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Aldi to hold another job fair in Norfolk ahead of Portsmouth store opening

NORFOLK A new grocery store coming to the Churchland section of Portsmouth in the fall is holding another job fair in Norfolk. The Aldi job fair will be Sept. 3 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Drive, according to a news release from the company. Potential employees can apply in person from 7 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m.

Petco to open this weekend in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE The city's first Petco store is opening this weekend on Hanbury Road. A ribbon-cutting is planned for 8:55 a.m. Saturday at the store at 237 Hanbury Road East, according to the company's website.

Developer breaks ground on Norfolk's new Waterside District

NORFOLK This groundbreaking had more than shovels and a pile of dirt. It's the waterfront, after all. Tugboats sprayed water high into the air and blasted their horns. A vessel dropped an enormous yellow anchor into the Elizabeth River with an equally large splash.

Family-owned book store closing in Virginia Beach, but two others will stay

VIRGINIA BEACH When a neighborhood business closes, what do the owners miss the most? The customers, of course, according to Ethel Barritt of Barritt's Books at Strawbridge, which closes Aug. 31. The family will still operate additional stores in Great Neck and on Independence Boulevard.

Survey: U.S. gasoline price holds steady over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. The average price of gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, holding at $2.71 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that while the average remains unchanged, many Midwest cities saw prices jump due to a partial shutdown of an Indiana refinery. Many West Coast cities experienced price drops.

This restaurant's response to bad Yelp review is the toast of Instagram

When Jeff Brown's restaurant received an online review he thought was particularly unfair this summer, he went big with his response. Really big. The critique, on Facebook, came from David Yow, a retired civil engineering technician in Virginia Beach who wasn't happy with his breakfast at Cotton Southern Bistro in Virginia Beach one morning in June.

Everybody's a critic, but on Yelp, their opinions carry weight

For many local restaurants, summer brings a boost in customers - and Yelp reviews: My steak was juicy. My steak was too small. The waitress knew the gluten-free options right away. The waiter took too long to bring bread.

Member of Va. Beach hardware family coming home

VIRGINIA BEACH A Virginia Beach upbringing anchored by family traditions helped shape the success of Bob Taylor, who will retire in January as president and CEO of Do it Best, Corp. The 3,800 member business cooperative has $3 billion in buying power and is located in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hookah lounge in Suffolk seeks permit for live music, performances

SUFFOLK Two Suffolk natives are hoping to make a go of a downtown hookah lounge, but it's a unique business model that's proved difficult to define. While they can sell flavored tobacco at Toke Hookah Lounge, 137 W. Washington St., the business has no live entertainment.

Diamond Resorts buys 6 resorts from Gold Key for $168 million

The sale of five Virginia Beach time-share resorts by Gold Key | PHR Hotels & Resorts announced Monday will bring the company $167.5 million and still let it retain its iconic Hampton Roads properties.

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