A brewpub/wineshop is to open in May on Laskin Road, not far from the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Owner Joe Curtis, of Norfolk, and his fiancée Barbara McElroy, of Portsmouth, hope to open Home Republic by the end of May.
“We want to attract people who love good beer and wine,’’ Curtis said.
Virginia beers will be showcased at the restaurant, but other beers will also be available.
Curtis and McElroy said the food would be elevated American cuisine, with an emphasis on grilled food with regional influences.