‘Gilmore Girls’ takes over Norfolk, Virginia Beach coffee shops

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“Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!” – Lorelai Gilmore

Lynnhaven Coffee Co. managing partner chris Bailey poses in his Luke's Diner gear to celebrate Oc.t 5 - otherwise known as Gilmoreversary. (Adrienne Mayfield/Southside Daily)

Lynnhaven Coffee Co. managing partner Chris Bailey poses in his Luke’s Diner gear to celebrate Oc.t 5 – otherwise known as Gilmoreversary. (Adrienne Mayfield/Southside Daily)

Wednesday will be a special celebration for fans who love “Gilmore Girls” as much as the Gilmore girls love coffee.

Southside, and the nation, will celebrate the 16th “Gilmoreversary” – Oct. 5, which is the day the show first aired in 2000 – with free coffee from local shops.

Area joints that will transform into Luke’s Diner include Norfolk’s Borjo and Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven Coffee Co. and American Brew.

Chris Bailey – managing partner of Lynnhaven Coffee Co. and Virginia Beach’s own Luke Danes – said the staff plans to dress the Danes’ way by wearing flannel and navy blue aprons and hats that read “Luke’s.”

“We’re going to make it fun,” Bailey said. “We’re going to make everyone happy.”

The coffee shop, located at 2945 Shore Dr., will serve 150 free, 12-ounce coffees from 7 a.m. to noon.

The coffee cups will have the Luke’s logo and a Lorelai Gilmore quote reading, “Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life I was a coffee.”

"Gilmore Girls" themed coffee cups from Lynnhaven Coffee Co.

“Gilmore Girls” themed coffee cups from Lynnhaven Coffee Co.

Three of the 150 “Gilmore Girls” cups served at Lynnhaven Coffee Co. will also have a code for three free months of Netflix, Bailey said.

The national promotion is a celebration of the “Gilmore Girls” Nov. 25 return to the screen as a Netflix series.

The series, which ran until 2007, focuses on Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a coffee-drinking, dynamic mother-daughter duo who live in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Conn.

 

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‘Gilmore Girls’ takes over Norfolk, Virginia Beach coffee shops