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First Planned Shopping CenterWhat is Historic Afton Square In Cradock? Gazebo
The Cradock community was established in 1918 to provide housing for shipyard workers during World War I. As part of that development, Afton Square was designed as one of the first planned, self-contained shopping centers built in America. Another benefit - Cradock had electric lights and telephones before the City of Portsmouth! Today, the Cradock community features shops, food establishments, a post office, fire station, library, and a gazebo in Afton Square. We have special events throughout the year to celebrate spring, July 4th, fall and Christmas. Come meet the people who keep the values of our hometown spirit alive. Experience the history and serenity, and revisit the memories that bond us as we work towards a renaissance in historic Afton Square.


Hearthside Realty, Inc.
46 Afton Parkway
Hearthside Realty, Inc. opened its doors in October 1984 on historic Afton Square. For twenty years, we have served the needs of the Cradock community and the Hampton Roads area. We specialize in rental property management, commercial and residential sales. Our office atmosphere is similar to "Mayberry RFD" in that our customers are free to just "pop" in whenever they wish and we are always glad to see them. We simply do our best to serve the needs of our clients and look out for their best interests. We are a small company with thirty-three years of experience in the real estate business. Ya'll come see us!

Karps Market
52 Afton Parkway
We are a family owned grocery store that specializes in fine meats and have been serving the community for over 25 years. We accommodate many businesses and families in the Tidewater area. Our fresh-cut meats come in many different packages created to fit your family/business needs. We honor food stamps, checks, credit cards, and WIC coupons. We also accept utilities payments and provide money orders for your convenience. Our hours are 8:30am till 8pm Monday-Sunday. Experience our personal service with satisfaction guaranteed.

Nanci’s Class Acts
86 Afton Parkway
In 1998, I opened my business with a dream. My 15 years of sewing experience has served the Cradock community, Tidewater area, and East Coast. I custom design and tailor clothing, and can handle all alterations. I specialize in swimsuits, military uniforms, bridal wear, prom dresses, exotic wear, and clothing for wrestlers, female impersonators, and body builders. I create the best and repair the rest. Any shape or size is welcome to experience the personal and/or confidential attention I give to each patron. We have tanning beds, lotions, exotic shoes and boots and body accessories. We are here Monday through Saturday with flexible hours. Come check us out!!!

VFW Post 993
76 Afton Parkway
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) was established in 1922. We are one of the oldest posts in Virginia. Contact us for more information.

Cradock Helping Hands & Kids Club
73 Afton Parkway
Established in 2001, we have served the Cradock community through community/city service - building bridges throughout our community and the City of Portsmouth. Contact us for more information.

Cradock Restaurant “Peggy’s Place”
60 Afton Parkway
Formerly known as "the Cradock Luncheonette," the restaurant has been an established business in the community for 30 years. Check our lunch specials Monday through Friday – we offer prompt service for the rushed patron. Saturday and Sunday we provide breakfast specials. Our hours of operation are 8am - 2am. Every Friday night we feature a DJ. We offer ‘Race Day’ party and specials on Sundays. This is a place where everyone can come to enjoy themselves in a hometown atmosphere. Come join Peggy, Liz and the friends that gather at Peggy’s Place.

Calico Cat
68 Giles Road
Looking for someone to plan your next event? Decorations, party favors, food and entertainment for children as well as adults. Unique gift baskets and handcrafted items are my specialty. My 50 years of craft experience equals the "purrfect" party. Give me a call to set up an appointment and explore my endless ideas for your next occasion.

Cradock Women’s Club
91 Afton Parkway
We strive to promote civic, cultural, educational and social welfare in the Cradock community. Call Mrs. Carr for more information.

Makeda’s Fine Food & Entertainment
53 Afton Parkway
We present special dishes of reasonably priced southern cuisine and light Italian fare that are the delicious outcome of our 17 years of catering experience. Our entrees are served in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We provide sit down, carry out and delivery for your convenience. We promise our service and inventive menu will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what your appetite or the occasion demands, the friendly staff at Makeda's promises to make your dining experience a pleasant one. We have light entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings from 10-2. Our day of rest is Monday. Call for our flexible hours of business.

Appraisers of Real Estate, Inc.
46 Afton Parkway
William W. Whitley has been in the real estate industry since 1993. He holds a Virginia real estate license, broker’s license, and is a certified residential appraiser in Virginia. In January 2004, after working for 6 years with a leading residential appraisal firm, William decided to open his own business in historic Afton Square. William is dedicated to providing experienced, professional, and reliable appraisal services at competitive rates and with prompt turn around time.

Hair Care by Luanne
71 Afton Parkway
Our salon offers many services from a simple haircut to fancy-up dos, color work and perms for the entire family. We have been in business for 11 years and are located in the historic heart of Cradock. We have 3 licensed hair designers and a receptionist/shampoo technician. Our stylists have 100 years of combined experience. We offer a pick-up service for the local patrons that don't or can't drive. Most of all, we are a friendly salon that welcomes the entire family. We offer quality work at reasonable prices. Appointments are usually necessary.

Authorized by the Cradock Business Owners Association