January 18, 2015
Many thanks to Louis Eisenberg for digging up some old photos of Uncle Louie’s Restaurant which closed almost 10 years ago at Wards Corner. More can be found at the Uncle Louie’s Restaurant Alumni and Friends Facebook page.
You can read a copy of the Uncle Louie’s Restaurant Menu from March 2005 here (PDF).
Entrance to a great time!
Entrance to Uncle Louie’s Bar and Grill from the Dining Room
The famous prop table in the front window of Uncle Louie’s. At times, we had to get that table so we would have seating for two more guests. Uncle Louie’s had 450 seats, The business that Uncle Louie’s would do on some days was absolutely amazing.
Teresa Boyle did a fantastic job creating the chalk menu boards
Uncle Louie’s dining room set for dinner service
Uncle Louie’s dining room set up for lunch service
Uncle Louie’s Banquet and Conference Room was a favorite of local politicians.
The best table in Uncle Louie’s bar and grill overlooked Uncle Louie’s dining room. This was Benjamin Clymer’s favorite table. Ben Clymer was Old Dominion University’s Reference Librarian from 1960 -1981
Art Deco Mural by Bev Sell and Teresa Boyle
First Colony Coffee seal. We served and sold over 100 varieties and flavors of First Colony Coffee.
Uncle Louie’s had one of the best Jewish Delis south of New York City
Uncle Louie’s Desserts were some of the best served in Hampton Roads
Suzy Daffron Allen, One of the Great Uncle Louie’s Bartenders
January 16, 2015
Please remember to come to the meeting on January 20, 2015 at the Fitness and Wellness Center at 6:30pm to view the designs and provide input. This will likely be the last chance to provide input before the project goes before Planning Commission and City Council.
The apartments and townhouses are planned to be constructed on Newport Ave, just north of Granby Elementary.
SOME CHANGES FROM THEIR LAST PRESENTATION:
1. The max height of the apartments is going from 47ft to 49ft
2. The max height of the Condominiums is going from 43’8″ to 49ft.
Community Gathering Space
Main Entrance and Pocket Park
Wooded Trail and Pool Area
Revised Apartment Elevations
Exterior Finish Materials
The entire PDF packet can be seen here.
January 11, 2015
Proposed Site Plan including apartments to the bottom right and townhouses to the left
Collins Enterprises will present their final version of their apartment / townhouse / condo plan to be constructed on Newport Ave just north of Granby Elementary.
The meeting will be on January 20, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center. The meeting is a joint meeting of the Wards Corner Civic League and Talbot Hall Civic League. The public is invited to attend.
The meeting starts at 6:30pm and each civic league will take a vote during the meeting to advise the planning commission and city council on their support and concerns about the project.
Updated designs will be posted to Wards Corner Now prior to the meeting. Please attend and let your concerns be known.
January 9, 2015
Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association
301 Suburban Parkway
Norfolk, Virginia 23505-4224
January 9th, 2015
Dear Wards Corner Business Owners & Associates;
Come join the Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association Tuesday, January 20th in the upstairs meeting room of FARM FRESH, 230 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. 23505. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. an end at 9:30 a.m.
January’s meeting is a Membership drive, and we will be having a fabulous breakfast buffet, so please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 587-7975 to let me know how many will be attending by January 18th. 2015.
The continued growth and improvement of your business area is crucial and depends on you and your involvement and the effort you are willing to commit. There is strength in numbers and that is why it is so important to have a strong Business Association, working together as one. Mark your calendar, come and join your fellow business partners. We have a lot to discuss.
Elyse Kalfus, President
Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association
January 6, 2015
The Wards Corner Task Force meeting is this Thursday, 1/8/15 at 8:30am at the Fitness and Wellness Center. Agenda below:
1. Police Reports – 2nd and 3rd Patrol Updates
2. Parking along the grass W. Little Creek Road – Leonard Newcomb, Director, Zoning
3. Development Updates – Mike Cutter, Business Development Specialist
4. Riverfront Infrastructure Plan Update – Richard Broad, Assistant Director, Public Works
- Community Updates
- Wards Corner Business Association Update
6. New Business
The next task force meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center