Photo Credit: Virginia Peninsula Photography

The winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) were announced at our awards celebration on Thursday, May 24 at Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton.

In 2018, 12 awards were given out over the course of the evening. The winners were chosen based on specific criteria such as web presence and consumer reviews, signage, customer service, visual merchandising, community involvement, etc. All retail and service nominees were thoroughly and diligently reviewed by impartial judges. Restaurant and LOVEVA winners were voted online by consumers from January through April.

Winner Retailer of the Year Award Category
Curvaceous Boutique Overall Retailer of the Year Award Winner
Willis Furniture Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Cafe Europa Restaurant Award Winner – Southside
757 Poke’ Restaurant Award Winner – Up & Comer (< 3 years in business)
Scratch Bakery Restaurant Award Winner – Peninsula
Tidewater Diamond Retail Award Winner – Southside
Great Outdoor Provision Co. Retail Award Winner – Up & Comer (< 3 years in business)
Yolanda’s Retail Award Winner – Peninsula
Escape Room Service Award Winner – Up & Comer (< 3 years in business)
TechArk Solutions, LLC Service Award Winner – Southside
Chase Roofing, LLC Service Award Winner – Peninsula
The Royal Chocolate LOVEVA* Award Winner

* Consumers vote for their favorite local business listed on the LOVEVA app – the free app rewards consumers for shopping at local business.