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The Historic Powhatan Resort offers guests a little piece of colonial history with the restored Manor House (circa 1735). Nestled among 256 acres of beautiful woodland, this resort is loaded with fun things to see and do, and learn a little bit of American history. #757localbiz /// Use #757collective on photos taken in the 757 area code and #757localbiz on photos of your favorite local businesses for a chance to be featured.
Dale Chihuly’s Mille Colori at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Photo by @melodyinfocus.
NARO Cinema in Norfolk, Va first opened February 24th, 1936 as the Colley Theater in Ghent. In the sixties the theater changed hands and the new owner, Robert Levine, changed the name of the theater from Colley to NARO, naming it after his father and mother, Nathan and Rose. Over the years the NARO has changed hands and use multiple times and now serves as a community gathering place for public audiences to experience new films, live music, speakers and public discourse. Photo by @patrick_zaremski.
Congrats to this week’s #757localbiz, @threeshipscoffee. Three Ships is a small, local, family-owned business that was established in July 2013 as Va Beach’s first Coffee Roaster. What makes Three Ships different from other roasters is their process. Small batches deliver a unique flavor you can’t get from mass production. You can sip their brew in Norfolk at Zeke’s Beans and Bowls, Handsome Biscuit or Westside Produce and Provisions or in Virginia Beach at Just Cupcakes. They’re looking for additional local wholesale partners. Drop them a line if you’re interested: [email protected] Photo by @egey.
Props to this week’s #757localbiz, @stainstudios_tattoo. Looking for a clean, professional and custom tattoo? Look no further. These dudes are devoted to their craft. Stain Studios in Va Beach can hook you up with some fresh ink.
This week’s #757locabiz feature is a Norfolk staple—Doumar’s. Doumar’s has been creating delicious ice cream in homemade, fresh waffle cones since the restaurant founder, Abe Doumar, created the first waffle cone at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Just one year later, Abe opened up his first ice cream and waffle cone stand in Coney Island. Abe’s waffle cone was such a big hit that he soon became the owner of a chain of ice cream stands along the east coast, including one stand in Ocean View Amusement Park. The stand in Ocean View quickly became the most successful, which led the Doumar family to relocate to Hampton Roads. After a devastating storm destroyed much of the park in 1933, Doumar’s opened the current Monticello Avenue restaurant that is so popular with Norfolk locals today. Come by Monday through Saturday between 10am and 11:30am to see waffle cones created on the original waffle cone machine that started it all. Photo by @malloryhotmess for @fm99rockgirl.
This week’ #757localbiz feature is the Norfolk Arts District (we know, technically not an individual business). The #norfolkartsdistrict is a reclaimed and now burgeoning area just north of #downtownnorfolk across Brambleton Ave. Here you’ll find a funky blend of artist havens (@alchemynfk, @haynephotographers, @thepushers), funky and chic retailers (@fuzion_ink_tattoo, Bob’s Gun Shop, @exotichomeinteriors) new eateries (@parlorongranby, Nouvelle) and classic mainstays (@chryslermuseum and Harrison Opera House). Lots of IG opportunity awaits among the murals. Definitely check out the area and look for more businesses to move in soon. Please tag any businesses we may have left out! Photo [email protected]
Congrats to this week’s #757localbiz feature, Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie (@cure_eats). Situated among the cobblestone streets in the Freemason District of Norfolk, Cure offers markedly distinct sandwiches, salads, coffee and espresso, specialty and exotic soda, craft beer and wine. They also support local art with a steady stream of featured work on their walls and local music with the occasional show in their intimate space. Props to @kari_j on capturing this delicious shot of almond and chocolate croissants with a lavender mocha.
Introducing a new type of feature, #757localbiz. We’re on a search for solid photography showcasing the 757’s finest retailers and restaurants. Be sure to use #757collective on photos taken in the area code and #757localbiz to give your favorite local biz some love. This week’s feature is Hund’s Recycle Factory, @hundstyle. Located on Colley Ave, Hund’s finds beauty in the forgotten bikes of yesteryear, spiffing them up for a new rider. Don’t we all deserve a second chance ;-). Photo by @josiahcrumrine.