One spot at The Summit was leased by a Richmond local who helped open Cabo Fish Taco in Blacksburg. The other space will be a neighborhood market.
The new cafe will be much bigger, have a full bar, and include menu items from Brewer’s Waffles and Milkshakes, which closed down in February.
The restaurant’s owner is now his own landlord. Just up the street, New York Deli is planning to build a rooftop venue.
It will be the national cake shop chain’s first Richmond-area location but the franchise group is interested in opening a second spot in the region.
Three more of the pop-up patios have popped up in front of restaurants, providing public eating areas with tables and chairs donated by the furniture store.
The 111-year-old building was first listed for sale in 2019 and the seller, who bought it in 2016 but had owned the cafe since 1995, said she feels liberated to have sold it.
Grub LLC, owner of the nearby Trojan Grill, decided to open another concept in the former Colonial Kitchen & Market space to keep competitors away.
Pasta concept Oro will join Buttermilk + Honey, Fat Kid Sandwiches and Sincero in The Current in Manchester.
Pinky’s, a Mediterranean eatery, is expected to open at 3031 Norfolk St. in Scott’s Addition on July 1.
“It’s going to be a more upgraded version of my spot downtown that still looks like it’s from the 1980s in Brooklyn,” said the owner of Jo Jo’s Famous Pizza.