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The Neighborhood

Metro on Granby is right in the middle of everything you like about Downtown living. Watch your favorite teams on the big screens at Scotty Quixx and Buffalo Wild Wings, or watch the Norfolk Admirals take over the ice at the Scope. Catch all the latest movies at Regal Cinemas, or take your seat for a live performance at Chrysler Hall. Get in line early and you might be able to see local glass artisans turn sculpture into performance art at the Glass Studio. Looking for a little reprieve from the chaos? The Freemason District is a wonderful gem of a neighborhood nestled sweetly between the bustle of Downtown Norfolk and the arts district surrounding The Hague. You will find cobblestone streets, historic homes and charming parks with towering trees. Metro on Granby is near the Monticello stop on Norfolk’s sensational light rail The Tide, and a short walk to the Elizabeth River.

You have a quick walk to MacArthur Center mall, which is anchored by major retailers Nordstrom, Dillards and Williams-Sonoma, but you will also find that Norfolk has a wonderful community of small, local businesses that offer one-of-a-kind treasures. Satisfy your sweet tooth with baked goods from Chocollage, or let Norfolk Bottle Works spice up your palate.

You will find plenty to eat and drink on Granby Street, and there is no shortage of music and entertainment in the club scene at Granby Theater, the NorVa (The National’s southern sister) and Hell's Kitchen. If you are looking for more of an acoustic vibe, you’ll find you have your pick of fantastic choices in any direction. Norfolk has a wonderful musical reputation for both cultivating and launching incredible talent. 

Looking to host an impromptu gathering? Pendulum Fine Meats, just a short light rail or bike ride away, features local and organic vegetables and grass fed meats (hand cut in the shop). Their inventory includes pantry staples and sides, main courses (all the fixings or ready to go), emergency dinners and home-baked desserts. Carry Norfolk is an incredible bicycle delivery service staffed with rocket-fast riders who will bring it right to your front door. 

From baseball to breweries, coffee to clubs; you’ll find plenty to do in your new Downtown Norfolk neighborhood!


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