Answering strong guest demand for a return to Ghent after a six year absence, TASTE plans to open a new location at 409 West 21st Street in Norfolk, March 2017.
“Our founder, Peter Coe, opened the second TASTE Unlimited on Colley Avenue in 1976, and for more than 30 years we were part of the fabric of Ghent. We are excited not only about returning to this vibrant community but also about being more accessible to our growing customer base downtown,” comments Jon Pruden, President of TASTE.
“Our goal is to transform what is currently an uninspiring mattress store into a uniquely engaging specialty food experience. By doing so, we will contribute both to a dynamic culinary scene along the 21st Street corridor as well as to the vibrancy of the greater Ghent neighborhood. The location will allow us to further our mission of cultivating community through an authentically local place to gather around great food and drink,” Pruden said.
The new location in Ghent will be TASTE’s eighth store and will feature TASTE’s traditional mix of a specialty foods market and café in a 6,000 square foot space. Exclusive to this location will be a Borjo DrinkBar, offering a wide variety of beverage options, including coffee, espresso, milkshakes & frappes, smoothies and juices, as well as beer and wine by the glass. This unique offering follows TASTE’s acquisition of Norfolk’s Borjo Coffeehouse earlier this year.