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Good Coffee as a Way of Life: Three Ships Lands in Virginia Beach

Written by Jesse Scaccia.

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.

Exit Interview: Vinylmint and Drinks Downtown's Byron Morgan

Written by Jesse Scaccia.

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.

Pick-Up Location, Virginia: UBER is Officially Legal

Written by Kevin Lata.

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.

Norfolk Southern Names New CEO

Written by Release.

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.