Two Short Pump eateries close

Two local establishments, one a restaurant and the other a pastry shop and cafe, have closed their doors. A Slice of Grapevine near Regal Cinemas and Daffodil Desserts & More near the new Hilton Hotel & Spa have both ceased operations.

Daffodil Desserts & More, located in the Towne Center West shopping center, has been shuttered. A sign on the door says the landlord, The Breeden Company of Virginia Beach, has seized possession of the property, presumably due to non-payment. The pastry shop and cafe struggled to keep a customer base from the beginning.

A Slice of Grapevine, right next to the theater in the Downtown Short Pump shopping center, did a booming business as a primarily takeout and walk-up ordering establishment, with patrons grabbing a quick bite to eat before or after seeing a movie. When the establishment transitioned towards a more sit-down type restaurant, business seemed to decline, but we were unable to confirm the reason for closing.

The original Grapevine restaurant at the corner of Church and Three Chopt Roads remains open.

This story first appeared on DowntownShortpump.com, an RBS news partner.

Two local establishments, one a restaurant and the other a pastry shop and cafe, have closed their doors. A Slice of Grapevine near Regal Cinemas and Daffodil Desserts & More near the new Hilton Hotel & Spa have both ceased operations.

Daffodil Desserts & More, located in the Towne Center West shopping center, has been shuttered. A sign on the door says the landlord, The Breeden Company of Virginia Beach, has seized possession of the property, presumably due to non-payment. The pastry shop and cafe struggled to keep a customer base from the beginning.

A Slice of Grapevine, right next to the theater in the Downtown Short Pump shopping center, did a booming business as a primarily takeout and walk-up ordering establishment, with patrons grabbing a quick bite to eat before or after seeing a movie. When the establishment transitioned towards a more sit-down type restaurant, business seemed to decline, but we were unable to confirm the reason for closing.

The original Grapevine restaurant at the corner of Church and Three Chopt Roads remains open.

This story first appeared on DowntownShortpump.com, an RBS news partner.

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Eric Perkins
Eric Perkins
12 years ago

Sorry to see both go, but I am not surprised. Towne Center West still has so much vacant space to fill it will be tough for any business that relies on foot traffic and “impulse buys” to survive, much less prosper. A reasonable co-tenancy clause might have helped provide Daffodil a viable exit option. As for the Regal Cinemas shopping center, parking is such a headache that many people avoid the center altogether unless they are going to see a movie. Numerous restaurants with nationally-known brands (McAlister’s Deli, Baja Fresh) and/or upscale concepts (Short Pump Grill) have not been able… Read more »