New Mellow Mushroom Virginia Beach Opens October 3, 2022
ATLANTA/VIRGINIA BEACH (September 30, 2022) – A new 8000+ square foot Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Virginia Beach will anchor a renovated 214 room hotel — the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront — creating a new focal point for dining, tourism, and economic development in the area. The Mellow Mushroom has transformed the corner of Atlantic Avenue and 35th Street, with a commanding stainless steel rotating globe of the world and a dynamically beautiful Mad Steetz, Mark Paul Deen, mural. The restaurant will become a landmark for residents and visitors.
The cornerstone of Mellow Mushroom are stone-baked pizzas featuring a crust made from five simple ingredients, including water from Appalachian mountain springs. Other menu highlights are freshly made salads, handcrafted cocktails, and a wide selection of beers, many of them local.
In keeping with the culture of Mellow Mushroom, the restaurant will have unique one-of-a-kind decor that is reflected in the artwork and design. The artwork curated for this site ties back to Bossa Nova-inspired patterning, musical elements, and Brazilian flowers. Virginia Beach welcomed some of the early Brazilian influenced Bossa Nova musicians.
In addition to the main dining room, there is an indoor/outdoor glassed-in patio and an outdoor patio and bar with multiple televisions, decorative topiary walls and the illuminated rotating wonderland globe.
“The hotel and restaurant have had – and will continue to have – a strong positive economic impact on Virginia Beach, including workers involved in construction and full-time staff for the hotel and restaurant.,” says Jay Shah, Shamin Hotels. “The new restaurant provides a focal point for the area’s dining, tourism, and economic development.”
About the Restaurant / By the Numbers
- 125 employees
- Interior – 4685 sf
- Exterior – 3536 sf
- 80 indoor seats
- 50 seats under covered patio
- 80 exterior seats
- Eight televisions
- 30 Beer Taps
- Two Bars – indoor and outdoor
- Architect: Gene Weissman, Architects Incorporated
- Madsteez – exterior mural
- Mickael Broth – exterior art installation/interior art mural
- Nikki Leone – tactile interior artwork
- Nicholasa Daily – video interior artwork
- Rogerio Pedro – interior artwork