If you're looking to start a business in Virginia Beach, your surest bet is to find a little spot near the Oceanfront, import some tourist catnip junk you can sell for $2 more than you bought it, and be another shameless brick in the wall between Virginia Beach's unique, folksy, Southern beach community past and its homogenous, anywhere-in-America future.
Brad Ewing is a smart guy. He's well aware of this. But, to him and his wife, who are opening their Three Ships Coffee flagship at 1703 Mediterranean Ave., it's worth the risk to foster something unique if it means helping give his hometown a charge of community and craft.
Robert Greer hands me a Chimay across the room as Town Mountain trades instruments.
Byron Morgan has been a mover and shaker in numerous significant creative circles since he landed in Norfolk just four fast years ago. He's made his mark in the realm of music with Vinylmint, a recording studio and "online marketplace that connects audio creators globally." He's been a regular in Zack Miller's start-up world. If you've gotten an after-work beer on a Friday downtown the last few years you've probably had a drink with Bryon, as he was the instigator of the Drinks Downtown series. He's a busy guy whose absence won't go unnoticed.
This is his exit interview.
After operating under a temporary agreement for the better part of a year, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft now have a law allowing them to transport passengers in Virginia after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill that sets licensing procedures and standards for drivers.
Blue Planet Forum to focus on economic value of a clean Chesapeake Bay.
The second in this series celebrating the local businesses we love, sponsored by Recycling Perks.
Saint Germain, a modern American restaurant featuring vintage cocktails in the old Havana's space, opens tonight. It's the latest restaurant to ride the wave of new residential units flowing into Downtown.
Nobile & Amundsen bid Norfolk a fond farewell with the reception for the gallery's final exhibit, 'End Transmission'.
Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced that James A. Squires will succeed Charles W. "Wick" Moorman as chief executive officer. The action by the company's board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be effective June 1, 2015.
We're planning the rest of our 2015 new classic film series at the Naro, and we want your feedback.
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