Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer will open a new restaurant, Beamer’s 25, in Roanoke at the newly renovated apartment building The Lofts at West Station.
The restaurant will be on the first floor of the Salem Avenue building (next to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore), which Richmond developer Bill Chapman converted into apartments from two old warehouses.
A grand opening was held Wednesday night, where it was announced that Beamer’s 25 should open this spring or summer serving local food and 25 craft beers. The restaurant will seat 100 inside and 50 outside on a patio that overlooks Salem Avenue.
From the Loft at West Station’s Facebook page: “Coach Beamer’s game plan for creating a winning program has been rooted on harvesting and developing Virginia talent. Beamer’s 25 embraces those same principles and will seek out the best foods and craft beers made right here in the State of Virginia.”
The apartment building opened this month and 53 of the 71 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments have been leased, according to leasing agent Melissa Morgan, broker/owner of Renaissance Real Estate. Only two-bedroom apartments remain available.
The building’s amenities include a 28-seat movie theater with a 125-inch screen (the theater holds three movie nights a week), an exercise room and a lounge.
Here are some photos from the grand opening. (If you expand the photo window and click “Show info” you will be able to see captions.)
What do you think of the restaurant’s concept and location?