Richmond-based Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee moving into old Starbucks spot on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach
What’s going to happen to the old Starbucks building by the Lesner Bridge? It’s been vacant a long time. – 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.
“We anticipate seating about 20 patrons inside and 24 outside on the deck, pending approval from the city,” said Kelley. “We’re also planning to have a conference room where small groups can meet.”
Kelley expects to partner with area businesses – such as ice cream shops and breweries – to make donuts with a local flavor.
Starbucks – closed since May 2015 – 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.