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City of Norfolk to illuminate Granby Street again

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 17:23:37-04

Norfolk, Va. – The city of Norfolk will be illuminating lights over Granby Street on April 1 at 8p.m.

Mayor Paul Fraim will flip the switch to turn on the arched lighting which stretches all along Granby Street.

These lights are composed of a 42-foot stainless steel cable connected to 24-feet light poles on both sides of Granby Street.

Mayor Fraim says that Granby Street has become an attraction for residents and visitors within the city.

“Lights Over Granby” is a nod to Downtown Norfolk’s history when the arched lights were on display from 1909 to 1925. Initially the lights ran from  City Hall Avenue to Brambleton Avenue.

This is apart of Downtown Norfolk Council’s street parties series which starts Friday, April 1 in the 300 block of Granby Street at Tidewater Community College.

Every Friday from 5p.m. to 8:30p.m. there will be live music, food trucks, vendors, and a beer garden with craft beer in a downtown setting.