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The Greenhouse Kitchen Opening in November 




Dina Taylor, owner of Downtown favorite The Grilled Cheese Bistro, is set to open a new restaurant called the Greenhouse Kitchen at  345 Granby Street in November and we can hardly wait! 

The Greenhouse Kitchen concept features amazing seasonal salads and soups created by Dina and her daughter Chloe. They will be open for lunch and dinner. 

Be on the lookout for the sign to go up and stay tuned for updates on the official opening date.  

Bean There Coffeehouse Updates 

You may have noticed some changes happening recently at Bean There Coffeehouse. The popular coffee spot on E. City Hall Avenue has changed ownership to Dwayne Appleton, who also owns Java Surf Café and Espresso Bar in Virginia Beach.

Bean There has a new full menu for breakfast and lunch and offerings include sandwiches, salads and plenty of sweet treats. An update to the décor is in process and the new bright blue walls are already uplifting spirits when you walk in the door, even before you get that caffeine fix. They are also hosting open mic nights on the first and third Thursdays of the month.



Nordstrom Fall Pop-Up Shopping Event 


On Sunday, October 25th Nordstrom at MacArthur Center is hosting a fall pop-up shopping event featuring fall merchandise from brands not typically carried in store like Burberry, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Rag and Bone, Michele Watches, Jo Malone and much more. You can call 757-314-1111 to make an appointment with a personal stylist or shop at your leisure all day Sunday. Get a jump on holiday shopping or treat yourself.


St. Paul’s Downtown Farm Market Re-cap

In its second year, the St. Paul’s Farm Market has fast become an important part of the Downtown community for the fresh fare it brings each Saturday from the beginning of May through Labor Day, but even more importantly for the fresh food vouchers distributed to the residents of Tidewater Gardens.

This season the market distributed $8,075 in fresh food vouchers, with approximately $2,005 in fresh food provided to the elderly and household residents of Tidewater Gardens and to St. Mary’s for use in their four weekly soup kitchens. Because of St. Paul’s Farm Market, St. Mary’s was able to have fresh food to use at the soup kitchen for the first time. 

With the tireless Diane Rafferty at the helm, it is estimated that an excess of 1,400 volunteer hours go into running the market throughout the season. Downtown 100 was excited to take on the Market as their signature service project. They helped by providing their services and volunteer support.

The St. Paul’s Downtown Farm Market and the Five Points Mobile Market at Tidewater Gardens have created an exceptional sense of community on both sides of St. Paul’s Boulevard. 


         Grand Illumination Parade Street Seats On Sale



The 31st Annual Grand Illumination Parade is Saturday, November 21st at 7pm and we are once again selling Street Seats for the ultimate parade experience. 

General admission seats are $10 and are located in sections along Main Street and Granby Street. VIP seats are $25 and are located on Waterside Drive. The VIP ticket includes non-alcoholic hot beverages and goodie bags, nearby portable restrooms, patio style heating, complimentary blankets and a complimentary ticket to Nauticus’ Dickens Christmas Towne. 

These seats sell out every year so click here to purchase your seats before they are gone.


Recent News Articles

Norfolk unveils plan for bike path network, October 12, The Virginian-Pilot
Volunteers paint Norfolk intersection for NEON Festival, October 13, The Virginian-Pilot
Norfolk's new arts district holds its coming out party with NEON Festival, October 15, The Virginian-Pilot
NEON Festival makes colorful debut in Norfolk arts district, October 16, The Virginian-Pilot

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