Cville-based Roots Natural Kitchen to open first Chesterfield location

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Roots Natural Kitchen serves grain- and salad-based bowls that feature grilled chicken, barbecue tofu and other ingredients. (Courtesy Roots Natural Kitchen)

A Charlottesville restaurant chain is expanding its Richmond-area presence with its first move into Chesterfield County.

Roots Natural Kitchen is planning to open a new outpost at 14207 Winterview Parkway in the Winterfield Crossing development in Midlothian, according to a permit recently filed with the county.

The restaurant would occupy a 3,000-square-foot space in the same building that is home to Jersey Mike’s Subs and fronts Midlothian Turnpike.

It would be Roots’ third location in the Richmond region. Its first local spot opened in 2018 at 939 W. Grace St. in the city. Its second opened in 2021 at 6602 W. Broad St. near Reynolds Crossing in Henrico.

More details about the planned expansion to Winterfield Crossing, such as an anticipated opening date, weren’t available. Roots didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The building permit received by Chesterfield this week described work at the Winterview Parkway space as a tenant upfit for Roots with an estimated cost of $600,000.

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The upcoming Roots Natural Kitchen  in the Winterfield Crossing development would be the chain’s third location in the Richmond region. (Jack Jacobs photo)

Roots has 13 locations, most of which are in Virginia, according to its website. The company also has restaurants in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, North Carolina and Maryland. UVA graduates Alberto Namnum and Alvaro Anspach founded Roots in Charlottesville in 2015.

The Roots menu features grain-based and greens-based bowls with ingredients including grilled chicken, barbecue tofu and mushrooms. The bowls at the Richmond location run from around $12 to about $14.

Also in the works at Winterfield Crossing are vegan bakery Cinnaholic and Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, which both plan to open soon.

Grocery store Aldi and coworking chain Gather are anchors at Winterfield Crossing, which counts among its tenants Wong’s Tacos, Virginia Credit Union and brewery Triple Crossing. Carytown Bicycle Co. recently exited the shopping center.

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