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Posted on: August 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Slover Library Serves Up Two Grand Openings

Invite-Only Media Event

NORFOLK, VA—Slover Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Roy E. Hendrix Business Center and Granby Waffle Shop at Slover. A ribbon cutting ceremony for both locations will take place on Friday, August 20, at 11 a.m. Due to space constraints and COVID-19 restrictions, only the media and special invited guests are able to attend this event. Attendees are required to wear face coverings. The media is asked to RSVP by August 19, email

EVENT: Roy E. Hendrix Business Center and Granby Waffle Shop at Slover Ribbon-Cutting
DATE: Friday, August 20, 2021
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Slover Library
(Remarks and a ribbon cutting will take place on the 3rd floor at the Hendrix Business Center followed by an additional ribbon cutting at the Granby Waffle Shop at Slover.)

· Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D.

· Lynn Clements, Executive Director, Slover Library
· Paul Fraim, Slover Library Foundation President

· Liz Powell and Karen Woodley, Slover Library staff
· James “Jamie” Colston, Owner and Operator, Granby Waffle Shop at Slover
· Brad and Brian Barzoloski, Partners, Granby Waffle Shop at Slover


Title Sponsor Roy E. Hendrix, a local businessman, community leader and military veteran, recognized the need for a business hub. The business center features laptops, specialized business software, business books, online resources and new furnishings that enable physical distancing or group study. Library cardholders can access this area at no charge, by-appointment only, during Slover operating hours. Additional donors include the Slover Library Foundation, TowneBank, the City of Norfolk and the Edwin S. Webster Foundation. The business center resources are also made possible through partnerships with Grow with Google, Norfolk Innovation Corridor, the City of Norfolk’s Economic Development Department, and local businesses.

The Granby Waffle Shop, located inside Slover Library and adjacent to Selden Market, offers sweet and savory waffles. Owner and Operator James “Jamie” Colston and partners, brothers Brad and Brian Barzoloski, are thrilled to bring their Richmond-based restaurant concept to Downtown Norfolk. They plan to introduce new and exciting ways to enjoy a classic dish. The shop is located at 235 E. Plume Street. Visit