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RVA’s Isley Brewing Coming to Virginia Beach Oceanfront

RVA’s Isley Brewing Coming to Virginia Beach Oceanfront

By Annie Tobey Mike Isley has mastered the art of riding the waves with his eponymous brewery, so it’s only fitting that his second brewery will open in Virginia Beach. Isley Brewing Co. opened in October 2013 in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition (before Scott’s Addition was the cool neighborhood for breweries, cideries, a distillery and other

UPDATED: Visual Arts Center to NEON Makes Sense at Portsmouth’s Expense

By Jeff Maisey Back on October 23, Tidewater Community College (TCC) notified Portsmouth city officials it planned to move the school’s Visual Arts Center, located at 340 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth. The move, according to Marian Anderfuren, TCC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Public Information Officer, will take place in phases and be completed

Mayor Alexander Cancels His OK, Norfolk Initiative

By Jeff Maisey Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander has reversed course on a new branding campaign he initiated dubbed, “OK Norfolk.” In an exclusive interview with Veer Magazine, Mayor Alexander revealed a new logo and accompanying video highlighting the letters “O” and “K” in city’s name. City Council members were caught off guard by the revelation

Alewerks Wins Veer’s 2017 Golden Tap Award

By Jeff Maisey Williamsburg-based Alewerks won Veer Magazine’s 2017 Golden Tap Award, unseating 3-time champ O’Connor Brewing Company. The competition this year was extremely close among the top four points-earning local breweries. While Alewerks took top honor with a score of 23 total points, O’Connor and Benchtop Brewing tied for second place with 22 points

Sandler Center Turns 10

By Jeff Maisey A decade ago Sandler Center for the Performing Arts debuted with a memorable concert by world renown cellist Itzhak Perlman. The gorgeous interior design, comfortable seating, sightlines, and sound quality of the new venue in Virginia Beach Town Center was pleasing to everyone in the sold-out concert hall, including the very impressed

Retail Success Stories

By Jeff Maisey At a time when national retailers are closing their brick-and-mortar operations due to increased competition online, several local businesses have found ways to succeed in the digital age. Norfolk-based NYFO Boutique is an upscale contemporary women’s clothing store located in Ghent’s Palace Shops. Key to this independent retailer’s success is its knowledge