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3WTKR: COVA Brewing Company opens in Ocean View during pandemic

NORFOLK, Va. – A new business has just opened in the Ocean View section of Norfolk that is both a brewery and a coffee shop. News 3 recently got a tour of COVA Brewing Company.

“Our tagline is, ‘Something is always brewing at COVA,’” said Dr. Philip Smith, a co-owner of COVA Brewing Company.

Dr. Smith works as a physician during the day and took a job in the Hamptons Roads area a few years ago. He said he really loved the Ocean View area.

COVA Brewing Company has been in the works for Ocean View over the last two years.

Dr. Smith explains why they were interested in this location, “The proximity to the beach, the evolving residential neighborhood around the East Ocean View area really represented what we thought was a great opportunity to put something of value in the community.”

It’s located right near Pretty Lake Avenue and Shore Drive.

“My wife and I are long-time Ocean View residences and we wanted this for the community,” said Scott Bateman, another co-owner of COVA Brewing Company, “I think that this is the most exciting thing that I’ve accomplished as a resident here in Ocean View.”

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