores. By September, a shrine to your tastiness will rise In a former pizza shop at 319 Granby. And it shall be named, appropriately, 319 Bacon. Your goodness will grace stout sandwiches and burgers. It will swirl in bloody marys and adorn plates

Postal Service delays next phased move of mail processing from Norfolk

The U.S. Postal Service is delaying the phaseout of local mail processing until next year, a spokeswoman said Friday. In 2011, the agency announced that it would move the processing of local mail from the Norfolk Processing and Distribution Center on Church Street to the Sandston complex outside Richmond.

Comparing the economics: Father's Day vs. Mother's Day

Poor dads. Their big day isn’t as big – or as lucrative – as Mother’s Day. The National Retail Federation estimated that shoppers will spend an average of $115.57 for gifts for fathers next Sunday. That’s roughly two-thirds of the $172.63 average for Mother’s Day this year.

Crowd converges on new farmer's market in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH "Swampy." An apt description on a hot Saturday morning from Laurel Hawkes, one of the dozen or so vendors at the new Shore Drive Farm Market, between Sea Shell and Red Tide roads off Shore Drive. Hawkes, of VB Vintage, was peddling her clothes and accessories alongside partner Carrie Williams on the market's opening day.

Renovations close Greenbrier ABC Store site

An ABC store in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake will be closed from today until June 28 for renovations. The store, at 836 Eden Way North, is being remodeled to accommodate a surge of customers, the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said in a news release Friday.

Rip Rap, Coelacanth Brewing get local approval for breweries

Rip Rap Brewing Co. and Coelacanth Brewing have won approval from the Norfolk City Council for their proposed locations, plus Wasserhund Brewing and Green Flash Brewing are making progress. Read more

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