Outer Banks favorite will bring fresh seafood and local flavor to their new waterfront location opening Fall 2017 in downtown Norfolk

Norfolk, Va. (April 6, 2017) -- The Cordish Companies is excited to announce that a popular Manteo, N.C., restaurant is opening its second location at Waterside District in Norfolk, VA, this fall. Boasting fresh seafood, a made-from-scratch menu and waterfront views, Stripers Waterside will serve up its award-winning dining options to downtown Norfolk.

Coming to Waterside District on the banks of the Elizabeth River, Stripers Waterside will offer a diverse lunch and dinner menu consisting of seafood, pasta, steak, sandwiches and more. Stripers Waterside will also serve a Sunday brunch menu and house 30 beers on tap, giving Norfolk a new place to enjoy breakfast or after-work drinks by the water.

The restaurant’s original location, Stripers Bar & Grille in Manteo, N.C., is a favorite among locals and visitors and known for its fresh-caught seafood, draft beer and panoramic water views. Spanning approximately 7,400 square feet, the new location at Waterside District will continue the Stripers tradition of using homemade ingredients, from sauces to desserts and more.

While great local seafood will remain a focal point, the restaurant will also offer a more expansive menu than its first location. Varied, quality options will fit every palate and budget, making Stripers Waterside an ideal restaurant to take the whole family for dinner. Stripers Waterside will also offer on and off-site catering and a private dining room in the restaurant that will accommodate around 60 guests, making it ideal for rehearsal dinners, lunch meetings, and other events.

“We look forward to bringing in a waterfront restaurant with a welcoming, casual vibe that will fit perfectly with the rest of Waterside District,” said Glenn Sutch, president of Waterside District. “Stripers will be a place to go for any occasion -- you can rent a private room or have a nice anniversary out, but it’s also a great space for a family dinner.”

Alfredo Landazuri, chef for Stripers Manteo, is developing the Stripers Waterside menu and is excited to build upon the original restaurant’s menu to give Norfolk a unique experience upon opening in the fall of 2017.

“We envision holding on to many of the concepts that make our Manteo location special, but taking it to the next level for this bigger Norfolk space,” said Landazuri. “We’ll continue to make our dishes from scratch, using fresh local seafood and products, and we’ll keep our most popular menu items while providing an even broader range of affordable, accessible options that everyone can enjoy.”

Waterside District will open with private charitable events in late April and officially open to the public on May 4. The Grand Opening celebration is set for May 11-14, and a complete list of activities and events can be found at www.watersidedistrict.com/grandopening. Additional news about tenant announcements, event information and more will continue to be released through Waterside District's website ( www.watersidedistrict.com ) and social media channels: Facebook ( www.facebook.com/WatersideDistrict ), Instagram (watersidedistva) and Twitter (@WatersideDistVA).

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About Waterside District
Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors. A comprehensive $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk’s iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace will allow visitors to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts that integrate the downtown with its waterfront. Learn more and engage through Waterside District’s social media channels on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/WatersideDistrict ), Instagram (@watersidedistva) and Twitter (@WatersideDistVA). For leasing information or media inquiries, please contact info@watersidedistrict.com or visit www.watersidedistrict.com.

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

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