The restaurant group plans to open in a to-be-built, 4,000-square-foot space at the mixed-use development by early spring 2022.
A Richmond native is back after a decade doing residential development in California and he’s investing in his hometown.
Bojangles’ local franchise group, Tands Inc., filed plans for the Brook Road and Laburnum Avenue locations in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and purchased the sites a year later.
“We think we’ll bring in a younger crowd to the mall. You can’t throw an axe on the internet,” said local Stumpy’s Hatchet House franchisee Joe Szymczak.
The owner of the Saheb Indian Bistro previously co-owned Pakwaan Indian Cuisine, also in Chesterfield County, and wanted “something of my own.”
A team of friends from the local restaurant industry is launching the new concept because “it’s rare to be able to get a space with such visibility.”
Ian Newell opened Red Goat Pizza earlier this month at 2930 W. Broad St., Suite C, in a space formerly home to People’s Pie.
Hiring has been a challenge, but the pizzeria’s new outpost is open at 9325 Chamberlayne Road in The Shoppes at Rutland Place.
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.