Richmond-based Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee moving into old Starbucks spot on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach
Whatâ€™s going to happen to the old Starbucks building by the Lesner Bridge? Itâ€™s been vacant a long time. â€“ Jeff Miller
Look for Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee to open at 3273 Shore Drive by early winter. This is the first Virginia Beach location for the Richmond-based chain.
Sugar Shack opened its first store in June 2013 and currently has eight locations, plus a food truck. Plans call for three to five stores in the Hampton Roads area, according to Ian Kelley, founder and CEO.
â€œWe anticipate seating about 20 patrons inside and 24 outside on the deck, pending approval from the city,â€ said Kelley. â€œWeâ€™re also planning to have a conference room where small groups can meet.â€
Kelley expects to partner with area businesses â€“ such as ice cream shops and breweries â€“ to make donuts with a local flavor.
Starbucks – closed since May 2015 â€“ had operated at the Shore Drive location for 16 years. Troy Parker and Kristen Huber of the Parker Burnell Real Estate Group represented the landlord in the lease.