Another restaurant is folding this week, but they are not falling victim to low profits.
No, according to Sundance Cafe owner Sharon Gentilini, business was humming along just fine at her little Campbell Avenue lunch joint.
“We were doing excellent business here,” she said. “We did a kick-butt lunch.”
For more than a year, Sharon and her husband, Robert Gentilini, sold club sandwiches, soups and salads to the starving downtown masses. And those masses, bored with Zak’s Cafe and still mourning Angler’s departure from the West side of downtown, kept coming back.
But according to Sharon Gentilini, the Virginia Department of Health ordered the restaurant to make improvements that she was not willing to pay for herself. And Total Action Against Poverty, the owner of the building, also did not want to fund the changes, according to Dick Robers, who handles leasing for TAP.