Savor, shop, socialize at Norfolk’s Selden Market

Norfolk’s small businesses find a haven to promote their locally made gourmet bites, high-end fashion, specialty coffee, jewelry, and more in Selden Market. Conveniently located in downtown Norfolk, adjacent to a Hilton and Marriott, Selden introduces visitors in the city to the best of homegrown craftsmanship. 

Indulge in satisfying sips at Rich Port Coffee and inventive s’more treats at S’mores Amore, then browse luxury leather goods at Werther Leather Goods,explore Cooking with Greens’ healthy food lifestyle, and learn about creative play at Kuumba Studio. Find a Parisian café vibe at Café Geneviève, Christmas charm at seasonal holiday markets, and a safe place to launch your own ideas, as new up-and-coming entrepreneurs are welcome. Selden offers all these engaging businesses and more like stationary stores, regular pop-ups, an “Arcade” section of yummy eats, and a library. 

Photo by Seldon Market

Beyond being a hub for small business success, the Selden has become a go-to gathering spot in the community, with a consistent schedule of interactive events. Craft markets, cooking and baking classes, tastings, yard sales, and even speed dating all serve those who frequent the market. There’s always something new to do, see, or buy, with new businesses continually entering the marketspace, offering original takes on retail merchandise and food that are authentically Norfolk. SeldenMarket.com


This article originally appeared in the Best of Virginia 2024 issue.

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