Henry Co., VA - It's been a long time coming, but now construction is underway for a new marina at Philpott Lake in Henry County.
Crews are building a small store on the marina and they expect to be done by September. It will have concessions, bait, and tackle supplies. The next thing on the list are boat slips.
The operations manager at Philpott Lake said he believes the new marina will be a big attraction and a make a significant impact on Henry County's economy.
"We think for the county, the rent on slips will help defray costs on building on operating, so we're anticipating the county is going to make their investment within 20 years or so," said Craig Rockwell, Philpott Lake Operations Manager.
They expect construction to be completed on the marina by early November.