VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and CEO of Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (DRE), announced the signing of a lease with Tupelo Honey Cafe for approximately 7,000 square feet at Town Center of Virginia Beach. The second Tupelo Honey Cafe in Virginia will be located at the corner of Constitution Drive and Main Street on the first floor of the newly constructed 4525 Main Street Tower, next to the recently announced West Elm and Anthropologie stores.
A North Carolina-based restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe has two locations in Asheville, and restaurants in Charlotte, NC; Greenville, SC; Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City, Tennessee; and upcoming locations in Raleigh, NC, this fall; Arlington, VA; and Atlanta, GA. Tupelo Honey Cafe offers traditional Southern fare with creative interpretation such as sweet potato pancakes; shrimp and grits; and fried green tomatoes dished over goat cheese grits with basil. They also offer a gluten-free menu. Tupelo Honey Cafe will be open seven days a week.
“We are excited to welcome this exceptional concept to the Town Center and we are thrilled Tupelo Honey Cafe chose The Town Center of Virginia Beach to be the site of their restaurant in Hampton Roads,” said Sezin Cortinas, retail leasing agent for Divaris Real Estate.
Gerald Divaris and Sezin Cortinas handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord, Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. The Town Center of Virginia Beach is leased by Divaris Real Estate, Inc., and managed by Divaris Property Management Corp.
This is the seventh new tenant to reveal its opening in the fifth phase at the Town Center of Virginia Beach. Recent announcements of new retailers to join the mixed-use development include: West Elm, Anthropologie, Free People, lululemon athletica, francesca’s and Twist Martini. Additional new tenants, primarily fashion, soft furnishing and gift/accessories retailers, will be announced in the very near future.
“The new roster of stores will draw consumers from throughout the region and expand the overall appeal and draw of the Town Center to all of Hampton Roads,” said Gerald Divaris.
Other noted retailers in The Town Center include Brooks Brothers, LOFT, Origins, Cache’, Johnston & Murphy, Sunglass Hut, Men’s Wearhouse, bevello, Louis Jones Art Gallery, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Recent openings include Destination Maternity and IT’SUGAR. Spanning over 17 city blocks, the highly successful, mixed-use Town Center is the core of the City’s Central Business District. The project is being developed by Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. The Town Center provides a mix of multilevel upscale retail, Class A office, luxury residential, The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts and an array of cafes, restaurants and deluxe business hotels.
About Tupelo Honey Cafe
Originally opened in 2001 in downtown Asheville, Tupelo Honey Cafe has grown to become a beloved Southern staple serving farm-fresh, made-from-scratch dishes. Known for its incredible Mountain South cuisine and artsy décor, there are seven locations currently open in Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina; Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City, Tennessee; and Greenville, South Carolina and five future openings for Raleigh, North Carolina; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Arlington and Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Atlanta, Georgia. Two nationally distributed Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbooks are available for purchase on the website and in stores. For more information, visit tupelohoneycafe.com.
About Divaris Real Estate
Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA with offices in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, VA; Charlotte, NC; and Washington, DC. Divaris Real Estate and Divaris Property Management Corp. are divisions of The Divaris Group, an international real estate brokerage and property management company that currently manages and/or leases approximately 23 million square feet of prime office, retail and industrial space from New Jersey to Florida. Gerald S. Divaris is Chairman of the Board, and Michael B. Divaris is President of Divaris Real Estate, Inc.
Divaris Real Estate is a member of Realty Resources, a national group of independent retail property brokers and managers, covering 91 major markets throughout the U.S. DRE is also the Virginia affiliate for The CORE Network, a national group of office and industrial brokers with affiliates throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. These organizations represent corporate and institutional clients, tenants and buyers in all aspects of leasing, development, management, sales and acquisitions.
About Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. is a full service real estate company with extensive experience developing, building, owning and managing high-quality, institutional-grade office, retail and multifamily properties in attractive markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.