Construction for The Main kicks off with groundbreaking

"The Main", a mixed-use conference center, entertainment, dining and Hilton hotel destination in Downtown Norfolk had a ceremonial groundbreaking May 23, 2014. Artist rendering. Provided by: Gold Key | PHR Hotels & Resorts
"The Main", a mixed-use conference center, entertainment, dining and Hilton hotel destination in Downtown Norfolk had a ceremonial groundbreaking May 23, 2014. Artist rendering. Provided by: Gold Key | PHR Hotels & Resorts

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Officials in Norfolk held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new mixed-use conference center, entertainment, dining and hotel area in Downtown Norfolk.

The groundbreaking occurred Thursday to jump start The Main, which will be completed in 2017. More than 700 jobs will be created during construction, and 850 new jobs will be created when it opens.

The Main is located at the corner of Main and Granby streets.

Photos: “The Main” coming to Norfolk

“The Main is a transformational development with a design that gives the city a stunning architectural landmark and will be unique in the conference market,” said Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim. “Downtown’s newest destination is an investment in our future that will grow and diversify our economy generating jobs and revenue for all of Norfolk. A technologically advanced facility, The Main complements Norfolk’s growing arts, food and entertainment culture.”

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