Waterside District announces mid-May grand opening celebration

A digital rendering of the planned Waterside District, which was expected to be completed in April of 2017. Waterside announced in March that it would be opening May 4, 2017. Photo Courtesy: City of Norfolk.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Waterside District announced Wednesday morning a grand opening celebration for a mid-May.

The celebration has been set for May 11 through 14, and is said to feature live music and activities for the entire community.

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Bands and artists set to perform that weekend include Weezer​, New Politics and Chase Rice, according to a Wednesday news release from Waterside.

Waterside will officially open to the public on May 4.

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Glenn Sutch, President of the Waterside District, tells 10 On Your Side that everything is on track for the opening.

“Now there are things to actually see, to do, taste and touch down there. I’m going to have entertainment booked all weekend long,” said Sutch. “50 percent of the people are going to be local residents and the other 50 percent are going to be what I call ‘the beltway.'”

Officials say Waterside will include restaurants, bars and breweries including Cogan’s PizzaGuy Fieri’s Smokehouse and Blue Moon Tap House — among many other attractions.

“Momentum is on the city’s side right now and we are going to be a big part of that,” said Sutch. “All of these new places and destinations need to work together and we can attract a lot of people.”

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