Provided by Prince William Department of Development Services
Prince William County’s Department of Development Services announced its Small Business Project Management Program (SBPM) supported thirty-two small businesses, that successfully ‘Opened for Business’ in March 2022. Thirty businesses were new to the County and two were existing businesses that either expanded or relocated elsewhere within the County.
Global Foods Warehouse on Build America Drive expanded. Corn Dogs by Mr. Cow opened at Potomac Mills and Jimmy Johns opened in Merchant Plaza. Chic Nail opened next to Food Lion on Hoadly Road and Gladys Creation opened at 2980 Prince William Parkway.
A1 Non-Medical Transportation and the Key Outlet both opened on Old Bridge Road. Queen of Tobacco, Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA, and Complex Nail & Spa all opened their doors on Marblestone Drive in the Occoquan District.
“As communities change, so do the buildings they use. Updated building codes play an essential role in the resilience and adaptive use of buildings, keeping a sense of continuity while also reducing outdated, unused buildings,” said Wade A. Hugh, Director, Department of Development Services.
Chiyoshi, a Chinese and Japanese restaurant opened in Marumsco Plaza shopping center, located in the Woodbridge District. Route 1 Furniture and Mattress Closeout Store and Latin Beauty Salon opened nearby. Hercules Entertainment, Divine International and Woodbridge Faith Center also opened in Woodbridge.
In the Brentsville District, North Star Contracting, Inc., a water damage restoration service, opened in Gainesville; Computer Wingman, an IT support enterprise for residential, small business and medical practices, opened on Hornbaker Road in Manassas; and Festival Tailor and Liberty Shoe Repair in Manassas Mall changed tenants.
Situated in the Neabsco District, LC Glam Box, Faith & Hope Missions, and Tobacco King all changed tenants and received a new certificate of occupancy. Judith’s Hair Salon opened in Salon Plaza Mall in the Coles District and Heavenly Expressions opened in the Potomac District.
Since 2018, the Small Business Project Management Program has served more than 1,289 small business owners and helped them open for business. As lead Development Services Agency for the County, the Department of Development Services is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code by reviewing commercial and residential construction plans, issuing permits, inspecting structures, and enforcing building code requirements. The Department also manages the site and subdivision plan review and permit issuance process, administers the posting and releasing of bonds and escrows, and issues zoning permits.