HJ118: Commending AromasWorld.


Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 8, 2020
Commending AromasWorld.
Patron-- Mullin

WHEREAS, AromasWorld, a coffeehouse and cafe with locations in Williamsburg and Newport News, has provided a welcoming environment for local residents and visitors to meet and enjoy freshly roasted coffee and delicious, healthy food for two decades; and

WHEREAS, founded by Don and Geri Pratt in 2000, AromasWorld offers numerous options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to the highest-quality coffees and teas; the restaurant offers homemade soups, quiche, cakes, pies, cookies, scones, and muffins, including vegetarian and vegan options; and

WHEREAS, AromasWorld opened a second location in 2006 in City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News; a third location, Aromas Abridged, serves students at The College of William and Mary from inside Earl Gregg Swem Library; and

WHEREAS, the Pratt family further expanded their business when they created the animal-themed The Hound’s Tale restaurant and Corner BARkery bakery; in 2018, the Pratts sold AromasWorld, The Hound’s Tale, and Corner BARkery to Steve and Michelle Sieling; and

WHEREAS, with its neighborhood atmosphere and commitment to exceptional customer service, AromasWorld has become a cherished home away from home for countless patrons in its 20-year history; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend AromasWorld on the occasion of its 20th anniversary; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to AromasWorld as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the establishment’s contributions to the Williamsburg and Newport News communities.