NORFOLK, Va. – Screen printing shop Prince Ink will open at 433 Granby Street on Friday.
To celebrate their grand opening, the business is partnering up with Field Guide for drink specials, buskers and performance art on the sidewalk.
Prince Ink is the third business to open though the Vibrant Spaces program. The Vibrant Spaces program wants to continue to help new and existing small businesses thrive by providing an additional $50,000 in matching grants. The committee plans to offer incentives to get new businesses established in Downtown Norfolk.
Prince Ink makes custom screen printed t-shirts, posters and accessories. The store will sell goods made by local, regional and national artists, as well as their own products.
“The businesses that have opened have fulfilled our objective to recruit lively, one-of-a-kind experiences in Downtown,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. “Prince Ink’s space is very creative with multiple elements that generate interest and even more reasons to visit Downtown.”
Vibrant Spaces has generated 85 new business ideas and 12 existing business submissions in Downtown Norfolk. Other businesses announced include Parisian-style creperie Lamia’s Crepes and self-service dog wash and pet supplies store called Muddy Paws.