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Dark Money is Flooding Norfolk Apartments

Dark Money is Flooding Norfolk Apartments

On November 18, 2021, Blackfin/ GMF, a partnership between investment firm Blackfin and a private equity fund, GMF Capital, sold Coastline Apartments in Virginia Beach to an "undisclosed buyer" for $98 million. With 600 units, the Coastline Apartments represents one...

Vessel Craft Coffee Brings a Roastery to Chelsea

Vessel Craft Coffee Brings a Roastery to Chelsea

Vessel Craft Coffee Expands to Chelsea/West Ghent   The Chelsea District serves its community with the best breweries, pizza, baked goods, and wine. And while each spot is nothing short of spectacular, there’s one area that’s sorely lacking. Coffee shops are few and...

Get Well Soon with this Self-Care Sanctuary

Get Well Soon with this Self-Care Sanctuary

  If the past year and a half has taught us anything, it’s that taking care of your mental health needs to be a priority. While the normal everyday stresses of life can be overwhelming, the pandemic added another layer of issues. With 1 in 4 Americans on...

Made to Order: Sisters in Selden Market

Made to Order: Sisters in Selden Market

In the heart of Selden Market is a clothing shop unlike any other in Hampton Roads. It began with a dream which has since catapulted into a full-throttle boutique.    The year was 2019 when two sisters decided to co-launch their clothing business—born out of a...

Back To School Local Shopping Guide

Back To School Local Shopping Guide

Norfolk Public Schools starts back next week as summer vacation comes to a close for adolescents throughout the city. Most of the 'back to school' shopping gets done on the upcoming tax-free weekend in August, but we all know it isn't quite that simple. Those kiddos...

Meet Church Street’s Industrial Cottage

Meet Church Street’s Industrial Cottage

Say Hello to the Industrial Cottage    Picture yourself walking around a shop with exposed brick, metal door frames, massive ceiling heights, tons of natural light from oversized windows, and to-die-for wall-to-wall home decor? Where did you see yourself? In a...

Who Ya Gonna Call?? Ghost Kitchen!

Who Ya Gonna Call?? Ghost Kitchen!

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?  Ghostbusters!  False Alarm  In this case, there's no need to call the Ghostbusters. The "something" in the neighborhood happens to be Ghost Kitchen, the new resident food truck at Smartmouth...

Mudita Cafe Brews Up Joy in Ocean View

Mudita Cafe Brews Up Joy in Ocean View

Ocean View residents and beach-goers have become a chorus of voices in recent years, yearning for more restaurants, coffee shops, and retail options in the area. The beaches are great low-key spots, but folks want a little more out of their in-town trip to the shore. ...

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