IT’S CLOSING TIME FOR A VIRGINIA BEACH STAPLE. (ANITA) YOU MAY KNOW IT BY THE LARGE RAVEN SIGN THAT LIGHTS UP ON ATLANTIC AVENUE AT THE OCEANFRONT – EVERY NIGHT. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S LAURA CASO IS HERE WITH WHY ITS CLOSING AND WHY CUSTOMERS ARE SO LOYAL TO THE RESTAURANT. (LAURA) IT’S BEEN OPEN FOR 51 YEARS. (LAURA) WELL, THE BUILDINGS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR A WHILE AND IT’S OFFICIALLY BEEN BOUGHT. TODAY- IT WAS PACKED WITH SO MANY WHO ARE SO SAD TO SEE IT GO. (LAURA CASO) A LOT HAPPENS IN THE BACK CORNER OF THE RAVEN RESTAURANT. SINCE 2006, THIS GROUP MEETS FOR LUNCH – TO EAT AND TO TALK. DREW LANKFORD/CUSTOMER “IT’S ONE PLACE WHERE WE TALK ABOUT BASEBALL, WE TALK ABOUT POLITICS.” BOBBY MATHIESON/CUSTOMER “IT’S SUCH A MIX OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUCH HISTORY WITH THE CITY.” THE GROUP – SELF-NAMED THE HORSE AND HOUNDS – GATHERS EVERY FRIDAY AT 12:30. DREW LANKFORD/CUSTOMER “WE HAVE FORMER MAYOR, FORM STATE SENATOR, CREIGH DEEDS COME DOWN HERE WHEN HE’S IN TOWN…” FROM THE CHANDELIERS TO PLAQUES – THE BAR TO THE BOOTHS – IT’S AS AUTHENTIC AS IT GETS. THIS ROOM – WAS ONCE LINED WITH RAVEN APPAREL — WORD OF THE CLOSING HAS LEFT THEM DOWN TO ONLY A FEW. DREW LANKFORD/CUSTOMER”THEY’ VE HAD IT ON THE MARKET FOR SEVERAL YEARS, IT’S A PRIME PIECE OF REAL ESTATE. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS 365 DAYS A YEAR FOR 51 YEARS.” TWO BROTHERS OWN IT. FORMER VIETNAM VETERANS, NOW VOLUNTEERS WITH THE COAST GUARD. DREW LANKFORD/CUSTOMER “THEY ARE AT THE POINT NOW, THEY ARE SAYING, WE, WANT TO STEP BACK AND TRY SOME NEW THINGS.” AND WHILE IT’S CLOSING ITS DOORS, THE MEMORIES MADE HERE WILL LAST A LIFETIME. DREW LANKFORD/CUSTOMER “THEY SEE ME WALK IN, THEY PLACE AN ICE TEA ON THE TABLE.” A PLACE WHERE FRIENDSHIPS FORMED DECADES AGO – OVER A MEAL IN THE BACK CORNER. BOBBY MATHIESON/CUSTOMER “IT REALLY IS A LEGEND AND AN