Stony Point picks up two new tenants

Kyle Keys spreads crepe batter at Les Crepes, which recently opened at Stony Point Fashion Park. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

Kyle Keys spreads crepe batter at Les Crepes, a new restaurant in Stony Point Fashion Park. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

After bidding adieu to its downtown location, a local crepe shop is up and running in a Southside mall.

Les Crepes opened in Stony Point Fashion Park earlier this month. Its new 1,500-square-foot space near the Dick’s Sporting Goods was previously home to a Sweet Frog frozen yogurt shop.

Mauro Pompili, owner of Les Crepes, made the move to the mall after a nine-month stint downtown at 1110B E. Main St. last year. Pompili said a lack of nighttime foot traffic and the prevalence of food carts made it a challenge to run the creperie downtown.

“It was a bad business at night,” he said.

Les Crepes serves

Les Crepes serves its signature dish with a range of ingredients, including one made with chocolate, strawberries and bananas.

Pompili said an invitation from Stony Point also helped push Les Crepes’ move.

After agreeing to a deal with a Stony Point manager, Les Crepes’ downtown spot was taken over by doughnut startup Sugar Shack.

Les Crepes serves an array of the traditional French thin pancakes paired with everything from smoked salmon to mascarpone cheese.

Despite two restaurants pulling out of the mall earlier this year, Stony Point General Manager Steve Bonniville said restaurants typically do well at Stony Point.

“We feel that Les Crepes is filling a niche that we didn’t have covered by any of our other restaurants,” Bonniville said.

Most of Stony Point’s restaurants are chains, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Brio Tuscan Grille.

Another retail shop also recently opened at Stony Point.

310 Rosemont opened last week in a 2,300-square-feet space near Saks Fifth Avenue formerly filled by Oakley.

310 Rosemont

310 Rosemont sells designer brands including Southern Tide.

310 Rosemont sells men’s and women’s apparel and designer brands. The Stony Point outpost is the company’s third Virginia location, following stores in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

The store was founded by Winter Hodges in 1990. Hodges first store was in Trenton, Tenn. He eventually added another location in Tennessee and one in Atlanta.

“I wanted to expand in Virginia,” Hodges said. “We were invited by the mall to come and be part of it.”

Hodges said he would consider opening another store in the Richmond area, but most likely for his other brand Winter Wren, a women’s apparel store with lower prices than 310 Rosemont.

“This is our first venture into a mall like this,” Hodges said of Stony Point. “I’ve never seen a facility so well manicured. It’s like Disneyworld, almost.”

Kyle Keys spreads crepe batter at Les Crepes, which recently opened at Stony Point Fashion Park. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

Kyle Keys spreads crepe batter at Les Crepes, a new restaurant in Stony Point Fashion Park. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

After bidding adieu to its downtown location, a local crepe shop is up and running in a Southside mall.

Les Crepes opened in Stony Point Fashion Park earlier this month. Its new 1,500-square-foot space near the Dick’s Sporting Goods was previously home to a Sweet Frog frozen yogurt shop.

Mauro Pompili, owner of Les Crepes, made the move to the mall after a nine-month stint downtown at 1110B E. Main St. last year. Pompili said a lack of nighttime foot traffic and the prevalence of food carts made it a challenge to run the creperie downtown.

“It was a bad business at night,” he said.

Les Crepes serves

Les Crepes serves its signature dish with a range of ingredients, including one made with chocolate, strawberries and bananas.

Pompili said an invitation from Stony Point also helped push Les Crepes’ move.

After agreeing to a deal with a Stony Point manager, Les Crepes’ downtown spot was taken over by doughnut startup Sugar Shack.

Les Crepes serves an array of the traditional French thin pancakes paired with everything from smoked salmon to mascarpone cheese.

Despite two restaurants pulling out of the mall earlier this year, Stony Point General Manager Steve Bonniville said restaurants typically do well at Stony Point.

“We feel that Les Crepes is filling a niche that we didn’t have covered by any of our other restaurants,” Bonniville said.

Most of Stony Point’s restaurants are chains, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Brio Tuscan Grille.

Another retail shop also recently opened at Stony Point.

310 Rosemont opened last week in a 2,300-square-feet space near Saks Fifth Avenue formerly filled by Oakley.

310 Rosemont

310 Rosemont sells designer brands including Southern Tide.

310 Rosemont sells men’s and women’s apparel and designer brands. The Stony Point outpost is the company’s third Virginia location, following stores in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

The store was founded by Winter Hodges in 1990. Hodges first store was in Trenton, Tenn. He eventually added another location in Tennessee and one in Atlanta.

“I wanted to expand in Virginia,” Hodges said. “We were invited by the mall to come and be part of it.”

Hodges said he would consider opening another store in the Richmond area, but most likely for his other brand Winter Wren, a women’s apparel store with lower prices than 310 Rosemont.

“This is our first venture into a mall like this,” Hodges said of Stony Point. “I’ve never seen a facility so well manicured. It’s like Disneyworld, almost.”

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