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Here’s an update on the old German restaurant in Newport News

Chisel and Shaker has moved into the old Das Waldcafe building on Warwick Boulevard (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)
Chisel and Shaker has moved into the old Das Waldcafe building on Warwick Boulevard (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)

NEWPORT NEWS – The owners of the old Das Waldcafe don’t plan on converting the building into a tapas restaurant anytime soon.

“We’re still been renovating it,” said Matt Jones, who co-owns the building with his father, Joel.

In August 2018, the pair bought the building, which had been vacant for two years, and started renovating it while simultaneously running their ice sculpture and cocktail service business, Chisel and Shaker.

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The business was renting a storefront in a Denbigh strip mall and recently relocated to the Das Waldcafe building.

In an interview with WYDaily in September 2018, Jones said he wanted to have a contemporary American tapas menu with Tex-Mex cuisine.

As this time, the project to open the restaurant is still in the works.

“Probably at the earliest this year,” Jones said. “Right now, we’re just taking the ice business and running with it.”

Chisel and Shaker is located on 12529 Warwick Blvd. For more information, visit their website or call 575-494-4177. You can also follow them on Facebook.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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