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Sep 30th, 2022

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.

Economic Impact

“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
  • Seating: 
    • 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
  • Artists:
    • 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