Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

G Gathering Grand Opening of The Gateway At SoNo signals new era for South Norfolk

Grand Opening of The Gateway At SoNo signals new era for South Norfolk



Even the sweltering temperatures of a late July day couldn't diminish the excitement and enthusiasm of more than 250 guests attending the long-awaited and much-anticipated Grand Opening of The Gateway At SoNo. The brand new complex


Jake Harris, son of Jerry and Janet, handles marketing for Case Handyman.

Steven Wright, Director of Economic Development for Chesapeake, was Master of Ceremony for the event, which was attended by a broad cross section of the city that included officials, community groups, businesses and residents.

The Ribbon Cutting was led by Chesapeake City Council Member Debbie Ritter, Susan Dewey, Executive Director of the Virginia Housing Authority; Jerry Harris, Development Manager of Gateway At SoNo; Mayor Alan Krasnoff; and Deputy City Manager Wanda Barnard Bailey. Jerry thanked Gateway At SoNo partners, city and state officials and the community for the collaborative effort and dedicated the day and the project to his late partner, Bill Judah. Bill's wife, Gay, and family were also in attendance

The Southeastern Physical Therapy team gave tours of their new location on the second floor of Gateway At SoNo.

From left: Caroline Taylor of Taylor Made Diagnostics, Dr. Timothy Lee and Stella McClain.

Pat Miles, President of the Woman's Club of South Norfolk (center) if flanked by fellow club members who helped proudly display their banner in front of the beautiful heron sculpture the group donated for the fountain at The Gateway At SoNo's entrance.

Development Manager of Gateway At SoNo LLC, Jerry Harris, with his wife Janet; Jerry's Aunt and Uncle, Nancy and Warren Jessup and Joshua Harris, one of Jerry and Janet's sons.