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Norfolk, VA area ...

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:18 am
by TommyDawg
Hi gents. Are there any good brick and mortar shave shops I should check out while there for a visit?? Thanks....

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:14 am
by kingfisher
Sadly, there are none that I know of. I've been living here for 13 years.

If you are travelling through Charlottesville, there's apparently a good B&M store there, but I've never actually visited it.

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:10 pm
Actually, the store in Charlottesville (London's Bathecary) has closed their brick and mortar there and opened another store in Williamsburg. Williamsburg is somewhat close to Norfolk, not too long of a drive, so it might be a good day trip, checking out the old town AND visiting London's.

Be sure to make a visit to the Williamsburg Winery as well while there.

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:47 am
by kingfisher
AACJ, thanks for the update. I have been to Williamsburg many, many times but was not aware that the store had moved there.

Have you visited it?

For the OP, the drive from Norfolk to Williamsburg is approximately 30-40 minutes. Williamsburg is north and slightly west of Norfolk. Well worth the trip, with or without the London Bathecary, as Williamsburg is beautiful and interesting.

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:51 pm
I was there last year during a conference I attended. It's a short walk from the Williamsburg Inn where we were staying.

It's located in the Henry Street Shops in Merchants Square. Williamsburg is always a nice visit on it's own but of course I had to visit London's Bathecary while there.

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:12 am
by TommyDawg
Unfortunately my trip has come and gone. I really didnt give much advance notice on it, but hopefully it will help some other gents traveling in the area. Ended up being pressed for time anyway... alas...
Thanks guys!

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:06 pm
by Thalay Sagar
The Londons Bathecary/ShopLondons store in Charlottesville moved from a glorious large space on the downtown mall area to a small storefront in Barracks Road Shopping Center and a wharehouse a bit outside of town. It was a very disappointing turn of events, with only a fraction of the shaving related goods being displayed at the store. I've read that this store will be relocated sometime this summer or early fall to a new shopping center called Stonefield. Hopefully, it will have a better display of merchandise, e.g. fewer stinky candles.