For Immediate Release:
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
The Hopewell Downtown Partnership
Grand Opening of Paddy’s Irish Pub in downtown Hopewell
Hopewell, VA – Hopewell is excited to announce the Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting for downtown Hopewell’s newest business, Paddy’s Irish Pub! The celebration will take place Saturday, April 20th, at 10:30am at 239 E Broadway Ave in downtown Hopewell.
“This will be the fourth ribbon cutting in downtown Hopewell this year with several others expected to open before year end, continuing the momentum in downtown,” says Charlie Dane, Assistant City Manager.
The Pub is located in the same building as the new Haley’s Honey Meadery, and Legacy Coffee Roasting Company. Since Hopewell’s designation as a Virginia Main Street community in 2011, the Hopewell Downtown Partnership, City of Hopewell, EDA, and others have helped spur over $12 million of private investment into the downtown district.
“The goal is to create a quaint, walkable, and vibrant downtown with many unique mom and pop businesses that you won’t be able to find anywhere else,” says Evan Kaufman, Executive Director of the Downtown Partnership. “The Irish Pub is a perfect fit for downtown as it brings experiential dining, drinking, and authentic Irish cuisine that is owned and operated by Hopewell natives.”
Stephanie and Patrick Marzigliano are longtime Hopewell residents and have dreamed of opening an authentic Irish Pub for the past ten years. They recently took a trip to Ireland to further develop their concept and have pictures of their trip lining the walls of their new establishment.
“This is truly a dream come true and the Hopewell community has been so supportive of our efforts,” says Stephanie. “With all of the revitalization taking place in downtown Hopewell, we really wanted to be a part of this new chapter in Hopewell’s history and couldn’t be happier to be opening our dream business in our hometown.”
The Pub will serve traditional Irish Fare including staples like ‘Bangers and Mash,’ ‘Shepherd’s Pie,’ and a specialty ‘Paddy’s Guinness and Beef Stew.’ They will also include a selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and of course, a full bar. Their hours of operation are 11am – 2am.
After the ribbon cutting, stay in downtown for Hopewell’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival, taking place one block away from the Pub.
The Ribbon Cutting is hosted by a partnership between the Hopewell Downtown Partnership, City of Hopewell, and Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce.
Last modified: April 12, 2019