Demolition delayed at American Cigar Factory in Norfolk

No one was injured, but police were on scene throughout the night. And on Monday morning, the City of Norfolk said East Princess Anne Road remained closed between Tidewater Drive and Hansen Avenue. This is because of the street’s proximity to the building, and to keep people safe. Credit: WAVY/ Chris Omahen

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Demolition of the American Cigar Factory building in Norfolk has been delayed by one day.

City of Norfolk officials announced Tuesday that the demolition had been pushed back. The work is expected to start again Wednesday morning.

A judge ordered the demolition in late April after they said the owners failed to provide financing documents to the city for construction.

Officials said Tuesday East Princess Anne Road would still be closed between Park Avenue and Tidewater Drive, despite the delay. The road is expected to remain closed until mid-May — when the work is expected to be finished

A detour around the demolition via E. Virginia Beach Boulevard is:

  • From E. Princess Anne Road at Park Avenue (heading west)
    1. Turn left at Park Avenue
    2. Turn right at E. Virginia Beach Boulevard
    3. Turn right at Tidewater Drive
    4. Arrive at E. Princess Anne Road
  • From E. Princess Anne Road at Tidewater Drive (heading east)
    1. Turn left at Tidewater Drive
    2. Turn right and continue into the E. Virginia Beach Boulevard loop
    3. Turn left at Park Avenue

Stay with for updates on the building’s scheduled demolition.