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High Street Williamsburg VA Store Openings

 
temps ford 002_editedThe first business to open at High Street was Five Guys Burgers and Fries on March 16, 2009 .

The Movie Tavern, which will show first-run movies and offer in-theater dining, opened  March 27.  Read more about Movie Tavern here

I first experienced Five Guys in the Washington DC area many years ago and anxiously await it’s opening.   If you like big, fat, juicy hamburgers then this is your kind of place..

temps ford 003_edited The Arlington, Va., chain has over 300 restaurant locations in the U.S.
The beauty of Five Guys is its simplicity. Choices are limited to burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese or a veggie special (basically all the toppings with melted cheese on a bun) plus amazing french fries.

Read more about Five Guys Burgers and Fries here

This will be Five Guys  first store on the Peninsula, and the High Street development’s first retail tenant to open.

mlssearch Last summer, High Street began to take shape when construction started on portions of its residential area, which included its 191 apartment units ( Sterling Manor) and 16 town homes. The apartments and town houses were completed last fall while the 225,000-square-foot retail side was still under construction.

In spite of the economic obstacles in place for hopeful businesses, there are promising signs pointing to a High Street that will be bustling with activity in future months as Plaza Azteca, a Mexican restaurant, is adding the finishing touches to its establishment and construction on a chocolate and desert shop, Kilwins, is coming along well.

PlazaAztecaWilliamsburg “There are  five businesses under construction at this time  at High Street— three of which are scheduled to open in the next few weeks.

The Williamsburg Trolley has also helped business since it began running in mid-August. The trolley, which includes High Street as one of its stops, has exposed students to the High Street area while they are on their way to other destinations like New Town or Merchants Square. It has also made it more convenient for students to go on weekend excursions to Movie Tavern or Five Guys.

124822_6 There are ongoing talks between the developer and several grocery stores about locating at High Street. Talks are also underway to bring a  a gym, a bookstore, dry cleaners, nail salons and several soft goods retailers to the development..

Although the economic climate is unsure, one thing is certain: slowly but surely, the High Street development is coming together.

Confirmed businesses that are opening at High Street include Kilwins, Terra Coffee & Wine, Plaza Azteca, Firehouse Subs and Subway.

 

 

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Location Map  of High Street in Williamsburg, Virginia

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