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

Southsidedaily.com is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

“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.


Previous articleVirginia Beach light rail still too costly, mayor says
Next articleHurricane Matthew could steer clear of Virginia Beach
Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.