As my colleague, Matt Chittum, reported in Tuesday’s Business section, the restaurant is moving from a tiny space (300 square feet) on E. Main Street to a college-owned space on College Avenue that’s less than a block away. Roanoke College reports that the new location, at 13 and 15 N. College Avenue, is 1,600 square feet, which allows for a bigger dining area, a conference room and expanded food options.
The last time the College Avenue space was used was in 2009, when it held temporary classrooms during the renovation of Lucus Hall.
At this time, Elderberry’s primarily serves soups, wraps and smoothies. The second Elderberry’s location is at the Shoppes at West Village on Electric Road in Roanoke County.
This is the second local, independently owned food business to set up shop on the Roanoke College campus. CUPS coffee shop, which has a main location in Grandin Village in Roanoke, opened a satellite location inside the college’s Fintel Library in January.