VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Author's note: The video above is on file from March 2021.
Pizza-lovers rejoice: Virginia Beach is slated to get a Mellow Mushroom in the spring of 2022!
Kim Speece, a spokeswoman familiar with the deal, said the 8,000+ square-foot restaurant would be part of the renovated Sheraton hotel, just feet away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
This location will feature "the music of Virginia Beach."
"In keeping with Mellow Mushroom’s culture, the restaurant will have a design theme unique to its location," Speece said. "The artwork curated for this site ties back to Bossa Nova-inspired patterning and musical elements."
Officials said there will also be a mural by Virginia artist Mark Paul Deren and a giant rotating “Mellow Mushroom” globe.
The restaurant is known for its pizza, specialty drinks, and allergen-friendly menu.
This location won't be the first in Hampton Roads, but it will be the first on the Southside. There are Mellow Mushroom restaurants in Newport News and Williamsburg.
The franchise started in Atlanta in 1974, and there are now Mellow Mushroom restaurants in 21 states.