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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekly Food Notes: Lawsuits, Boxed Lunches + More

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 12:53 PM

You don’t need to worry about going hungry when you visit the Valentine. Fan District restaurant Garnett’s Cafe has opened a second location once filled by Sally Bell’s Kitchen. Garnett’s will continue the tradition of boxed lunches and is now accepting to-go orders for those in a rush. Its hours are Mondays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. garnettsdowntown.com.

Westhampton Pastry Shop is opening a new spot in the former Mixing Bowl space, reports Richmond BizSense. Check this space for news about its opening.

Now, you can get local and organic meals offered by Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market delivered right to your front doorstep. The grocery is now taking orders for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan sandwiches and wraps, plus drinks and sides. Don’t worry, you carnivores are included, too. ellwoodthompsons.com.

You might remember Frits Huntjens from his now-closed restaurant, 1 North Belmont. Unfortunately, his latest project, Petersburg’s Farmers Market Restaurant & Bar is defunct as well. BizSense reports that the developers of the historic building are suing Huntjens for damages and unpaid rent.

On Monday, June 5, 10 local breweries earned medals in 13 categories at the annual Virginia Craft Beer Cup awards hosted by the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, including Ardent Craft Ales, Castleburg Brewery and Taproom, Center of the Universe Brewing Co., Extra Billy’s Smokehouse and Brewery, Garden Grove Brewing Co., Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Legend Brewing Co., Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Strangeways Brewing and Trapezium Brewing Co. virginiacraftbrewers.org.

The developers of Libbie Mill Midtown are so over Southern Season, which filed for bankruptcy last year and abruptly closed its Richmond store. The busy folks at Richmond BizSense report: “An entity tied to Richmond-based Gumenick Properties, the developer of Libbie Mill, is suing former Southern Season CEO W. Clay Hamner and CFO Brian Fauver for fraud and more than $350,000 in damages over an agreement tied to the store’s lease in its short-lived local location.” Pay the rent, folks, pay that rent.

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