NEWPORT NEWS—The spot left vacant by Aroma’s at the fountains of City Center will soon be offering a new coffee shop experience. Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie, which already has locations in Norfolk, Smithfield, and Portsmouth, will start to make renovations to the space as soon as some maintenance issues can be resolved.
Offering a full selection of coffees and teas—as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches (including bagels, superfood tacos, and a granola parfait), and cocktails, craft beers and wine, Cure has been planning to expand for some time, but was slowed by the pandemic and supply chain and staffing shortages. No official opening date for the Newport News location has been released yet.
Founded by high school friends and co-owners, Chris Shelton and Mike Aston, Cure got its start in Norfolk in February 2011. The Smithfield location opened in 2017, and the Portsmouth location will be opening soon. The Newport News location is not expected to be the last phase of their expansion plans.