CAVALIER HOTEL GROUNDSKEEPER IS THE KING OF CURB APPEAL IN VIRGINIA BEACH

By Stacy Parker
 
He’s a lawn maestro, a mulch master, the king of curb appeal. Meet Tom Corso, groundskeeper at The Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club on the Hill. For 21 years, Corso has been responsible for the green space on the historic Oceanfront property. These days, he’s commanding what remains of it. In the fall of 2013, a court-ordered sale of the 22-acre resort threatened the hotel’s existence. The city provided the highest bidder with incentives to preserve it, including more than $2 million for public easements on the hotel’s lawn and entrance and for its serpentine walls.