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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 08

Modern Additions to Downtown Newport News

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 8:07 AM by Communications Department

Driving down Washington Avenue in Downtown NewportNews, the sight of the new Apprentice School is a welcoming, modern addition to the historic downtown landscape. With its towering glass and metal façade, its signature fountain, and complementary retail and community amenities, the new Apprentice School is a bustling center of activity.
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Dunkin Donuts, Juicy Teriyaki, Subway, Tidewater Physical Therapy and other nearby retailers do a brisk business with a wide variety of shoppers including Apprentice School students, shipyard employees, military personnel and other downtown workers who are enjoying the growing options available for meals, shopping, and services downtown. In addition, modern one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, Liberty Apartments, rise above the Apprentice School’s retail space offering amenities such as a club/game room, resort-style swimming pool, and a fitness studio.
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Overall the Apprentice School project includes an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Apprentice School facility, approximately 194 apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail, a 387-space parking garage and green area, in a campus-like setting on an approximately six acre site, generally bounded by the Parking Garage at 30th Street on Washington Avenue, 34th Street, Washington Avenue and West Avenue.