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Isabelle and Keyvan Behnam shared a vision of creating their own restaurant centered on higher-end favorites with a twist presented in a warm setting, a place ideal for a special occasion or a weekly dinner out. They didn’t favor white tablecloths or cuisine so involved that diners would have to Google ingredients. Six years later, … Continue reading “Lulu Birds Offers a Special Culinary Experience That Keeps Patrons Coming Back”


You can’t miss The Silver Box on Main Street in Gloucester Village, especially this time of year when graduates and tourists frequently stop for a spontaneous photo shoot. A daffodil mural painted on the side of the gift shop at the corner of Main Street and Botetourt Avenue draws folks to the spot. Commissioned in … Continue reading “The Silver Box is Special From the Inside Out”


Walk inside the Goodman Home on Main Street and treasures from another time await. What you find can change from one day to the next. A limited edition Beatrix Potter figurine, Rockingham China of England, is among the small finds. A decorated hand-painted china cabinet and an 1873 carved block front secretary are among the … Continue reading “The Goodman Home is Main Street’s Treasure Chest”


Gloucester Brewing Company started in a garage unless you believe it was destined since birth. Mike Brewer is one of two founders after all. “Pure coincidence,” he says about his last name. Despite his name, Brewer knew nothing about brewing beer. He did know that he and his wife, Laura, and their friends Myron Ware … Continue reading “Good Brews for all at Gloucester Village Microbrewery”


Thai food and Gloucester Village? At first Tusnee McDaniel wasn’t sure a Thai restaurant would fit into a traditional Main Street that looks like a page from Norman Rockwell’s America. Just before the doors to Bangkok Noi Thai opened in 2008, McDaniel saw a crowd gathering. “Where are all those people going?” she wondered. They … Continue reading “Family and Food Come Together at Bangkok Noi Thai”


The decisions are tough at Sweet Tooth Café & Bakery, especially the ones about cupcakes. Even the most devoted Chocolate Raspberry lover faces a crossroads when the flavors range from Apple Cider to Banana Split to Hot Fudge Sundae to Elvis (banana chocolate topped with peanut butter cream icing and fudge drizzle). “We’ve got between … Continue reading “Whether You’re Hungry for Lunch or a Sugary Treat, Fill Up at Sweet Tooth Café & Bakery”


You don’t just learn about yoga at Honestly Yoga. You learn about you. Walk into the studio founded by Angie McKinster at 6618 Main Street and you’ll inhale the future and exhale the past. McKinster discovered the healing power of yoga after giving birth to twin boys a decade ago and losing one of them … Continue reading “Honestly, It’s the Best Yoga Studio and It’s In the Gloucester Village”


Emilie and Michael Richardson were eager to try something new. Their eldest son lived in Newport News, and being closer to him was a priority. While searching for floral businesses within an easy drive to their son, the Floridians discovered Gloucester and everything special about Smith’s Florist & Gift Shoppe. Jean Smith had owned Smith’s … Continue reading “Find Something Beautiful at Smith’s Florist & Gift Shoppe”


Vashti Wilcher was a woman ahead of her time as an entrepreneur in 1961. Her legacy, Vashti Jewelers, remains a local treasure in Edgehill Shopping Center just off Main Street in Gloucester Village. “It was just unheard of 60 years ago for women to have their own business,” says Nicole Michael, Vashti’s granddaughter and today … Continue reading “Generations of Women Have Made Vashti’s Jewelers Shine for Six Decades”


CHICAGO (April 2021) – The Main Street Preservation Trust in Gloucester Village, Virginia, is one of six winners of the Main Street Forward Awards, which recognize communities that have shown exemplary recovery and resilience efforts amid the multiple crises of 2020. Selected from 68 total submissions by a national jury of economic development experts, the … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Earns National Revitalization Award”


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