BIT Communication Business Spotlight

Poplar Pointe Marine

183 Hendricks Mill Rd, Bracey, VA 23919
(434) 636-2175
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Poplar Pointe Marine (PPM) aka Poplar Creek Marina opened for business in 1978. The business is on the bank of Lake Gaston and serves the boating needs of Virginia and North Carolina. They are an authorized Chaparral dealership, and they carry a variety of new and used inventory. They also stock boating equipment from Aqua patio, Chaparral, Hurricane, Moomba, Sweet Water, Sweet Water Premiums, Nautique, Sanpan, and Robalo, if they don’t have what you are looking for they will do their best to order it for you. The marina is open all year and has certified watercraft technicians and fantastic customer service.
When you are ready to invest in a new boat, their friendly and knowledgeable sales, financing, service, and parts departments are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding, from assisting while you’re making your choice to ongoing maintenance and customization. At Poplar Pointe Marine, they value the opportunity to create a long-term relationship with their customers, and they do that by giving you the best customer service available.
Poplar Pointe Marine introduced the use of computers to the business back in 1988 to reduce paperwork, track inventory, and build an electronic customer database. In 1992 they found that it was necessary to use the computers for ordering parts, via a direct dial-in connection. In 1995 a whole new world for research and marketing became available when PPM became one of BIT’s first dial-up customers, their first website was launched, and sales inquiries and service requests started arriving daily. In 2004 the business was rapidly expanding, and this created a need for increased bandwidth. PPM became one of the first businesses to subscribe to BIT’s DSL.
In 2019 the expanding business has become the FIRST Business to connect to BIT Communications Fiber service. With the ultra high-speed broadband service, PPM will offer free Wi-Fi provided by BIT to all of their customers.

Are you looking for a great place to eat and hang out?  Visit The Shady Shack Grill and The Flip Flop Bar!

An outside oasis that promises fresh, original food and drinks offerings in a relaxing atmosphere, the Flip Flop Bar overlooks Lake Gaston “this is a piece of lake living.” said Bobby Thompson, Operations Manager.


The Shady Shack Grill and Flip Flop Bar are Open May – September.  Visit them by boat or car. They serve lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy live entertainment on the weekends throughout the summer.

Visit their website–shady-shack-grill for more details and hours of operation.