Lots of Shopping in Rural Middle Peninsula of Virginia

‘If I move to the quiet rural areas of the Middle Peninsula of Virginia such as Gloucester, Mathews, or Middlesex counties, how far will I have to go to do the shopping I am used to doing?’ This is a question that many people might have if they are planning to this quiet rural area. But have no fear – shopping is here. Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust executive director, Jenny Crittenden recently gave a presentation to about 150 people who attended Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Summit on Rural Prosperity, held at the Tides Inn Resort in Irvington, Virginia. Crittenden said that her organization is the only financially self-sustaining model in the nation. And it is exemplary of the kind of things that are happening in the area to attract businesses and shopping opportunities. In this BLOG we will describe some of the exciting new shopping developments in our area.

FOX MILL CENTRE in Gloucester, Virginia

This spacious shopping center serves the entire Middle Peninsula from its location near the courthouse area in Gloucester. It already includes a Walmart which is one of the largest in the country, and a Home Depot as its anchors. In addition, there are restaurants (fast food and sit-down), hair and beauty salons, a Verizon store and many other specialty stores.

In the near future, two new stores will be joining the shopping center. The two new additions to open in Spring of 2017 are Ulta Beauty and Kay Jewelers. They join the T. J. Maxx, Petco, and Rack Room Shoes under construction in a 60,000 square foot strip near the Walmart. In addition there is currently 1400 square feet space available next to the Starbucks.

New Supermarket

The ‘icing on the cake’ is the recently announcement of a new supermarket in Gloucester to serve the needs of the Middle Peninsula of Virginia. Aldi, a German-based grocery chain announced plans to start construction of its first Gloucester store before the end of 2016. It will be located between the Burger King and the Starbucks. The store is expected to have about 19,000 square feet and at least 75 parking spaces on the almost two acre site.


So come join us and live in the beautiful, waterfront, rural, historic community with all the conveniences of a larger metropolitan area. Come live on the Middle Peninsula of Virginia – Gloucester, Mathews or Middlesex.