A Carytown restaurant that has been two years in the making is expected to be unveiled this week.
The Daily Kitchen & Bar at 2934 W. Cary St. is “definitely, probably” opening by the end of the week, said Michelle Williams, an operating partner of the Richmond Restaurant Group.
The eatery passed its health inspection this week but is still waiting on its ABC license, Williams said.
Richmond Restaurant Group has owned the 4,800-square-foot space, previously home to Glass & Powder board shop, since June 2011. It paid $795,000 for the property, and more than $285,000 worth of building permits have been filed on it since September 2011, according to city records.
“This is by far the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken in terms of scope,” Williams said.
The restaurant has hired 70 employees, she said. Trevor Knotts, formerly of Pescados and Pomegranate, is the chef.
The Daily Kitchen & Bar will have a “soft” opening for friends and family before opening to the public, Williams said.
Richmond Restaurant Group has six other restaurants: the Water Grill, two Hard Shell locations, the Hill Café, Europa and Pearl Raw Bar, which opened in March in the former deLux space.