Kick off your weekend with some fun festivities in Port Warwick! Beginning Friday, June 1, catch the cool kids at HIP for live music, fun food and outstanding artwork.
First Fridays will take place in and around HIP, located at 2170 William Styron Square S in Newport News. Enjoy an evening of live local musicians, foodies, artists and door prizes.
Stroll through the beautiful Port Warwick Square to participating restaurants and businesses for First Fridays Fun. This event is from 6-9pm and is free and open to the public. Come out and show some local love!
Check out all of the upcoming events and details by clicking here.
THE coolest, most eclectic shop in Port Warwick has moved inside the Square!
As of December 1, 2017, HIP is now located inside Port Warwick, right beside Thaijindesu. New to the store will be Jolly Roasters, a coffee company offering pourovers, single origin coffee, nitro cold brew, espresso and handcrafted pastries. Jolly Roasters will officially be open for business January 3rd. They will also brew and sell Discover Teas onsite.
HIP will continue to host awesome workshops such as chalk paint, macramé, metals/jewelry design and calligraphy. Beginning January 2018, the boutique welcomes catered events, live music and a nice open space for business meetings. In February, keep an eye out for the bourbon and chocolate tasting event!
Be sure to look for the ‘Blooms & Brews’ workshop with Front Porch Flower Company. These events will feature coffee, teas and classes on how to create amazing flower arrangements. HIP is excited to host pop-ups, trunk shows and even more creative workshops in 2018.
For more info on the new space and workshops, click here
A wide array of artists’ booths will line Styron Square this weekend in Port Warwick. The Art & Sculpture Festival returns October 14-15th with fine arts, live entertainment, food, beer and wine.
The festival will feature 100 artists, a fabulous lineup of eclectic music each day and a tent for young collectors. Enjoy strolling the square stocked with world-class fine art, gourmet food vendors and family friendly activities.
Don’t forget to visit the local chic boutiques, award winning restaurants and other unique businesses in the Square. Saturday hours are from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm.
For more info, click here.
This hidden gem definitely lives up to it’s business name. One of Port Warwick’s most recent additions, Hip + Innovative Studio Boutique is sure to have something for everyone.
Anna Hubbard is the beauty and the brains behind this wonderful idea. The studio offers workshops by local artists in metals/jewelry (texturizing, stamping, cold connections, coloring in metal), Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Fiber Arts (weaving, macrame, felting), Floral Design and more! Hip is the home for the Anna Hubbard Jewelry collection, as well as a wide selection of fine, handcrafted artisan products.
Original art and prints, stunning jewelry, scarves and bags line the walls throughout. I was most intrigued with the prominent passion that Anna has for art and her store. It was a great pleasure to visit and learn all about it.
Definitely check it out by visiting her site at hip757.com.
More fantastic news for the town of Phoebus! The owners and creative masterminds behind the perfect taco plan to open a restaurant this coming Fall. With the building located beside Victorian Station in Phoebus at 24 N. Mallory Street, this will be their first restaurant venture. The partners plan to completely renovate the 5,000 square-foot building adding multiple windows, an indoor raised stage, a retail space and an inside/outside patio featuring roll-up windows.
Due to the continuous success of Stuft, Not Your Average Street Food, the Haas’ brothers decided the time was right to expand. Casey, 33 and Alex, 29 will team up with close friend Moriah DeVito, the general manager at The Point at Phoebus to ensure a successful, long-term endeavor.
Although we have seen a recent increase in popularity of the food truck trend, Stuft has been around (and a locals’ favorite) since 2011, offering from-scratch Mexican inspired food and great customer service. Not only is the experience about the perfect taco, it’s about the big, bright smiles you can always guarantee from Casey and Alex.
Customers will still be able to get the always popular tacos, burritos, quesadillas and rice bowls. Guests can also look forward to new items on the menu such as pork rind encrusted chicken thighs on a waffled glazed donut, crazy egg rolls and deep fried bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
The restaurant will have a full bar with 12 taps, liquor and wine. If you’re a fan of the taco truck, don’t fret. Stuft, Not Your Average Street Food will still be out and about serving up their delicious signature items.
For up to date news and progress reports, make sure to check out Stuft Food Truck’s Facebook Page.
More big news for the city of Hampton! The town of Phoebus is excited to welcome Hampton Roads’ first hard cidery. Two brothers with deep roots in the community plan to invest more than half a million dollars to open the cidery.
Tim and Doug Smith will launch Sly Clyde Ciderworks on 1.3 acres of family-owned property with plans to turn the two-story historic house next to the closed Smith Floragift building into a tasting room. There will also be a small apple orchard on the property.
The new establishment will create seven new jobs and purchase all of its apples from Virginia farmers. Sly Clyde Ciderworks plans to distribute their cider to restaurants throughout the region. The brothers are optimistic for a November opening.
For more info, visit Sly Clyde Facebook Page.
Copper Fox Distillery is turning 1 year old and they’re ready to celebrate! If you haven’t been to visit the distillery recently, quite a few changes have been made. In addition to demolition, renovation and reconstruction, they’ve also added some fun whiskey focused adventures.
Join the Copper Fox team to celebrate the anniversary Saturday, July 22 from 6-10pm. Enjoy beautifully crafted cocktails, live music by Good Shot Judy, and the culinary delights from ‘Off-Beat Eats’. Tickets include entry, one cocktail, and a signature Copper Fox engraved cocktail glass.
You may purchase tickets online in advance at eventbrite.com/copper-fox-distillery.
Attention good people, who want to do good, be good and teach good (and enjoy great beer). If you’re interested in helping those in need and want to learn from top leaders in your community, mark your calendars for Monday night at Tradition.
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is excited to launch its new affinity group, The Emerging Leaders Society. This will be an excellent networking opportunity and an awesome chance to hear from some of our community’s most philanthropic leaders.
The event begins at 5pm with a social. From 5.30-6.30, enjoy speakers on the leadership panel and finish up with happy hour and networking at 6.30. Sliders food truck will be onsite all evening.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/emerging-leaders.