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Demolition of American Cigar Factory in Norfolk to begin Tuesday

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(Photo: American Cigar Factory/Facebook)

NORFOLK, Va. – The historic American Cigar Factory is set to be demolished on Tuesday, May 9.

East Princess Anne Road between Park Avenue and Tidewater drive will be closed until-mid May for the public’s safety.

The detour via E. Virginia Beach Boulevard is:

  • From E. Princess Anne Road at Park Avenue (heading west)
    • Turn left at Park Avenue
    • Turn right at E. Virginia Beach Boulevard
    • Turn right at Tidewater Drive
    • Arrive at E. Princess Anne Road


  • From E. Princess Anne Road at Tidewater Drive (heading east)
    • Turn left at Tidewater Drive
    • Turn right and continue into the E. Virginia Beach Boulevard loop
    • Turn left at Park Avenue
    • Arrive at E. Princess Anne Road

The factory was built around 1903.