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Here in Gloucester, we encourage you to shop and use services from our many independent businesses. The Gloucester Business Directory will help you explore all that our local businesses have to offer! Keep your local shops in mind when shopping.
Gloucester Business News and Awards
Home Care Associates partners with Riverside
Gloucester-headquartered Home Care Associates, Opens in New Window LLC has recently partnered with Riverside Opens in New Window Health System in its ChooseHome program, which brings clients individualized support they need to remain living in their own home safely and comfortable as long as possible. Owners Latosha Veney and Ebony Nickens opened the business in 2018, drawing on Veney’s healthcare experience and Nickens’ background in human resources. Nickens told Quinton Shepherd of the Gazette-Journal Opens in New Window how clients appreciate that they are locally owned and the intake process is done personally. "We know each and every client like the back of our hands."
Latosha Veney and Ebony Nickens
Business Facilities Gloucester Feature
Scoot’s: Best BBQ in Virginia!
In August, Virginia Living Magazine held its first ever BBQ Bracket Battle Opens in New Window . A panel of expert judges started with 250 options and chose the 32 best BBQ restaurants to compete. Gloucester’s very own Scoot’s BBQ was awarded the championship! Scoot’s will be featured in the December 2019 issue of Virginia Living. We are so proud and encourage everyone to go enjoy some brisket, pulled pork, or ribs.
2019 Craft Cup Beer Awards
Hundreds of Virginia breweries competed in the 2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup in Richmond and two Gloucester breweries took home awards. Congratulations to Gloucester Brewing Company for taking second place in the Alternative Fermentable Beer for its "DeadRYEz" brew! The brewery website describes the beer as "a lighter brew with a third of the grain bill consisting of rye for additional flavor, and aroma from Nugget and Cascade hops." Cheers to That Damn Mary Brewing Company in White Marsh for winning third place in the Amber and Brown American Beer category for the "Easy Money" brew! "Easy Money" is an Amber Ale that is "balanced, with a mellow flavor that encourages you to sit back and put your feet up."
Brewers MJ Anderson and Mike Brewer celebrate Craft Beer Month at the Executive Mansion with Gov. Ralph Northam
Virginia Living Best of Virginia Celebrates Gloucester Businesses
This year Gloucester businesses won 13 awards in Best Business categories for Eastern Virginia from Virginia Living Magazine Opens in New Window !
Kelsick Market, Retailer of the Year
Kelsick Specialty Market Opens in New Window on Main Street in Gloucester Village is the place to go on the Middle Peninsula for fine wines and gourmet foods, with local, organic and specialty items available. “I love entertaining people,” says Paige Drewry, the new owner. The 23-year old Yorktown native has hit the ground running. Kelsick Market was just awarded Retailer of the Year by the Hampton Roads Retail Alliance Opens in New Window , chosen from nearly 150 nominees.
Zoll Vineyards1033 Hope Circle, Dutton
Zoll Vineyards Opens in New Window is a farm-to-table winery in Gloucester. The winery’s offerings include cider, mead, and wines including Rosé, Dry Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and blends.
GTown Bait N Tackle, LLC4123 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Hayes
GTown has frozen and live bait (eels, minnows, peelers), fresh and saltwater fishing tackle and supplies, and hunting/fishing licenses. Snacks, drinks, ice, and apparel are available. The store opens at 5AM to accommodate fishers and hunters.
Baybound Bar & Grill14761 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Saluda
Baybound offers seafood and American fare, including raw or fried oysters, crab cakes, and fried green tomatoes. With hot food and cold beer, they are open for lunch and dinner. Visit upper Gloucester’s newest restaurant today! Facebook Social Netw
The Fire and Water Company6890 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Hayes
The Fire and Water Company are Gloucester-based full-service HVAC contractors, plumbers, and electricians serving the Middle Peninsula and surrounding region. They sell heaters, generators, fireplaces, and more.
Your Southern Heart Boutique6661 Hickory Fork Rd, Hayes
The new boutique carries graphic t-shirts from Girlie Girl Originals and Simply Southern, dresses, custom leggings, hand-painted wood signs, gifts and more. Owner Cathy Kezar believes "everyone should be able to express themselves."
The Music Post6661 Hickory Fork Rd, Hayes
The Music Post studio offers private and group music lessons in piano, voice, violin, flute, and guitar.
Affordable Grooming of Gloucester2990 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Hayes
Diane Caldwell’s mobile grooming business was so successful that she decided to open a shop. She told the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Opens in New Window , "I never want to see a dog leave [from grooming] without its tail wagging."
Los Portales Mexican Restaurant2990 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Hayes
Los Portales Opens in New Window , meaning "the doorways" opened in the Shoppes at Gloucester! The menu features original recipes and modified versions of classics like enchiladas, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and guacamole made from scratch tableside.
EdgeWater EyeCare47545 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Hayes
Dr. Richard Nicholas and staff at EdgeWater EyeCare Opens in New Window are excited to announce a second practice in Hayes. They offer comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings.
Plush Parlor Wigs and Beauty Supply47545 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Hayes
Plush Parlor is an Afro-Latina owned full service beauty supply and hair care center. The salon also carries affordable custom-dyed wigs.