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Waterside District in Norfolk to celebrate grand opening on May 11-14

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 Waterside District, Norfolk’s new downtown waterfront venue, will celebrate a grand opening celebration on May 11-14. The four day event is open to the public, and will include live musical performances.

Recording artists Weezer and New Politics will play May 11 and country music singer Chase Rice will perform on May 13. The concerts are free. 

The grand celebration follows the opening of the venue to the public on May 4.  Waterside District is located along the Elizabeth River on the old site of the Waterside Festival Marketplace.  The city hired the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. to do a $40 million, 125,000-square-foot redo, which includes the Market, a 30,000-square-foot area for dining and restaurants.

Tenants at the Market include Starr Hill brewery, Rappahannock Oyster Co. and Cogan’s Pizza.  Waterside District also will  feature national restaurants such as Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, Blue Moon Taphouse, PBR Norfolk and The Fudgery.

“It has been so gratifying to see this project come together, and we are thrilled with all that the new Waterside District will bring to downtown Norfolk,” Glenn Sutch, president of Waterside District, said in a statement.

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