Entertainment center breaks ground

From left, Terri Wesselman and Julien Patterson break ground at Compass Entertainment Complex, a multi-entertainment complex and movie theater. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

KILMARNOCK—Husband and wife entrepreneurs Julien Patterson and Terri Wesselman received a standing ovation Thursday, September 12, as they prepared to ceremoniously break ground at their newest business venture, Compass Entertainment Complex.

Prompted by guest speaker and developer Jimmie Carter, the nearly 100 invited guests at last week’s ceremony applauded the couple’s efforts to boost the local economy and increase employment in the lower Northern Neck, a goal the two have had for years. After selling their Chantilly-based security and investigative team, the couple retired and have since started numerous businesses…